Some days are easy for me, and some days are extraordinarily tough. And right now, I’m in the middle…I’m working out hard (after a couple days off) and eating fairly well though I need to eat more vegetables today so I prepped a giant salad last night. I don’t use salad dressing so it’s easy to keep a big salad (seasoned with garlic pepper) in the fridge so I can pull it out quickly when I’m hungry. And I’m sure it’s obvious that I’m much more likely to make good choices when they’re easy. It’s easy enough to add beans or chicken, but I’ll do that when I’m ready to eat it.
And speaking of choices, I’m still struggling with the gym decision, but I went to Anytime Fitness again today. And it’s obviously the right choice though I have to admit that I don’t know how to use some of the machines, and I was pretty embarrassed as I fumbled around trying to figure it out (though no one seemed to notice.) People are friendly at both gyms, but there are definitely more “beef cake” types at Anytime Fitness. At one point, that would have been a deal breaker for me, but it’s not anymore so I’ll probably make the *smart* decision by the end of this week.
During my workout I warmed up on the treadmill before moving to my old favorite, the elliptical. And I followed that with a little weight training – legs and arms, but I was frustrated about not knowing how to utilize some of the machines. Weight training is serious business because doing it wrong can result in injury so as I was doing leg presses (no problem there) I found myself thinking about the other gym…again. I like the idea of visiting the ladder and women’s weight room via day pass at Peak once a week or every other week, but at $10 per day, that’s ridiculous because I’d be spending more $55 t0 $60 per month to workout in a place I love 4 times per month as opposed to just spending the $60. (You don’t have to tell me that’s a dumb idea.)
My daily health goals now include hitting the gym and limiting processed foods, but I’m trying to sleep more this week too. I’m trying to decide if I feel differently if I sleep for an hour longer every night. I’m also tracking everything I eat and feeling good about most of my choices so I’ll ready for tomorrow’s weigh-in. And while we were at the gym, Mom mentioned that I’m looking smaller, and I know it’s true so I’ll feel good regardless.
How are you doing? Are you satisfied with the progress that you’re making this week?