Before I get into today’s blog post, I wanted to let you all know that Sofi is doing wonderfully well, and is back to her adorable self (if you want to see the cutest puppy photo ever, click that link). And in keeping with dog health, I wanted to say that I hope Scale Junkie‘s Sadie is doing well. SJ recently found out that Sadie is diabetic, news that will change both of their lives forever. If you get a chance, please go over to SJ’s blog and wish her and Sadie well.
Sunday night I wrote about my Back-to-School Plan (BtS for short). I am happy to report that on Monday afternoon I went straight to the gym, even a few excuses had popped up. Monday afternoon after my first day of school I was tired and had a bit of a headache. It was also very humid (for the Bay Area) and hot. And I forgot my earphones at home, thus not enabling me to have music during my workout. In the past, any one of these excuses would have helped me say, “no gym today.”
But guess what? My resolve is stronger than that. My will to make this BtS plan work is more solid. I told myself to get over being a bit tired, and that I was about to sweat on the elliptical machine anyway, so it didn’t matter if it was sort of hot. And as far as the headphones, that is a problem, but luckily 24 Hour Fitness has a wide array of headphones to buy. Better yet, the ones I chose were on sale.
I did 35 minutes on the elliptical, a 5 minute cool down, and then 3 sets of 20 crunches. Not bad, not bad at all. I burned 809 calories in the hour or so I was there, which is a great payoff.
I left the gym feeling invigorated and had a that certain pep to my step that only comes after working out. I was so proud of myself for sticking to my workout plan. Plus I proved to myself that it really is easy to fit workouts into a busy schedule. I really feel like I was more organized because my mind was clearer after the gym.
Food is going great, too. I had breakfast, a terrific lunch, a colorful snack filled with tons of veggies, and a great dinner. I drank lots of water, thanks to the workout and the heat. AND I have already packed my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. I love how on top of things I am right now, and I want to keep this up throughout the entire school year.
Do you follow a workout schedule? What’s it look like? How about food? Do you plan out menus, or are you more spontaneous with your meals?