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2/3/13: My Totally Non-Football-Related Plans.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I had the worst "sleep" last night. After the terrible day, I wanted to climb into bed at 10:30. I thought that was wonderful (me getting to sleep early is always a rarity), so I climbed into bed and closed my eyes... and I "woke up" at midnight. I couldn't fall back asleep, and I was still absolutely exhausted. I tried to sleep for another hour. It just didn't come.

Anyway, Bob (a kid I new in high school who is also at Carroll) texted me and said he needed help on ochem homework at around 1 in the afternoon, so I decided to talk to him for a little, and I decided to see how Rob was doing and check my email.... I can't sleep anyway, so why not be productive?

I read a comment on my sparkpage by a wonderful member... she told me I should just face my school's gym alone, even if it's terrifying and many of the females still have the high-school mentality of being vicious to everybody who isn't in their clique. And I decided- I need to go to campus tomorrow anyway, to help Bob... and by the time we are done with that, superbowl SHOULD be on (or at least really close). The gym... the gym must then be primarily dead. All of those girls (can't call 'em women when they at they way they do) will probably be at a superbowl party, happy to have an excuse to get drunk on a Sunday evening or flirt with tons of men.

Typically I keep Sunday off as a rest day, and my strength plans I had decided were to be upper body on Mondays and Thursdays, core on Tuesdays and Fridays, and then lower body on Wednesday and Saturday. Obviously I am not going to work my lower body nor my core today, because I do like to have two days' rest (my muscles get the most sore after 2 days and then are perfectly fine on day 3 post work out). But I looked at the schedule and thought, I have a test on Tuesday, perhaps I should spend Monday studying? And looking at my schedule, two out of every three Tuesdays are test days. Maybe Sundays are a better day to workout my upper body?

The ingenious thing about allowing myself a rest day is that it doesn't matter when I take it, because I will always have at least two full days in between muscle groups. I can move things up or down in the week, and it's still okay, so I can adjust when I need a rest day to fit my test schedules or to fit my level of "18 year old walks like a crippled 80 year old."

Yeah. I'm doing this. There is really no better time than during the Super Bowl, and I figure, if I go by myself just ONCE I will have steam in my proverbial boat to go again. Especially because WHEN (not IF) I go today, I WILL (not MIGHT) take note of all of the different machines so I can make my gym plans and get up my workout plans for you guys.

Now I have on my workout clothes, I just ate some greek yogurt (going to eat something else, when I figure out what else I want- oh I love being able to eat what I want), and I've got an hour or so before I am leaving. I will probably finish up some homework for quant so I don't feel pressured by it tonight.
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MAXMAMA45 2/4/2013 1:54PM

    When I was in college (oh that makes me sound old ... haha) I never dared to go alone and wish I HAD because then I would be healthier NOW! So, good for you!!
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