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Ugh, morning workouts stink.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

***WARNING: This blog will contain lots of whining!***

There, I said it, I am being a little whiner today. Not sure why, but really it starts with last night.

I really should not workout in the morning. While it does wake me up and get the day moving, I am not a morning workout person if I can help it. I had an off day yesterday and then realized last night I have some stuff I need to do tonight and it would just not allow me to get my workout in. Well, let me start with last night. My sister is a big person and very overweight like me. She started weight watchers online last week. And has been doing a decent job with it. For those who don’t know, for financial reasons about 4 years ago we decided to share a house. This I guess is starting to wear on me. As all I see is her son coming home from school and only leaving his room and video games to eat dinner. And my sister only getting up long enough to call in a food order.

So, she started weight watchers and that is great. It is hard sort of too reconcile 2 different forms of dieting in to meal planning but hey if the ultimate goal is to get slimmed down, they can work together. So yesterday she sends me a recipe she wanted to try. It looked and sounded pretty good. I plugged all the ingredients into the recipe calculator. The only thing was it was supposed to use low fat smoked sausage. Everything else was pretty diet neutral and wouldn’t hurt. So I planned out my other meals and made sure it fit in my tracking. I get home. She is making dinner. We sit down to eat. It wasn’t bad, could have used some additional seasonings, but was filling and low fat. All is good right? Something was said about the time I finished and it made me go hmmm.

So I ask, you did use the low fat sausage right? And the answer I got made me mad! No, she opted to use the regular smoked sausage! I haven’t even bothered to look at how this may have affected my diet. At this point I don’t care that much as it was one meal, but how do you do that to someone? You know I am dieting. You know I am doing real well with it. You know, how important this is to me. Really, the main part of the dish that makes it low fat and helps lower the calories and you switch it for the non-healthy choice? I know that low fat doesn’t necessarily t translate to healthy for you or even low calorie. But to not even give me a choice? Uggh. This shouldn’t bother me like it is.

Then move to my workout this morning. It was a good workout, but it takes me longer to get in the grove of the workout in the morning. I don’t feel as comfortable with the motions, my energy level isn’t right. I am not awake. So while it was effective and worked, I just don’t enjoy it. So in my mind I was just whining about every little change in resistance that made it harder. I swear I could feel changes in the resistance I wouldn’t normally feel. Was feeling much more effort was involved than this one normally is. So, while physically I am sure I benefited from it, mentally is a different story. Not sure if the warm temps the past few days have me wishing to be outside, or if I am getting a little burned out. Which sort of makes sense, but also with how far I have come I wouldn’t think my motivation is lacking so much. Tomorrow will be an evening workout and I will finish out this string of 3 days on Friday so hopefully being back to my normal routine will get me back on track.
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    Glad it isn't just me about the working out in the am. I try to avoid it, but trying not to let life get in the way of workouts means things have to be adjusted from time to time. Ah well, hopefully I have woken back up now, it was bad for a little bit with getting sleepy.
    1846 days ago
    I'm sorry your sister isn't being supportive of you. I have a little bit of that with Reggie, but it's not intentional. He trained last year with Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, and of course most things French are high in fat. He has seen me do my roasted asparagus at least 3 times. I cleaned the asparagus in a colander and break off the ends. I squeeze the juice from half a lemon on them and then drizzle just a tiny bit of olive oil. I spread them on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then put fresh ground pepper and sea salt lightly on them. Then put them under the broiler for a few minutes. They are super delish and everyone raves about them. He made his drowned in olive oil with tons of Montreal Steak Seasoning last night. They were soooo salty and so oily. I think in both our cases it's about educating them. But it is super annoying when you are working so hard to do good and then your faced with the choice to call them on it or suffer in silence. I don't care for morning work outs anymore either. Half way through the day I get really tired. I used to like it because by the time I was done I was awake. Now it just feels like a gut check to get up that early to fit in before work.
    1846 days ago
    I feel for you - it's not fun to work out in the morning. I have yet to figure out another time to do it unless it's after 8pm at night.

    The only thing I can say is after a while, it gets easier to roll out and get it over with.
    1846 days ago
    I am not a morning person at all either. I have tried working out in the morning and failed so I am happy to stick with my evening workouts. Glad your sister is trying to lose weight. Sorry that she changed the recipe and didnt tell you. Hopefully that will stop and she wont change anymore.

    Hope you have a great day!!
    1846 days ago
    I'm not a morning person either and always work out at night, which fits my schedule perfectly.
    1847 days ago
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