Desipite wanting to stay in bed this morning, I managed to force myself to the gym. If I don’t have someone to meet, I have a much harder time working out, especially lately. I’m pretty good about meeting my running group, but when I’m on my own, I think of a million excuses to reset the alarm for later.
Back when I was in my groove, I didn’t struggle with this as much, and I know I can get back there, but I have to relearn better habits, including not drinking alcohol during the week. I’ve been doing better in that department
this week anyway which I know is why I was able to make myself get up this morning. Alcohol is definitely a trigger for me to eat unhealthy and skip out on quality workouts. If I can continue cutting it out during the week, I’ll feel much more in control and establish some consistency, which is something I’ve been lacking since July.
On another note, recently I signed up for a free trial of Beachbody On Demand which gives you access to stream hundreds of workout videos. I signed up because I wanted some 20-30 minute routines for strength training. I’m awful about incorporating that in my workouts (I’m a cardio girl), but I know it would do me a lot of good. I’v finished four different workouts so far and I like having the variety. I tried to regularly do some Jillian Micheals workouts last year, and I got so sick of doing the same thing over and over. While I don’t love workout videos, at least there are lots of options with this. Also, the workouts I’ve done are no nonsense. There’s not a lot of silly commentary and chatter like Jillian’s videos, which is annoying. I think I’ll end up subscribing after my free trial ends. I don’t think it’s more than $10 a month, and I love that you can stream it from your phone, iPad, Roku device, etc. And no, I didn’t get paid to write this post although if the Beachbody On Demand people stumble upon my blog, which is highly likely given the vast readership I have, I would love some free stuff:)
What I’d really like is if I would feel more comfortable doing weights at the gym. I’ve gone to several personal trainers over the last 15 years and so there’s really no reason I shouldn’t feel comfortable doing weights on my own. I don’t particularly like it, but I know if I could incorporate it regularly, I would see the benefit. I always admire the people who just love lifting. I’d rather run for hours than 30 minutes of strength training.
Speaking of feeling awkward, today after my gym workout I was just bebopping along listening to my music and headed to the locker room to get my stuff. I’m an LA Fitness member, and I frequent several different locations depending on where I am when I work out, and I swear the gyms aren’t consistent with which bathroom they put first. Can you guess where this is going? I walk in and think something’s off and then I see a couple of guys in towels looking at me. Oops! I ran out and got my stuff from the appropriate locker room and scurried out of there.