Thursday, February 11, 2010
I started out today feeling stressed and tearful. Short and sweet - I have an important training course I need to go to tonight, hubby said he would probably have to work late, and no one to watch the boys so that I could go. Add that it's getting to be that TOM! and my hormones have been bouncing around again (don't you just love that pre-menopausal hormone shift
Talked to hubby again - he's told the boss he can't work late tonight and will aim to be here by the time I need to leave.
I've set my aim at getting a fitness workout twice a week, with walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week. So, round about 11 ish I walked down to the bus stop (my goal of taking public transport and walking once a week) which just happens to stop right outside the fitness place. Off the bus, 5 steps and I'm inside.
Did a 30 minute workout on the circuit. Finished up feeling sweaty, but not exhausted. Like I'd had a good work out, but wasn't beat up. I've been talking to the manager there about Spark People, and today I left her one of the promotional printouts. She's really impressed with what they have on offer here, and while I was speaking to her after my workout sent an email to her regional boss about it.
After my workout I walked down to my favourite coffee shop and had lunch - carrot and coriander soup and a fruit salad along with a pot of tea. They know I can't eat gluten, and one of the wait staff has coeliac's, so they have actually gone to the trouble of getting in gluten free bread so that I can have bread with my soup. As you can guess, this is NOT one of the big name international chain coffee shops.
What made lunch doubly nice was that my eldest son joined me. He's training to be a fitness instructor, so we were able to have a nice chat about that as well as catching up. He's all for my getting healthier and will make time to come round to watch the younger boys for me next week during half term so I can get out and exercise.
No big words of wisdom here. But a big thank you. This morning when I was feeling stressed and down, I didn't talk about it but one of the things I did do was just come here to SP and read some of the article, check my friend feed to see what others had been up to since yesterday, and whereas in the past the urges to comfort eat would have been rearing, this time they didn't. Where the urge to say f* it to exercise would have been strong, I was able to go and do 30 minutes circuit training. And I owe that all to the people here.