This week I’ve spent at my friend Jessica’s has been an interesting time. I’ve remembered what it was like to live somewhere besides my house with my family. I’ve been very good about eating healthy half the time and remembering to eat smaller portions all the time, except for a few unnecessary ice cream encounters. Normally I can just brush ice cream off but these girls love it and they had my favorite flavor. Ice cream party!
The one thing that has sucked this week is my exercise. I had all the best intentions to workout every day that I was here. I found that it didn’t happen without a car to drive to the gym. Three days I planned to walk around dusk after the heat let up some. All three times it rained. I did one workout inside doing stairs, squats, lunges, pushups, situps. But that was just once. All the other days I managed to do nothing. (Literally nothing, I watched a lot of tv.)
It seems that without a car or a gym to go to I let myself off the hook. The girls I stayed with don’t exercise at all and I stuck with their schedule while staying here. We ate ice cream, we stayed up late, we didn’t work out. Basically we did the opposite of everything I like to do. I’ve managed to lose weight while staying here, but I don’t feel good about it. I feel stiff and bored and ready to get moving. I know it is my own fault for not being proactive and just working out at home but I honestly had no motivation for that.
Enter last night’s text message.
Bring clothes to workout in for tomorrow night. We’re going to my gym.
The girl I am staying with in Chatanooga is apparently my workout savior. She is taking me to a gym! A gym! She is also giving me no chance at all to get out of it. There is no way I can’t go to the gym, not that I would want to skip out. I’m excited to go play with weights and do elliptical cardio!
I know that next week I will be better about this slacker thing. I won’t let workouts slip by me every day because I can’t. I’m starting the Couch 2 5k (gonna try the running thing again!) with FLG, Wildfluffysheep and LFPE (Kitteh). There are also some twitter peeps, Embarassed Fatty and Liz who has already started, that will be joining us. If you want to do it with us too you can, just let me know! We start Monday. I won’t have any reason not to go outside and get those workouts done, so I will do them, promise.
I’ll be on the road most of tomorrow and at a wedding Saturday. Probably won’t post again until after that and hopefully with pictures. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Get some exercise in!