I’ve struggled for years and years to get into a weight-lifting routine. Since I respond so well to running training plans, I’ve always printed out intense lifting instructions or set myself up with a trainer. No matter how organized and committed I feel, I end up feeling so freakin’ overwhelmed that my plans fall to the wayside within a few weeks, and I return to my cardio-centric ways.
But I’ve realized something about myself – while I may respond to running training plans, I do not feel the same way about lifting plans. The pressure freaks me out – maybe it’s because I hate to lift to begin with? So for the past few weeks, I’ve just told myself, “Go to the gym a few times this week and do some random lifts – whatever you feel like.” Sometimes I do bicep curls, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I do legs the same day I do my back. There’s no real rhyme or reason. But I’m there, lifting weights, and at the end of the day… even if it’s not the IDEAL way to lift, it’s better than nothing.
Today I ran 3.0 miles and lifted for 15 minutes. Score one for productivity.
Breakfast was a gluten-free bagel, egg, hummus, and goat cheese <— amazing combo.
And lunch included some baby shower leftovers… specifically, a quinoa and butternut squash dish from Diana. I added some pumpkin seeds for a little crunch.
And steamed greens. My favorite.
Let’s see – since I have the workweek for h-e-double hockey sticks coming up (not complaining; it’s just the honest truth), I didn’t want to do anything today beyond the absolute minimum. Cook, exercise, clean, run some light errands. Enjoy the peace and quiet in my house. It was a wonderful Sunday, if you ask me!
Peanut butter slam smoothie:
Consumed by driving through random neighborhoods, looking for For Sale signs. Oh yes – we’re going to attempt the house hunt again. I can’t even believe that the painful memory of our first failed hunt has faded enough so we’re CONSIDERING going through the process again. Maybe a house hunt is like a marathon? You have to forget about how much the first one hurt before you’re even willing to sign up for another?
I think Kristien is pretty excited. He’s such an optimist.
Good – one of us needs to do all that paperwork again! Heh.