It’s been awhile since I simply snapped awake, unable to fall back asleep, but it happened today. I’m pretty sure that it’s gym related, as I’ve been back at it this week. I need to pick up a sheet from the front desk and start tracking my progress on the circuit.
So, with Ty having had a heart attack, I decided that it’s finally time to stop being a lazy, sedentary blob and go back to the gym, for which I’ve been paying for months without using. I hate wasting money and the gym is good for Russell, too, as he goes to the daycare room, so really, I have no excuse not to go.
And Monday came around. I thought I had all my gear together… or so I thought. I had a lock, but it wasn’t my normal lock. I had no idea what the combination was. My gym bag was pissed on by the cats. I forgot spare socks/shoes. I forgot my yoga bag. I forgot snacks for the boys in child minding. I forgot a post workout snack. Yeesh! At least I was motivated to go, yes?
I grabbed both boys, as Nick had a day off school, and I headed in to the gym. I lasted only 15 minutes of BodyVive and was feeling enormously shitty about how out of shape I am, but I didn’t let that stop me.
I hopped on the treadmill for 10 minutes and then worked the circuit for 20. When I started feeling nauseous (probably due to forgetting breakfast…) I stopped and cooled down. All in all, I had a really good 45ish minute workout. My muscles reminded me how good a workout it was the next day. Hell, my muscles are still reminding me how good that workout was 😛
Tuesday was supposed to be my run day but my body said HELL NO, BITCH. Plus, it was cold and rainy by the time I wanted to run. So, I skipped it.
Wednesday, yesterday, was another gym day. I was a bit better this time. I got a new gym bag on Monday from Kathy, the saleswoman. It has a bit of a defect with the end zipper, but the rest of the bag seems fairly intact. She was nice enough to give me a free bag so I’m not gonna complain about it. I went to Newbody and actually lasted long enough to feel good about myself: 25 minutes this time. I hit the machines for the next 20 minutes, then headed back into Newbody to try the Flex bar workout in order to cool down.
I’m really pleased to have finished an entire hour of working out.
Today, I suffer again… but if the weather is nice later, I’ll go for a short run, just to loosen up. I may also hit the gym again, just to use the foam roller and let Rusty socialise. Hell, I might even do a walk/run while I’m there. Might as well, so I don’t have to later. We’ll see how things go.
Other things on my agenda:
- get cat food
- another load of laundry
- probably nap, as I got up at 5:45 today. Effing sun is finally coming up and is blinding me 😛
- draw (Pocky’s Totoro pics)
- drink moar tea. ALL THE TEA.