To Gym or Not to Gym

I went to the gym at lunchtime. I’m trying to get in the habit of doing 2-adays but sometimes it’s really hard to find that motivation. I don’t have enough time to do everything I want in the morning (well, I guess I would if I got up earlier, but it’s hard enough to get up at 6 and get my ass to the gym), I definitely don’t have enough time at lunch and at night, although I do have ample time, I feel like being at the gym all night is such a waste. It’s like work, eat, gym, sleep and that’s it. So I am trying, when I can, to go once at lunch and do weights and then again at night to do cardio. But here it is 8:15 and my motivation is seriously waning.

As for the lunchtime workout, here is what I did. Eh, never mind, I don’t know the names of some. But for all intensive purposes, I did some different machines, some squat jumps, wall squats, lunges with weights, calf raises and some glute exercises. I definitely broke a sweat in the half hour that I was there.

Woo hoo, I just saved that as a draft and went to the gym. I made myself a deal that if I went, I could just do the elliptical instead of running. I did it for 30 minutes and felt much better. It’s always hard to get out the door, after that, the workout is easy.

My eating has been…well shit today. Okay, not that bad, but not great either. I think I started out the day badly. I was not feeling oatmeal so I had a yogurt with mixed nuts which did not fill me up at all. I ended up eating a snack at 10 am. Usually, my breakfast will hold me until lunch. I went into the breakroom/kitchen to assemble my lunch and look what I saw:
Umm, yeah, holy temptation, Batman! It’s still two weeks before Christmas, this is just going to get worse and worse. Most of the stuff I can pass by without a second glance, but not Chocolate Covered Strawberries. The stupid thing was, I tried. I really wanted one but instead, decided to have a bit of popcorn to see if that would satisfy my craving. Umm, no. I sat in my office for half an hour thinking about those strawberries until I gave in and had one. I did, for the record, take the smallest one.

Somehow, by this point, I had eaten almost all of my daily points. I think by the time I got home and made dinner, I had 3 or 4 left. I do have a lot of activity points that I can use. 19, I think before they reset on Thursday. Anyone who does Weight Watchers, do you typically use all your weekly and activity points? They just reformulated the way the points work and now, instead of swapping your activity points when you go over your daily allotment, they swap them at the end, after you’ve gone over your weekly extra points. (Ignore that if you have no clue what I’m talking about!) It kind of scares me to use all my activity and weekly points. I know that they are there to be used and the diet is formulated as such that you can use them and still lose weight, but it still scares me.

Anyway, I digress. For dinner, I made a lazy girl’s French Onion soup. Back in the day, I used to love French Onion soup. Until I stopped eating beef and realized that it was almost always made with beef broth. Fortunately, Trader Joe’s has an onion soup that’s vegetarian. I cooked about a cup and a half of that and put a half piece of bread in the bowl and melted…don’t laugh…two string cheeses on top. It wasn’t half bad.
The only problem with this soup is that I could still taste it’s flavor in my mouth like 3 hours later. I mean, it was good and all but I really don’t want to burp it up all night.

HBBC- 4 points


One response to “To Gym or Not to Gym

  1. Holy temptation indeed! Tis the season! šŸ™‚