If thinking about working out was on par with actually working out, I’d be well on my way to a new body.
Alas, it is not.
But I have been diligently following Phase 1 of South Beach. I’ve said this before but I will reiterate it: Preparation is the key during these first two weeks. Because hunger? Will suddenly attack you and you will find yourself in a frenzy to find food RIGHT THIS INSTANT. Or maybe that’s just me. Things are not pretty when my blood sugar is crashing. That’s why I carry a bag of almonds in my purse.
I am very aware of what I am eating, how it tastes and when I am full. I have a hard time discerning fullness when I eat a lot of carbs, and an impossible time when I eat sugar which is a big reason why I avoid it. I’ve been missing quinoa and fruit of all things. THAT is how crazy I am, folks. Wild & crazy. That’s me.
I’ve been planning out new recipes to try but with my insane schedule, it’s been hard to find the enthusiasm let alone the time to execute them all. I did, however, have Mr. Darcy and Kaply over for dinner this weekend and managed to make Salmon with Creamy Lemon Caper Sauce which was deemed yummy by them both. I improvised and made stuffed portobello mushrooms with goat cheese and a dab of pesto. Another big hit. Next time though I’m going to try this stuffed portobello recipe.
But back to exercise and the lack there of. I signed myself up for a yoga class again (hooray me!) which starts Monday. I’ve also been eyeing a salsa/ballroom aerobics class. It’s not for lack of interest that I have hesitated in registering. I’m just weighing if adding one more thing to my schedule is actually a smart or a dumb move. And despite many conflicts with my schedule, I am still trying to get to water aerobics whenever I can. I’ve managed to lose 2 pounds this past week with just a change in diet but I know that without exercise, I won’t see the results I want. Plus, working out is just good for the body. It has to happen!
This has got me thinking about my schedule. I often wish I could work 35 or 32 hours a week instead of 40 with a schedule that affords me the opportunity to come in at 10 and work until 6 when need be. That way I’d have an entire day that is not a weekend day to devote to building stuff AND I could work out in the morning or take a yoga class. I suppose I could train myself to get up and over to the 7am class but even just typing that makes me tired. And yet here I am at 7:30am having been up for an hour just putzing around doing building management stuff, making tea and feeding the cats and reading a couple blogs. So it comes down to- how do I really want to use my time? Because right now, I feel like I am being wasteful and what I am choosing to give energy to is not replenishing me. It’s time for a change of pace. It’s time to be like Nike and JUST DO IT.