You'd think that after 12 weeks of workouts, I couldn't possibly get that sore anymore...but you'd be wrong! We did something during strength training on Monday - and I have no idea WHAT, as our workouts were completely changed - that somehow worked my abs without me realizing it. I know that sounds crazy, but because I've been able to do crunches like a madwoman this soreness has really surprised me. In fact, doing just 35 crunches on the BOSU ball yesterday was a struggle. Last night while I was loading the dishwasher I could really feel my abs as I bent down and straightened back up. Of course, my first thought was that I'd hurt myself and that I should immediately stop cleaning up after dinner and go lie down...but then I realized that it was simply sore muscles and I *could* continue cleaning (oh the humanity!). Hmmm, I wonder if Brad snuck something seemingly easy yet deceptively hard into my workout? I will have to quiz him on Monday!
In related workout news, because we were at the beginning of another 12-week session, a few new people joined our classes. It was fun to watch them learn the machines, and take it easy while getting used to everything. Brought back memories *wipes tear from eye* - ah, the good old days! Now that I have so much time under my belt, when the new people were told to stop and take a break, I was told "keep going!" so that shows you how hardcore (hahaha) I am!
Oh, continuing from my Good Eats post, we had HG's Scoopable Chinese Chicken Salad last night and it was great! Next time I'll add some extra green onions - either the batch I had was really mild or else I just like an extra bite. The recipe made a ton, and I have some good leftovers for lunch today and tomorrow. Now that's what I like - cook once, eat several meals!