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Attitude adjustment (part 2).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yesterday when I got to work, I talked to a good friend of mine regarding my frustrations about not being able to make it to the gym & she cheered me up. She has an amazing sense of humor & she had me laughing in no time. I love having friends like that.

Thanks to all of you, too, for your advice. I appreciate your encouragement so much.

I get up super early in the morning (3:45 a.m.) & when I go to the gym, I usually get home around 6:00 p.m. Enough time to eat dinner, spend time with hubby, pack lunches & iron clothes for the next day & go to bed. The last couple of days, we haven't had enough people in our carpool to ride in the carpool lanes, so it's been taking us 2 hours to get home from work. Consequently, I've been getting home at 6:00 p.m.

I want to spend time with hubby in the evening, so the only time I had yesterday to get a workout in was at lunch. I don't exercise much during lunch (except to walk in place) because I don't have access to a shower. But yesterday, I JOGGED in place for 30 minutes while reading my Kindle.

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't jog or run unless I'm being chased & don't want to be caught. emoticon I can Zumba or do aerobics for an hour & it doesn't phase me, other than to sweat a lot, but for whatever reason, I just don't jog or run.

After my jog, I felt GREAT!! I might have to do that more often. I just have to make sure I have plenty of Body Spray in my desk drawer since I can't take a shower. emoticon

Lessons learned: If I suspect I can't make it to the gym, I can fit in some exercise during my lunch break. (By the way, I had 12000 steps by the time I went to bed last night. Yay!!).

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

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  • 1EMMA2011
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    1414 days ago
    Awesome way of taking care of the problem and finding some solutions and trying and learning some new things about yourself along the way. I too have a busy schedule and find it difficult to work out but know that the rewards are worth all the effort and that no type of workout is too little as long as I'm moving. I must admit though I have been feeling bummed out since last Saturday since I stopped working out but then when I do think about it I have been staying active in other ways with walking, being active with my students, etc. Well, I guess we know what's on your X-mas list...more body spray! lol!
    1414 days ago
    Good job getting in a workout any way you can! emoticon And it is amazing how a little exercise can raise your spirits! emoticon Way to go!
    1414 days ago
  • LISAN0415
    That was great! You are right, we can always try and step up the steps on our pedometer.

    May I recommend a Fitness video to you: "Walk away the pounds" with Leslie Sansone, I have seen them at Walmart, or just get some on ebay.

    It's a great 30-45 minute video you can do at home, It not too hard to follow the steps, but it gets the blood flowing and heart pumping and burns calories.

    Also, I have read that weight loss is 80% eating right and 20% exercise. Yes exercise is so good for us, for many reasons, but if your scehdule doesn't allwo it, you can still lose weight.

    Way to go finding a way to fit it in!
    1414 days ago
    Great attitude adjustment. An adjustment well worth it. An adjustment with lessons that will lead to future adjustments I'm sure.

    Way to go .
    1415 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    Nice way to handle the situation and come out on top. emoticon emoticon
    1415 days ago
    Yay! So proud of your dedication!!! emoticon
    1415 days ago
    Yay !! You tweak a little of your idea and be creative is the ways to go. I'm proud of your never
    Give up spirits to get your work out in your busy life style. 2 hr to get to your work is crazy. You must live in a big city. I hate those traffic jam in the city or area you live just to get to work. You should be proud of yourself and pat your shoulder for doing this. Since you can't take shower at your work place, but there is some disposable wet towel you can buy, or bring towel from your home let wet towel a bit in the ziplock bag and if your work place have a refrigerator to keep employ's lunch. Put your towel with your lunch. This way after your work out you are feel clean and cool off from your work out sweat. Best wishes from me always and take care!

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    1415 days ago
    emoticon That was a GREAT idea : ) emoticon
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    1415 days ago
    Great job! Can hubby go work out with you so you're spending healthy quality time but still reaching your goals?
    1415 days ago
    Yay! You found a way even when you can't get to the gym! I'm proud of you.
    1415 days ago
    Yay! You found a way even when you can't get to the gym! I'm proud of you.
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