Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sweatin' up a storm

It's ridiculous hot here in the ATL the last few days and I have to say it's taken a little toll on my energy level. Especially after work on the way to the gym but I've been dragging myself there and feel great for it after. I'm missing the pool because of the sheer joy of diving in on a 95 degree day but sweating my ass off on the treadmill or the elliptical helps me lose more. Maybe I should bring my bathing suit and jump in at the end of a sweaty workout.

How do y'all choose your workout plan? Do you have a plan or do you just do what you feel like doing that day? Should I just listen to my body and do what it wants to do?

Last night I just felt like doing the elliptical instead of the treadmill even though I'm trying to work on my running. I'm such a planner that I feel almost guilty if I stray from the PLAN but it feels good and relaxing to sometimes not have a plan. Almost rebellious :) Maybe I'm relaxing a little in my old age?!?!

Thanks for all your comments regarding the best friend and the wife. The comments were all so right on that I can't believe there were answers in front of my face. I guess sometimes I need a neutral opinion! I will use all your wisdom to deal with the situation in the future and think more about me, my husband and our goals.

Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm not going to ww today but I've lost 3 of the 7 pounds I put on over the last 2 weeks. I'm working hard and that's what matters today.


  1. I try to mix it up just to keep my interest level up. I don't always enjoy getting started, but I LOVE getting done.

  2. I am using the workout that I used when I had the personal trainer. He gave me several variations of what I could do, so since he quit the "biz" I've been repeating what I learned here in our home gym. Aside from the fact I'm lazy, it works pretty well. He also told me to "mix it up", mucscles get lazy, too and like to be challenged in different ways.

  3. Mixing it up is always a good thing. Congrats to you on doing the C25K. I've considered it actually. Listen to your body - rebel a little - you're doing it which is the most important thing. BTW, I had no idea they sold wireless headphones for the iPod.

  4. Good for you Tina, 3 of the 7lbs, I know you feel good about that. You keep up the workout and have you by chance tried those kettlebells at the gym. Awesome, total body workout and sweat tons of calories off. Just be careful with them at first, check your strength, they can get away from you. Keep going girl, you'll make it soon. Linda

  5. I do what I feel like doing. It's hard enough having to behave on the food issues without also having to be so rigid on the exercise.

  6. And it's not even summer yet. Yikes!

    Yeah, I think it is best to mix it up and keep it interesting.

    Congrats on getting that weight off. Glad you are having a good week!

  7. how was ww?

    you are so right that its all about putting in the effort and LOVING yourself no matter what.

    MizFit who is freakin sweltering in her 100 degree heat as well. *sigh*