Daily Ramblings 3/12/13

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First, a thought from yesterday: truck stops are a dieters WORST nightmare! I had to meet my mom at one and the first thing I see when I walk in is a package of creme mousse in chocolate cups, only sold in a four pack. I didn't even bother to check the calorie count. I turned away quickly in horror (and to avoid temptation) and almost ran into a display of cookies and cake treats right across from the hot "grill" section of greasy options. Even the coffee display wasn't a safe haven with more than 6 flavored options that I'm SURE were full of sugar. I used to go in these all the time (my parents own a traveling show and summers were spent on the road a lot) but I haven't been in one for probably a year or so. I will not be making that mistake again, not sure I would be strong enough to say no thanks!

This morning started dark, dreary, and snowing. Normally I would shut off the alarm clock, set the timer for an hour later and pull the covers over my head. Not today though, I signed up for a six am strength training class called Body Pump. This class always fills up so they probably had to turn someone else away to secure me a spot. I didn't want to feel guilty all day about skipping so I dragged my sleepy self out of bed and got down there. This being my first class, I wanted to get there early. I only made it 5 minutes early and spent that whole time in line to get in (seriously, who knew the gym was so popular at 6?) I made it to class right as it was starting with only one space in the back and me trying to figure out what gear to get out and where it was. A clumsy start to say the least. Then I grabbed too heavy of weights and had to stop half way through and lessen the load. I was not on my game, but I stuck it out the whole class. And on the way out, I signed up for the same class on Thursday. The exercises weren't anything terribly special and I didn't get any one on one attention from the teacher, but I have already proven to myself that I won't do strength training on my own most of the time (a goal to work for in the future I guess). This class is a pretty solid hour of barbells and should give me the tone I am looking for. Now I just have to decide if I should get the 20 pass or sign up for the monthly rate (it's cheaper monthly if I'm going to go three times a week, but it's a six month commitment). I really just need to decide if I'll use the Rec Center three times a week or two. I already have another gym with 24hr access that I use for one class a week and other cardio, and when summer happens I'll take more and more cardio outside. But, the Rec Center has a much better class schedule, a pool and a hot tub. Decisions, decisions.... (If you would have told me a year ago that I would even debate spending my hard earned extra cash on TWO gym memberships, I would have called you crazy!)

After my intense strength training, I quickly got ready for work only to sit in traffic for TWO HOURS due to the snow (normal commute 50 minutes or so). I guess it wasn't a horrible thing that no one was going over 20 mph because my arms felt like noodles and the roads were a little icy at the start of the drive.
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    Your parents had a traveling show? How cool! What kind?

    Truck stops & convenience stores ARE the devil. For me it is like a place that has all of the best and most unhealthy snacks all in one location. I just try to avoid it if possible because it is nothing but trouble and temptation!
    2907 days ago
    Good for you! You have taken a huge first step that so many others refuse or afraid to do! Way to go!
    2907 days ago
    Great job on getting up and making it to your exercise class!!!
    2907 days ago
    emoticon The first time with a new class, or pretty much any workout, is all about figuring out how to do it next time.
    2907 days ago
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