This and That: Springtime edition

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hello friends,

It has been a long while since I have blogged. I have still been scanning blogs, tracking food and exercise, and working my butt off (quite literally). I just haven't had the zest for blogging, haven't felt like I had much to say.

With no longer working a desk job, I wish I could say that I don't stare at a computer very much, but I do. Not 8 hours a day, but several on most days. With the weather being so crappy (we got over 6 inches of snow this past weekend!), other than my workout and my job there isn't much motivation to get out of the house. I getup, drink coffee, read a book, workout, and then think "huh what to do?" until I eventually settle for some cheesy tv or reading while listening to the radio.

I have been mixing up my workouts and it has been so completely lovely. I started doing the Daily HIIT on BodyRock.tv. I don't do it every day, but am making it a goal for April to do it at least 5 days per week, on top of my normal workouts. I love HIIT (high intensity interval training) and it has been a staple in my workouts for years. It is nice to wake up and have a pre-arranged workout without doing the same thing each day. Sure, we need some consistency and I do my sprints, abs, kettlebell work each week, but it is nice to have something that is a total surprise to myself to do each day. It's like doing CrossFit, I just don't have the equipment readily available for every CrossFit workout. There are gyms specifically designed for that, but mine isn't. It's a quiet, local gym downtown that is just about half way between work and home. To the point where I feel lazy if I don't stop there on my way either to or from work on my bike. Seriously, I have to look at the building. Talk about guilt trip.

My workouts have been great, no issues there. I tried hot yoga a couple of times and plan to make it a part of my normal workout schedule, maybe once a week (due to cost). I almost passed out today doing the class, I have been coming down with something and I thought ignoring it meant it wouldn't affect me. Not true. I became nauseous and had to take multiple breaks. The boyfriend made fun of me for not taking it easy on myself, but the truth is that I didn't feel that bad until I got hot. Then I felt REAL bad. But I feel much better now, so we'll see how the rest of the week pans out.

Drinking, as always, is my trouble spot. Drinking reasonably while in social situations and also not eating crap as a result. I've gotten to the point where I no longer lose a day to a hangover because I drink plenty of water and force myself to workout anyway. But I still am working on the finer points of being a social human being and being a fit human being.

Thanks for reading!
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    Great Blog!! My gym is also in between work and home. Each time I pass, there it is. It's not fancy, but it works great for me:) From the looks of your blog your doing everything possible to stay on track. Way To Go!!
    2762 days ago
    Congrats on keeping it mixed up! emoticon
    2763 days ago
    Sounds like you have zero reason to feel guilty. You work out hard and you are doing great! Thanks for the update and rock on!
    Missourians Team
    2763 days ago
    Alcohol has always been the hardest for me! I behave all week but get a little too crazy on weekends. haha
    2764 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    Great job, love all of your activities! I do HIIT 4 days a week, I have been for 4 years. It's a different work out each day which is great because I dont want to be bored and then get burned out. I also run, walk, bike and yoga (and occasionally kayak). You probably already know that the Bikram yoga is a great detox which is probably why you got sick. I think it probably accelerated your illness. Did you drink enough water yesterday and today? Water makes the difference. Hope you feel better!

    I too have trouble in social situations. A trick I've been doing lately is mixing sprite zero with my red wine and adding a slice of orange or strawberry to it, it's like my very own "mock" sangria. If I have 3 or 4, I've still only had half the amount of wine. I dont care about the buzz as much as I do the company that I'm with and playing with them. You know, we can do great as long as we stay home and are in total control, but that's not realistic. We have to live! Keep up the great work!
    2764 days ago
    Take care of yourself!

    emoticon for sticking with the exercise.

    2764 days ago
    replace the bad habits with good habits - they'll stick. Love yourself, Pat
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