Yesterday, my physical therapist finally gave me the all clear to start exercising again. I was sent away from the office with instructions to go back to my normal routine but stop if I have any pain. If I am able to do my normal routine, I can then try some exercises to "push" my muscles. We would regroup in a week after I tried a couple days of working out.
This made my day! I eagerly laced up my running shoes this morning, turned to Fergie Radio on Pandora, and jumped on the elliptical. I don't know if it was the music or my newly healed muscles, but this workout felt amazing! I rocked out an hour of cardio and then moved on to crunches, planks, squats, and some light weight lifting (just using 5 lb weights). Now that I am sitting here thinking about it, since I haven't worked out much at all for the last 2 months, it was probably the endorphins that I have been missing.
Anyhoo, I am definitely going to get my workouts in until Saturday at which I will stuff my face at Jerame's aunt's Labor Day party and probably negate the whole week of working out. But hey, I work out so I can have fun :)