That's the week's score so far. Tomorrow night's plan is beer and hot wings happy hour with the usual suspects, and no gym - and my left knee shouts Halleluia! I'm having some Knee Issues - the Girlchild came by her knee problems the hard way, via heredity. I know the only thing to do is cautiously work through it - gentle non-impact workouts, let the joint toughen up. It will get better, it just has to work through being worked. She's doing much better since she started working out again - still has some pain, but not as bad as it was when she saw the great Dr. K last year. All you can do is learn to live with it, don't aggravate it too much, also don't baby it too much, and let it toughen up gradually. Fortunately, I am naturally lazy enough not to push it too far.
I cannot rhapsodize enough about what rejoining the gym has done for me. I have rearranged my work schedule to keep my dates with the cardio and weights. I haven't gotten it down perfectly yet, but things are getting better - my dream is 5x a week, but if I can maintain 3x with a good balanced workout, that will be fine. I am already seeing improvement in the assular region, meaning, I almost have one again. It had been getting Mighty Flat Back There. Now it's Lifting Up Where It Belongs. If that's not motivation, I don't know what is.
But it's hitting 80 already so it's definitely getting to Tank Time. I have a stash of Cotton-ease in various colors, bought for that ill-fated afghan concept of, what, 2 years ago? Anyway, I now have a Vision - brainless easy wide ribbed tanks in fat color-block stripes. Turquoise/white/sea green, red/orange/hot pink, stuff like that. Teamed with skirts, that's officewear. I'll share color combinations this weekend if the sun is shining, but my camera flash does not do colors well. I need to throw them on a lawn chair in the yard for a photo shoot. And then throw myself in the lawn chair in the yard to start one. I figure I have four tanks in my arsenal - the Denim Silk Berroco one from Knit!, a solid red Shapely Tank, and two striped Sweater-Wizard-designed specials. And I need all of them. I have various neutral skirts that are three elliptical trainer sessions from fitting, and a bright tank/sweater would be just the ticket for them - office-ready and fun.
But right now I will go crawl into bed with the topdown cardigan and chug around a few more rows. It's been a good day.