Friday, December 20, 2013
So I've been lamenting over the fact that I have lost absolutely no weight in the oh...3 years since I joined Spark People. To be fair, I have a high stress job and I loathe paperwork. You know, tracking food, tracking workouts...who's got time for that? When I do have a moment to sit down, I really don't want to log on to transfer my food journal to the computer and figure out what food I ate has what calorie impact. And the type of workouts I do don't always translate easily to the workout trackers. I sometimes find the time to do it, but not very often the inclination.
The part that really urkes me the most is that I don't eat a bad diet. I am gluten free and sugar free. I eat a mostly vegetable based diet. I drink plenty of water. And I don't drink soda or diet drinks. My one vice is a single cup of half caf coffee in the morning. I workout everyday when I can, at least 4 times a week when I am super busy. I should be dropping weight like a stone, except for 2 things...1. I'm a woman and 2. I'm 48 years old. Change does not come easy to those of us in my world.
Let's face it, the winter makes it worse. It's cold and dark and unmotivating enough, but throw in the fact that your gym closes for 3 weeks and you're sunk! Ridiculous, I know! What gym closes for 3 weeks at a time when you need it most?!?!?! The one on campus! The one at work! The one I've been going to all semester with my workout buddy! Yeah, THAT ONE!!!
It has left me with a big dilema, do I join a gym in the interim or workout at home? Joining another gym is actually not an option right now because of some up coming family obligations where I won't have access to a gym for almost a month, making that 2 months plus without a gym. So home workout is the option.
I get so bored with the same old DVDs so I'm making up my own 30 minute workout. That's right, I'm my own Shaun T! I put a workout timer app on my phone and set it for 2 minute intervals with a 5 second break between, just so I would have time to transition to the next exercise. I have a pile of index cards with warm ups, exercises, and stretching on them and I shuffle them start the timer and go! At the end of 30 minutes, viola I'm done! And I never have the same workout twice!