The Best Laid Plans
Sunday, January 06, 2013
So my plan to recover from the other day didn't work out quite as well as I'd hoped. Didn't get any kind of walking in to significantly increase my step count, nor did I have a nap. I did manage to use up some of the leftovers, and I threw away most of the remaining desserts and junk food. I also decided to give myself a few more days before re-starting in earnest. I just wasn't ready to really commit for some reason. I had been working from home and it seemed difficult for me to get motivated. On Friday when I went back to the office I felt much better. Although I don't really like my job, and I can just as easily do it from home as I can from the office, there's something to be said for getting out of the house.
So, I've decided that tomorrow is the day. Today I will throw out any remaining non-slow carb friendly foods, go grocery shopping so I have food I want to eat, and make a meal plan, as well as prepare some stuff in advance. I also want to put away the Christmas decorations. And my boyfriend and I started cleaning up my office again (as it always seems to migrate into a state of chaos) on Friday night -- ideally I'd like to finish that and address the aftermath of stuff it created -- things that need to moved to other places in the house, stuff to advertise for sale, but that might be a little too much. Oh, and I also have to get out to the beer store to return a bunch of empties as we're doing a bottle drive to help support Phoebe's family in their ongoing struggle with leukemia.
Before doing any of that though, I decided to take some time for myself. Reading Sparkfriend's blogs, writing this one, having a protein shake, drinking water.
We leave for Cuba in 18 days. I'm sure the time will fly by.
Had an interesting conversation with my boyfriend the other night, where he expressed concerns about his weight. When I met him about 6 and half years ago, he probably weighed about 150 pounds. Now he's probably about 210. He's 6'1", so he can carry the weight, and at 150, he was pretty skinny. Over the past few years he's settled into a relationship, quit smoking and stopped working jobs that were largely very physical, all the while not really modifying his diet. Of course, he'll eat pretty much whatever I make, but left to his own devices, it's meat and noodles out of a package. He's never really exercised and is really against the idea of going to the gym, although he will do things like biking (not so great in t6he winter) hiking, snowshoeing and going for walks. I suggested we go for a walk every evening and he seemed agreeable, but he has a long history of changing his mind. I might just have to go without him anyway, because without some kind planned activity, there is no way for me to get in 10000 steps a day. Even on running days I don't always make it to 10000.
Anyway, the workout plan for me remains almost the same -- running 2x/week, kettlebells 2x/week. I was planning on doing a class at Goodlife once a week, but their winter schedule isn't very appealing to me. Truth be told, I'm not much of a group exercise type person. I find the constant chatter and encouragement and prompts to yell and stuff from the instructors annoying and I usually don't like the music they use. I just thought that maybe I should push myself to do something outside of my comfort zone, and since I have a Goodlife membership, the classes are free. I'm not sure how long I'll stick with it if I hate it though. I'll have to give it some thought.
Speaking of doing something outside of my comfort zone, one thing I do want to try to do in the next little while is a vlog. I absolutely hate seeing myself on video, and I don't like the sound of my voice, so I've never done one before. But it might be a good exercise for me. So you might see a vlog from me in the next couple of weeks. Might take me that long to get up the nerve!
Well, time start tackling the to do list.