Sunday, February 21, 2010
I made it to the gym again today. I guess you could say that was an understatement.
I spent about 2 1/2 hours there.
It was not intentional. I didn't plan to spend that long there. It just happened. I spent about 30 minutes on the treadmill, and the rest on weight training. I probably wouldn't have spent quite so much time there, but there were some other girls, and I had to keep waiting for them. One of the machines was taken for a full hour by two girls. Another girl kept sitting down on the machines and just . . . sitting. And there were two machines I didn't want to use until no one was nearby. (Crunches and the hip workouts, if you're interested.)
I don't mind sharing the machines, but good grief. If you and your friend are going to each use a machine for half an hour, give someone else a chance in between, okay? I take just a few minutes per machine. I understand your goals may be different than mine, and that's fine. You paid your dues the same as I did. Use them as long as you want. Just not back to back, so someone else doesn't get a chance. And don't just sit on one of the machines. Or put your stuff on one while you do something else. They are not tables, okay?
Grrr. I used to belong to another gym, before they closed. This one is nicer, but has no sauna, and for some reason, I feel uncomfortable using the big weight room. I've been going to the women-only room, which is much smaller and has fewer machines. I think my discomfort comes from the guys who always seem to be hanging out around the weight machines. There were always guys around at the old gym, too, but there were usually a couple girls. And the guys didn't just kind of hang around in clumps. It's intimidating.
However, I still enjoy going. I just needed to vent a little.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I did make it to the gym last night. I didn't go overboard with it because I was very tired, but I knew I wouldn't have a chance today. I don't like to work out before I go in to work, but it will be especially hard for the next couple days. Tonight, I will be at work until at least 10, but I really don't think I'll get out before 11, maybe even 12. Tomorrow, I have to be at work at 7 in the morning. And through the whole week, I don't have two shifts back to back that are the same. Close, open, close, day off, close, day off, open. My husband asked if I ticked somebody off. No, just life in retail.
Tomorrow with be hardest, but hubby is off, and hopefully, we'll go work out together after I get home.
Have to go now. Work is calling me.
Friday, February 19, 2010
My mind wants to go exercise. It's totally in the mood. "Let's go! Whoo-hoo! Ready, set, go, go, go!"
My body is not really with the program. "Yeah, you know that four hours of sleep we got last night? Not so much of the enough, that. Very tired. Let's just snuggle up right here on the couch and have a little nap. Or a long one. Sleep is good."
I'd really like to go to the gym.
Hello. It's an hour after I started this entry. I fell asleep sitting up.
Body won, apparently. Well, the gym is open until 10. I may make it yet.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I did my exercising today. But I was starving afterward. I had a hot dog, which might not have been the best thing, but I'm still within all my counts. I just have to be careful for the rest of the night. I have two things in reserve to munch on if I feel I need to: a can of tuna (which I need to eat, anyway, for the protein), and a can of turnip greens. I'm a Southern girl, and I love my turnip greens.
It's Ash Wednesday. I wish I could have made it to church today. My husband went before going in to work, but by the time I made it home, he was already gone. At least I don't have to be up early tomorrow, so I'll get some time with him tonight. If I don't crash first.
I have fought the urge to binge today, though. I guess it's a victory that I didn't binge, but it scares me because I know from experience I can usually only hold off a binge for so long before something happens. That something is usually eating and eating until I'm in pain, and even past that point. But I can't look too far ahead. I didn't binge today. And today is all I can control -- not even today, but just this one moment. Right now, I am not binging. Victory!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I took Valentine's Day off this week. We had no money (and I mean NO money) to go anywhere or do anything special, so we stayed home and had a little party.
With drinking and munchies.
I don't plan on doing it often, but every once in a while, I think it's good just not to worry about what that handful of Doritos is going to do to your nutrition counts. Also, the one thing my hubby was able to do for me was get me a package of those cookies where you can break off the number you want and bake just that number. We baked six of them, and I had four. The rest went into the freezer.
But other than that one day, I've been doing okay. I've had the hardest time with fat lately -- I keep going over. Today, I'm well over. (Hot dogs for dinner.) But calories are still under. I'm just shy of carbs and protein. I had planned on exercising, but the day just went away, and I didn't. Why is that so hard for me to do? And now, I need to start getting ready for bed. Early day tomorrow. Ugh.
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