Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gym Rat

I may or may not have been slacking on the gym front lately. I refuse to acknowledge my previous failed attempts to leave the warm, soft sheets on my king size bed in favor of a stationary bike at the gym. Not to mention that it was SO dark outside every morning during the month of October. Ever since we changed back to Standard time I've been feeling much better. I guess my body was ready for the change. It's still just as dark at 5AM as it was at 6AM prior to the change, but for one reason or another I'm functioning much better than I was a few months ago.

My gym experience began again at the beginning of November when I woke up on my own at three minutes to five the Monday after the time change. I was wide awake. I contemplated going back to sleep, but realized it would only make getting up even harder later on. So I got up out of bed and prepared for my first gym experience in a long time. Luckily the gym is less than 5 minutes from my front door to theirs, so it greatly increases my odds of going. Earbuds in, bike program selected, and I was on my way to riding miles and miles. I didn't push myself as hard as I wanted to, but let's be honest, if I over did it on Day One, the chances of me returning would be extremely low. This is a delicate time after all. So when I somehow managed to wake up again on Tuesday at one minute to five, I was shocked. Wide awake once more, I donned my workout duds and hopped into the car. In no time I was pedaling round and round...and this behavior continued for the rest of the week! And the week after that. And the week after that. Though I did change over to the elliptical machine for those last two weeks. Then, the inevitable happened...I got sick. I haven't been back to the gym since. It's taken weeks for me to feel even remotely better. The next time I wake up early, I'll be heading back to the gym. The treadmill is calling my name.

And I'd like my gym rat status back.

pedal pedal pedal

I am still very much determined to get my boo-tah-tah back into shape because unlike the bears, I'm certainly not going into hibernation this winter. I'm by no means fat, but there is always room for improvement! This summer I'll be nice and toned once again...well, that's the plan anyway!


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