Sunday, December 21, 2014
Here I sit, watching for my body to get energy to go for a run. Not sure why I am so tired but I am excited to play with my new toys. It was my boyfriend's Christmas with his family and I got alot of fun gift like clothes, picture frames, and a subscription for a box of snacks to get mailed to me.
I must say my boyfriend's gift topped all the other generous gifts. He got me a Garmin watch. For those non-runners, it's a watch that tells me my pace, distance, calories burned and what time it is. I am really excited for it. I am curious if it will tell me how many calories burned during other exercise and it if it works on a treadmill.
I realize being supportive of my running, fitness and eating healthy is very important to me. Other guys in my life were not. They'd try me I shouldn't do it for whatever reason or try to sabotage me. It's huge for me that my boyfriend is supportive of my running. He went to my Turket Trot 5K and wants to do more. He got me a bike for my birthday in April. And, now the Garmin! The support means alot to me. I find it very ironic that I am at 205 and I was at 160ish with those other guys. It really makes me feel like I can get into shape.
On Friday, I met with a trainer about the potential of training. She was nice enough but I am still hesitate. While I was there, I learned they are having a January (new resolutions) promo where you can go to as many classes as you can stand for $30 for the entire month. Typically, each class is $10 so it's steal! I think I will be doing that maybe I will do personal training in February if it is still a want in my life. I think the group exercise class which I was assured is never bigger than 8 people would help me getting stronger, inside and out!
With all this, I have some goals for January and 2015 forming...
Work out 4-5 times a week.
Take group exercises - TRX and Kettlebells - MWF
Run a race every month of the year
Lose weight - down to 180 from 205
They are simple goals but hopefully get to who I want to me!
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Even through I juggled two jobs while going to college, it was so much easier to fit working out in. Most times I'd do it in between classes. Now that I am an adult, it is so much harder. I get two choices - before or after work. Either way, I am tired when I do it. The last couple weeks, I have been going through a daily cycle of procrastination. It goes like this.
10:00 pm: Sets alarms for 5:45 am.
5:45 am: Reset alarm for 7:00 am and get up at 7:00 am for work.
7:00 am: Pack a gym bag and go to work.
4:30 pm: Tell myself I will go after the gym calms down and isn't busy.
7:00 pm: I'll go in the morning.
You can see where the problem lies. I admit it. When I am tired, I am lazy. But, now as an adult, work is the main focus of the day. This means I have to work out in the morning or evening. I am coming to terms that I have to get more strict with myself. Basically, I need to get up in the morning and do it when the gym is nearly empty and nothing can sneak in before it.
I know if I find a consistent time that my work outs would be consistent. I am looking at starting to train for half marathon and an obstacle course. Ironically, the half marathon, I'd need to have strong hips and the obstacle course a strong upper body.
Right now I am on the fence about the obstacle course but been thinking I might do it as it will give me a reason to strength train. If it's for weight loss, I am like, "What's the point?" I know if I train for a half marathon, strength train three times a week and track my food, I WILL lose weight. But, I need goals to get motivated to do something.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Nothing like coming home to a note to call your landlord to get your anxiety up and running. Basically, he was wondering if I was going to renew my lease in June. Apparently, he's has alot of people asking about availability. It'd be my third year in my apartment if I renewed.
Ironically, this weekend I brought up (again) to my boyfriend about moving in together. On one hand, I understand some of his reasons such as he can't afford to move because rent is lower by himself than us living together. On the other hand, by June we will have dated two years but he doesn't think he can commit to living together? It frustrates me because at what point do I just give up and move on? Move on to a town I enjoy and a job that might actually be for me?
It's hard because I enjoy being with him most the time except when their are mental health issues. Our relationship seems to get better with time. He's been really trying to eat healthy and support my running. It's been really nice. But, how long do I wait?
Ironically, when I was driving home, I was thinking maybe if I stay one more year I can save up for a house. Homes around here are about the same as rent.
Anyhow, these are my thoughts. It feels like a pivotable point in my life. And needed to get my thoughts out. Guideness is welcomed!
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Yesterday, I went to the first day of Fit Camp.
Everyone was really nice and welcoming. For whatever reason, I didn't feel out of place or like everyone was watching me fail at my exercises. Maybe it helped that the two body builders in the class were whining out loud what I thinking inside my head somewhat. However, when they did it, it was humorous and I knew I wasn't alone.
We did however many reps we could do in a set time of 30, 60, or 90 seconds. Maybe this is why I didn't feel bad about my performance because I wasn't trying to keep with the class but rather myself. With these timed circuits, we did squats, planks, push ups, sit ups, bridges.
After the class, I didn't think it worked me very much as I barely broke a sweat. Ha! The joke was on me. My hips, inner thighs, pecs, shoulders were all a bit tired today and I got more tired/sore as the day went on. So much so that I took a nap after supper and after this blog I am going back to bed.
I skipped my today as I was so tired. I am going to try to get it in before class tomorrow night or before work tomorrow morning. I will either need to get hard core on myself and run sore or maybe change my workout routine to have two workouts on MWF and rest on Tu/Th. I really have two goals this month... working on running longer distance for the 10K and complete the month of Fit Camp!
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