Another early, early morning today. It dawned on me (get it, dawned?) as the sun was coming up that maybe if I wasn’t so fixated on getting to the gym at a certain time but feeling so deprived of getting to have a leisurely morning (and a full breakfast without worrying about it bothering me during my workout), I could sleep past 6:00. Too bad I’d been up since 5:00 and was pumped full of a coffee by then…
I went to the gym and was planning on doing spin class, but realized that the prospect of waiting in line to get into the room (Saturday’s are busy so you have to go early, but the room’s locked til the instructor arrives) was not cool. I decided to do my own workout instead:
- 15 minutes stairmaster
- 3x squats/reverse lunges with a leg lift/deadlifts/calf raises
- 10 minutes treadmill alternating an incline walk with running
- 3x chest press/bent over dumbbell row/upright row/skull crushers/bicep curls
- 5 minutes rowing
It took just over an hour, which was perfect. I didn’t have time to get bored, but I did have thoughts of “I hate how I look right now”. When will they go away?
I had kind of an epiphany, but by accident. When I first got to the gym and went to the locker room, I had my heart rate monitor strap all ready to go but couldn’t find my watch. I got really disappointed, and then realized that I wasn’t disappointed, Ed was. How would I know how many calories I’d burn in spin class? When I realized this, I decided that maybe wearing my heart rate monitor is one of those things that might be healthy for most people, but right now isn’t really helping me. I’m going to try exercising without it for a while. PROGRESS!
Afterwards, I was starving and came home and had an apple with peanut butter and yogurt. I also had about four spoonfuls of peanut butter…but that’s NORMAL. I’m over tired, stressed out, and refusing to let it ruin my day.
Now I’m enjoying a (decaf) gingerbread tea and am waiting for my mom to come. I’m considering a nap rather than slogging through some work on my portfolio. I’m frustrated so if any word pressers have insight I could use some help: I have different PAGES for writing, editing, and about me sections BUT I have different categories for writing like news, health, or financial. I want the posts that I tag as writing and financial to go under the writing PAGE into those sub cats but they’re not working. HELP!
I feel like I need to say thank you again for yesterday’s response. I wrote some honest posts and I got some loving feedback, which means more than you guys know!
I’m leaving ya with a few things:
- an article about making peace with food and weight during the holidays that Jenni Schaefer wrote (it came up in my news feed today)
- a blogher post about decriminalizing food – lots of talk about leaving the diet mentality and what that means
- a song i’ve got on replay:
- a trailer you’re gonna love (or at least smile at):