Monday, February 2, 2015


I wanted to call this post "Why I hate the GYM" but I felt that while I am not the biggest fan of going to the gym, I don't hate it, and it has many wonderful qualities that I just don't take advantage of.

However, for ME the gym is not my favorite place.  When I go I have to make sure I have ALL my crap with me, then I have to bundle up (at least at this time of year), take the time to drive there, put all my stuff somewhere, and THEN I can start my workout.  On top of that I tend to have a very competitive personality so I always want to be doing at least as good at, if not better, than the people around me.  THIS IS MY PROBLEM, and I know not everyone is like that.  But I am, so I have to deal with it every time I go.

The other thing I am not a fan of is having to run on the dreaded treadmill.  Don't get me wrong, there are definitely great things about the treadmill.  I can keep my pace consistent.  I can watch myself and push to go faster for a specific length of time.  I can set it up to do inclines or stay flat, go as long or as short as I want, go a certain distance, etc.
But when you are a slow runner like me, trying to get in a 5k at least 3 times a week (which takes 45-50min), IT IS SO BORING!!!  I don't really want to watch TV while I'm running because it doesn't really help me stay in the zone...not to mention that at my gym the TVs are programmed to have the Audio broadcast through a specific radio station and I haven't figured out (or bothered to try really) how to do that on my phone.  I much prefer to listen to music anyway because it keeps me going.
But the absolute worst part about the treadmill for me is that there is nothing to look at except the TVs, the wall, or out the same window at the same scene for 45 minutes!

ACK!  Seriously, as much as I actually do love winter (for a while) I really can't wait for it to warm up enough so that I don't have to go to the gym and use their treadmill anymore.  I love to run OUTSIDE!  Plus it never hurts to get all that extra Vitamin D.  ;)

So that's my gripe.  It's totally a personal one and I am definitely not saying there is anything wrong with the gym.  For some people having the machines, the free weights, the pool, etc all in one place where they can just go and do their thing and then leave it behind them is great.  Plus I know a LOT of people prefer to workout in the big classes because they like to have all that extra support and camaraderie.  I'd probably like that too (except for the comparing thing...).

For me, I just like being able to get up and go whenever the mood strikes me.

Where do you prefer to workout?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

When times get rough...

So I am in the middle of doing the 21 Day Fix with my test group, and suddenly I am spending the last 5 days helping a dear friend deal with the loss of her mom.  Now you may not know me that well through this blog yet, but when I have a friend who is hurting, it's just like if one of my kids was in pain.

I go into mama bear mode.  

Protect. Fix. Nurture.

So the last few days have been a whirlwind of calls and visits and pretty much just being utterly available for my friend.  But, I'm in the middle of doing a program with a group of people who are also depending on me to be a good example.  So what do I do?  Well, I buck up, and get it all in.  I know, that sounds trite.  But it's basically what I did.  I was honest with my group about what was going on, and I let them know that I would be less available than normal.  However, I also told them that I would still check in.  And then I made sure to get my food planned so I wouldn't slip, and I got my workouts in early in the day so that I could be available for the rest of the day.  And of course I also had plenty of help from my husband and my mom (because it's not like I could just abandon my own kids!)

Overall, I did pretty well.  I only missed one workout, and I managed to stick to the nutritional aspect of my program pretty closely too.  I may not have done as well as I would have if life had been normal, but considering how easily I wold have gotten off track in the past I can say I am really proud.  I'm proud of myself for keeping it together, and for being able to make it all work so that I could be the kind of friend that I believe is the only kind of friend to be.

Anyway, that's what has been going on with me the past few days.  I'm very tired from all the efforts I put out, but I can honestly say it was worth it.
And now life goes back to normal.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

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