I have managed to use my gym membership 3 days in a row now. I know I'm one of those annoying new year new members to those that see me there but technically I am not. Like I previously mentioned, I actually have had my membership since August and just failed to actually use it. I am liking the feeling I have working out there. I have more options than just running. I feel like I'm with like minded people for the most part. Not the muscle heads that stare me down each time I am walking in though. They just creep me out.
Yesterday I had a thought. Why am I driving to the gym to work out? It seems weird...unless of course you live too far to drive there or the weather is crap. I get it then, but I usually want to do more than 3 miles on their treadmill and yet there is the sign I am forced to look at constantly: "Please limit your workout to 30 minutes at busy times." The time I am there is definitely busy. It's the after work rush and you're lucky to walk in and get a treadmill right away. With all of this in mind, I decided to get dressed at home, throw my Brooks winter running pants on top, and my Brooks winter running jacket on and actually run to the gym. I knew this meant I would also have to run back home so I kept this in mind during my workout to ensure I'd have enough energy to do so. It worked.
Today Wisconsin seems to be getting some warmer weather than we are used to in January. This bums me out because there is no way I am going to have a chance to run outside in it. We have an appointment to refinance our mortgage with the insanely low rates and then I have to go straight from there to work where I will continue to do sit-ups, burpees, lunges etc with my work wife between lifting 20 lbs. in drinks over and over.
Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer as well so I am going to have to figure out a time to get a run in since I am also working tomorrow night.
I realize this post sort of had no point. I'm sorry about that. I am hoping to make something really yummy and unhealthy within the next day or so. I have been craving a cupcake like crazy and the only way to get rid of that thought is to make them. Eat them. Then get rid of them so I don't over due it.