Thursday, March 20, 2014

Day 20 of my 100 Day Personal Challenge…Am I addicted?

So tonight is weigh in and, again, I have no idea what to expect. I have been doing better with my food and only having a splurge here and there. I guess one of the main reasons that I am unsure what to expect is that I have gone to the gym every day this week except Tuesday. My “dates” with my boyfriend Gym are getting more consistent. I love how I feel going through the day knowing that I started my day right. I have also noticed that I am feeling more rested when I get up. I do try to get 8 hours of sleep at least…and sometimes I go to bed at the same time as my two younger children because I want to make sure I can get to sleep to get at least 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep. Here’s what I have been doing to sort of insure I don’t have an excuse not to go to the gym. I have been laying my clothes out at night at the end of my bed (socks, undergarments, etc.) with my sneakers where I can find them. When my alarm goes off at 5 a.m., I can grab my stuff and start putting it on because I already know where it is and what it is I am going to wear. No searching through the dresser drawers and waking up the entire household. I truly feel like I am making progress. My sweet DH advised me last night that he just couldn’t sleep through my alarm…my response? Why not get up and go to the gym with me? It’ll make you feel better! So this morning, I did allow a 5 minute snooze, but then I said come on honey, it’s time to get up. So I drug him with me this morning on my date with Gym. I let him choose which gym we went to between the gym I go to on Monday Wednesday and Friday or one that is closer. He chose the one that is closer. Downside is that they don’t have an ARC trainer so I used the elliptical. I can feel the difference in my knees and low back today vs. yesterday. I am still proud that I stayed on there for 30 minutes. He was concerned the kids didn’t get up, so I didn’t get on the bike at all, just stretched and headed home. I still have a Grey’s Anatomy episode to catch up on so I’m gathering I will have at least an hour of the upper lower body cycle or walking. As for this addiction, let me start by saying that I don’t think it is necessarily a bad thing. I have noticed this week (especially on Tuesday when I didn’t go to the gym) that I am really wanting to see the number increase on my trackers. I want to see it close to 10,000 if not higher than 10,000. I don’t think I have really felt this way since I first got my first FitBit almost 3 years ago. I am excited to see where the number is by the time I get home. I enjoy seeing how high I am in the ranking. I think part of it is different for me now because I want it to be a higher number earlier in the day…even if I go take a class in the evening. I think this is part of the reason that I am motivated to keep my dates with my “boyfriend” Gym. Admittedly, I wish more gyms had early morning classes that are not boot camps, especially the YMCA locations in the metroplex. To my knowledge, out of the ones close to me, the Lake Highlands YMCA is the only one with the early morning classes that aren’t bootcamps. I will definitely fill you in tomorrow as to where my weigh in fell. I’m not worried either way because I am proud of what I have done this week.

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