We have good days and bad days, and I’m thankful for the good days that I’ve been experiencing recently. And I’m even more thankful for the experiences I’ve had with Mom lately – experiences I never thought we’d share – like our time at the gym. Mom completed 40 minutes on the treadmill last night, and though she was tired, she admitted that she actually enjoyed her workout! Going to the gym was a first for her last week, but she’s been fully committed to getting the most out of her 7-day pass. And I’m amazed and thrilled and proud that she wants to continue going. Working out is great, but working out with Mom has been unexpectedly incredible!
I’ve enjoyed being back at the gym too though I’m still strongly considering a move to Anytime Fitness. I like the flexibility of working out anytime, and if you know me, you know I’m not opposed to working out after midnight at times. My first midnight workout happened on Thanksgiving Day (evening) because I preferred to work off the pecan pie as opposed to skipping the pie. And if I can be up at 3 am to shop, I can be up at midnight to workout. (Can you tell the holidays are on my mind? hehe)
Last night at the gym I did weight training. I worked my legs and arms, but I wanted to add some cardio too so guess where I headed…yep, the ladder! I’m obsessed with that thing! I love the fact that I can burn over 100 calories in 10 minutes so tonight I did 21 minutes. My goal was to complete 300 steps, but early in my workout I decided I could safely push myself to 500 so I did – 506 to be exact. And it felt great! At one point, about 100 steps in, I was checking my heart rate when a super hot, healthy looking guy stopped running to ask if I was okay. I explained that I was just letting my heart rest for a minute, and he smiled and said he seriously impressed. I winked and said “Wait until I reach 500!” But I still didn’t know that it would happen last night. Reaching that goal made me feel like a rock star! If you follow me on twitter, you may already know that “sometimes I feel like Rocky after a good workout, but last night, I felt like I could kick Rocky’s a$$!”
After one day of overeating processed foods on Saturday, my eating has been on point again too. Last night for dinner, I ate a chicken wrap loaded with vegetables and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. I love wraps though I don’t eat them often so when I spotted Joseph’s Lavish bread (1 p+) at the supermarket, I knew what I was eating for dinner. It was delicious, nutritious and satisfying so I’ll probably repeat last night’s dinner today.
I feel healthy and strong, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results of my efforts on the scale again Thursday. Have I mentioned how great it is to have found a Weight Watchers meeting that I’m excited to attend again? I honestly didn’t think I’d find that when I left New York, but I am so happy that I was wrong. I’m still far from my goal, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. And right now, that’s enough….