Muscle Memory

So I’m finished week #2 of my 6-weeks to a new body experiment. And I have to say, I’m a little surprised at the results so far. Maybe to look at me it is not so noticeable, but I can feel the differences. Quite frankly, that is all that counts.

What is strange, though, is my muscle memory. It has been 30 years since I have worked this hard. Yet my muscles seem to be building up as if no time has passed. They are stepping into line, just as they should. My willpower gets me going in the morning, but my muscles are carrying the day. Kind of shocking.

I would have thought that my poor old body would protest all lot more than it has. The program so far has been challenging, but nothing crazy. And I already moved into running this week, when I could have been walking still.

But I think next week goes up another notch. I flipped ahead in the book and noticed the strength training portion is amped up. So we shall see how much memory my muscles have then!

I am also surprised that it has taken me so long to dig into a program like this. My husband had an interesting notion about that. He said, “you are always all-in with everything you do. Before you started this program you were all-in against exercise.” Hmmm, might be some truth in that. It has taken me a long time to work up to this.

And no-one could have convinced me that I would even LIKE it. No-one. No matter what kind of factual and convincing argument they came up with, and many people have tried. I had to figure it out for myself.

So I look forward to my one day of exercise rest and then back at it Saturday.

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