Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hey Kevin Cronin, I'm stealing your lyric....

This is yet another week when exercise simply hasn't happened. It's all on me, and I admit it. I could have stopped by the gym on Wednesday night -- in fact, had the bag in the car -- but I was just too tired, and I mean truly tired. As in, head was bobbing at my desk, and all I wanted to do was get home and rest.

I do not rest enough. I know this. I don't know how to fit it into my day, short of taking sleeping pills to knock myself out at 9:30 and trying to rewire my body to actually fall asleep before 11:00 (good luck breaking a lifetime of being an late-evening owl). Getting up later than 5:00 AM isn't an option for getting to work on time; and I'll be danged if I get up any earlier than 5:00 to fit in a workout. Like I said, I don't sleep enough as it is.

So with that in mind, I am 90% there at letting my current gym membership go, and finding a gym or workout closer to work. I figure at the least, I can try to get it in on my lunch hour (if it's close enough) or immediately after work. Yep, indeed, it may just be time for me to fly....

I hate it because I really do like that my current gym is 24-7, that I'm left to my own devices, and that it's a 2 minute drive from the house. Yet since the summer, I have not felt nearly as welcome as I had in the past.... mostly because the evening hours, when I can work out, seem to have become the domain of the power lifters or guys who are training for some sort of MMA event or lifting competition. I like using the free weights, but I have felt the vibe from at least a couple of people of "wish the chick would hurry up and leave so we can do our thing." Guess what fellas? You're about to get your wish.

Luckily, I have some hand weights at home, and I know where Academy is if I need to get a higher weight. So I can at least continue with some resistance training. And with the workout facility I have in mind (a chain: one near work and one on the drive home between work & home), I can get in some good total-body training. My cardio has suffered because I've let it do so.

Like I said, I'm about 90% there. I haven't made the full decision just yet, because I'm trying to work out a time to meet with my personal trainer. Once I do that......

In LOLspeak, I do haz a sad. :(

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