I rested my knees for 8 days before finally getting back on the elliptical on Saturday. It was a success! I didn’t have any pain after a short 20-minute workout. But I did make sure to ice both knees for 5 minutes each before I got on the machine, and 5 minutes each after I got off. I don’t know if that helped at all, but I’ve decided to do that every single time I plan to do some type of cardio workout.
After some light cardio, I tried out a Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred on Exercise TV. I am now officially obsessed with Jillian, and feel as if we’re good friends. She kicked my butt, my arms and my abs, and I love her for it.
It was only a 25-minute workout, so after I was finished and showered, I still had a ton of time until I needed to get ready to go out. I decided to get a massage at Mario Tricoci with an $100 gift card I’ve had for years. Best decision ever!
The quality of this picture stinks since I had to use my cell phone. Forgot the cam-cam at home unfortunately. Before the massage, I got sit in this little waiting area with comfy couches, women’s magazines and snacks. Pictured above is a combination of crackers and banana chips. The latter were addictive. I got up for a second helping!
This was my second time ever getting a massage. I had gotten one about 5-6 years ago, and I didn’t really like it. I think I might have just been too young though because I loved it this time.
I’m a very tense person who has terrible posture. It doesn’t help that I sit at a desk in front of computer for 8 hours a day, 5 times a week. When my masseuse finally made her way to my shoulders, she started massaging them for 10 seconds before she asked me if I work on the computer. She said my shoulders were really tense and that I had a ton of knots in my back. I wasn’t surprised.
She worked some of them out, but I guess the Signature Massage is more about relaxation then working out knots. If I decide to go again a month or so, I think I’m going to get a deep-tissue massage.
More pictures of the night and my cooking/baking escapades later. Now I need to get ready for the Bears game!! 🙂