I made it to the gym last night, and had a great little workout. I also noticed something recently -- I can actually walk up stairs a little easier than before. So even 4 days in to the new year, I can feel that my legs are a tad stronger.
Now walking down the stairs is a little risky still! Thank goodness for handrails :)
Back when I was training for my first half marathon, I worked in a 20 story office building. Almost every day I would walk the stairs at lunch or at some point in the afternoon. At first, I could only make it up 2 flights without huffing and puffing. But every week, I added a flight, and eventually I could do all 20! But what was interesting, was that walking down was a lot harder on my muscles. Going up was harder for my cardio, of course.
So, I've done 4 days of the gym out of the 200 that's my #Fitness2013 goal. Only 196 more days to go!!