1) My sloth-like behavior of the last week has been extended because I'm sick. Cold, cough, yuck. But at least now I'm not feeling as guilty about not working out.
2) Santa was ridiculously good to me this Christmas. My sister got me the Bondi Band ponytail hat I have been coveting!
|photography by my 7 year old son...|
|love new running clothes!|
3) As I detailed in this post, I have been doctor ordered to look into some cross training. As I don't have a bike (that works) or a swimming pool, this means finding a gym. In the past I've hated the gym, but that's because I mostly used the dreadmill and some weights machines = BORING. Now I'm trying to look at this as an opportunity to try some new things - namely spin classes and the pool for lap swimming. I've run in the pool, but I've never really done any lap swimming, so this should be interesting. Hopefully I can look forward to some improvement if I stick with it. I'm leaning towards 24 Hour Fitness. Mostly because they have all the amenities I need, and as the name suggests, they are open 24/7 which would give me more flexibility for my preferred early morning workouts.
A side rant here: I've been calling around to gyms looking into pricing and membership options, and frankly I'm so sick of being treated like I don't take my fitness seriously if I don't want to pay their monthly fees. Gyms are not cheap, and obviously I'm trying to get the best deal I can. I am already a person who leads a fit lifestyle and prioritizes fitness more than most. So if you work at a gym don't automatically assume that you understand the person on the other end's motivation. End rant.
4) While I don't usually count calories or limit myself, I have to admit this holiday season I have over indulged more than normal and I'm consciously cutting back now. It's so crazy how quickly your body adjusts to expect the treats. I completely have sugar cravings throughout the day - looking for a little nibble here and there, craving the sweetness. I know these cravings will pass soon enough, but it always surprises me.
5) A Christmas tradition my sisters and I have is to exchange books on Christmas eve. These are totally easy reading books - usually a silly romance with something that might relate to our lives in some way, or something we just think is funny. As a pre-teen kid I was totally into the Sweet Valley High series - completely loved them and read them all. Anyway, check out the book my sister gave me this year:
I'm working on a year in review post which I'll hopefully get up before the new year starts (ummmm, yeah clock is ticking on that one...).
Fitness Health and Happiness!