I just started really pushing myself in the gym again and I think I can officially relate to all the beginners out there again!!
My weights are down a little bit, as I expected, but they really haven't decreased by much. I haven't done any one-rep max testing, but based on my submaximal efforts I don't think I lost more than about 10lb from my bench and 25lb from my squat. I am confident that those precious pounds will come back quickly; muscle memory is a beautiful thing! :)
I have also been super conscious of my form during this comeback week. In the past, my body has kind of "remembered" the correct form for squatting, deadlifting, and benching (among other exercises), but now when I initiate a squat I go through a thirty-point checklist and maintain total body awareness throughout the entire movement.
My energy has been great during my workouts. The next day, though, I'm exhausted. I'm hoping that is something that I will (re)adjust to; I don't remember if this happened when I first started working out two years ago.
I'm also SUPER sore! I normally don't experience much DOMS, but I've been having trouble just walking since Monday. I love it half the time (it reminds me that I'm working out again!!) and hate it the other half (it doesn't feel particularly good).
In other news, I got bloodwork done! Yay, health insurance!
Boo, medical tape on the fuzzy part of my arm. =( Why do they always use such a long piece that it wraps basically all the way around your arm so that you have no choice but to wax yourself when you remove it?? Wouldn't a smaller piece work just as well? (I know. #whitewhine)