This, I think, is the last week of four workouts a week. I had a workout this evening, and three more scheduled for this week. It's making quite a difference. I have a little pain, but for the most part it's all been positive. My legs, which have been really swollen, are starting to deflate some, and although I still have a big gut on me, I can tell that the muscles are a lot stronger. I'll be glad to go to three a week rather than four, though. I'll do a day of cardio workouts (treadmill, elliptical trainer, bike) in between there. Last night I mowed the lawn. It was about 85 degrees and 50 percent humidity, and I managed to do the whole thing (about a quarter of an acre, since the back is now mostly hardscape) without stopping to catch my breath or to let my back stop hurting. Took me about 45 minutes. That's quite an accomplishment.
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I think I'll go take a shower. That way I don't have to take one in the morning.