I'm amazed at how quickly my body got out of shape. I swear I just worked out a few weeks ago and I didn't notice anything different from the norm. Last night when I hopped onto the elliptical I did a shorter and lower resistance workout than I'm used to. The workout didn't feel bad, but I could tell it didn't feel as easy either.
By the time I finished 15 minutes, I was sweaty and breathing heavy--certainly not how I used to feel walking off the machine. I admit, I was a bit surprised. (I mentioned I lightened the workout since it has been a bit since I last did it, right?)
Although I was surprised walking off the machine, you can imagine my shock when I started to feel sore a few hours later. Seriously? I cannot believe I got out of shape as quickly or as badly as I did. I'm relearning that taking care of your health is a daily thing, not just when you "have a goal" or when it's convenient.