Monday, April 22, 2013
My Mega Exercise plan is working.
I'll get to some scale talk in a minute but I need to focus on the really big positive coming from Mega Exercise.
Mentally I'm feeling really good. Walking is my anti-depressant.
Having an hour to walk to work gets me all mentally set for the day. Gets the blood running and wakes me up all nice and neat. The hour walk home is the same way. I shake off any bits of work still clinging to me (really, my job isn't one I take with me but even so, once in a while someone/thing will get under my skin and I need to let fresh air sweep it away) and get home ready to take on whatever project I have planned.
Walking is good.
AND, I started taking a different route so the bit of boredom that was sitting in has gone. I look forward to my commute home because it's the alternate route (same distance). I'm also looking into seeing how many other routes I can find (as long as they aren't longer than 4 miles--I don't want to take all evening walking home).
So the walking is really agreeing with me.
Yoga is still good. I really want to get back to two days a week in the studio but right now I'm at the mercy of my garage door. Yeah, how's this for an excuse not to drive to yoga. My garage door is broken so I have to manually open/close it, so I just don't want bothered with that extra step to take the car. Nevermind that I hate driving any damn way. Mostly I'm missing Thursday's class, which isn't my favorite anyway. It's more of a learning class, so it's not as vigorous. Monday (the class I rarely miss) is more of a flow class AND it's hot. I also really like the instrutor. I would probably brave my craptacular garage door to drive myself to that class if need be (right now I go with someone else so I can be lazy and not have to drive).
Strength training is. . .well, it's just meh. I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other. I like the results and don't hate the activity but lately I've had stuff to do when I get home and it's been easy to just skip it (last week I missed both days and didn't make it up on the weekend either). I'll hit my stride with it eventually (this week might be dicey--I have a lot of sewing to do this week).
Speaking of sewing, I'm about finished with the Giant Squid I'm making for an art show on Saturday. That's been distracting me from my home exercise (ST) along with some stuff I'm making for swaps (can you say Sea Monkey--I knew you could--I'm working on one right now for a swap and I have a feeling it's going to turn out very well, if I do say so myself).
Food wise I'm doing decently, too. I've been getting a bit less F/V than before but still managing a few everyday. I've noticed since I've started upping the exercise (and keeping busy in the evenings) I'm not as obsessed with eating. Goodbye to you, boredom foraging!
So, things are going well in this little circle of the world.
How about you? What's up?
(holy crap, I posted this and then realized I didn't get to the scale talk--so I'm just going to forget about scale talk for today except to say we're having a healthy relationship right now so things are decent there, too).