Monday is OVER y’all! Hal-le-freakin-lujah! And hey! like 3.5 weeks til spring?! We only got the worst blizzard of the whole entire winter over this past weekend…snowed in again. Although, The Hus actually wanted to get outta the house and go sign up at the community center, so who am I to say that the roads were too bad?! (He won’t let us drive when there is a centimeter of snow, but it’s ok to drive in 12 feet of snow…that boy.)
Anyhow, we went and picked my mom up, told her she’d have to spend the night cuz we weren’t taking her back home, and we all went to the community center. The Hus and I got signed up, and then we all hit the fitness area. I had wanted to do my 10 miles on Friday night, but we ended up going to a movie (Jupiter Ascending – don’t waste your money. There was no acting. Just special effects.) I knew that regardless, I was going to have to do my 10 miles on a treadmill because the sidewalks weren’t plowed. At least, where we drove around, and where I typically run, they weren’t plowed….the temperature was fine to run in, but I wasn’t running on the roads. SO. Treadmill it was! Only, when we got to the gym, I got 2 miles in on the treadmill, and then I had to put The Hus and my mom through a workout. He said they are my new “projects”. This is a good thing, yes. The Hus finally wanting to workout, but it messed with my routine. I’m not complaining!…or at least, trying NOT to complain…I just have to create a schedule for us all…
I need to find a new routine. I haven’t had a solid workout routine since I put my Lifetime membership on hold about 4 months ago, and this weekend it all finally caught up with me. My Hyde side really came out. It was just one of those weekends where I was about to “lose it” constantly. The Dream Shatterer was getting on my nerves, having 1 car is getting annoying, being stuck at home is frustrating, not having a gym membership makes working out NOT fun, and I haven’t really had any “friend dates” recently (we now have a date night scheduled to go bowling with our friends, Rachel and Don. ). Being the extrovert that I am, I think you can see how my head was ready to explode.
Anyhow, I did my 2 miles, then had them do some upper body exercises. I have to remember to take it a little easier on him though…I just had them do 20 minutes of cardio – they switched every 5 minutes between the elliptical and the rowing machine – and then the machines.
3 sets of 12 of each:
rear deltoid row
I was going to have them do 2 more arm machines and 2 ab machines, but someone couldn’t lift his arms…I admit, I loved hearing him whine about how sore he was. It’s Monday and he’s still whining. I put him through legs tonight so his whole BODY will be good and sore tomorrow! Tonight he did 12 minutes on the bike, and then some leg stuff using the bosu ball and a med ball. I actually did it all with him – after I had already done 2 miles at home on the treadmill, a TRX workout, and I ran another mile on the track at the community center while he did his 12 minutes of cardio. I’M tired!
SO! Saturday, the only thing I got done, was 2 miles on the TM, and then I swam 12 laps, and then we all sat in the hot tub while watching the snow come down.
Sunday, I knew I had to get that 10 miler in, so back to the community center I went…and it was the worst 10 miles of my life. 1. Since I had already been thinking about and dreading this 10 mile TREADMILL run, I already wasn’t excited about it. 2. The TM at the community center shut off after 30 minutes. So I had to keep restarting. 3. There was a guy on the TM next to me that was singing “Jingle Bells”. Just no. Christmas is over and it’s time for spring songs. Like, “whistle while you work”…or something. 4. The fitness area is upstairs, so it was SUPER hot up there! Which is fine, but I wasn’t prepared for that. I felt like I wanted to throw up the whole time. 5. I felt super bloated the whole time too. 6. When I paused the machine at one point to pick up my towel, because it fell off the handlebar and went flying across the belt behind me, the whole machine stopped. I was beyond frustrated at this point, so I got off and decided to do the last 3 miles on the track. And my Nike app wouldn’t work. No wifi? 10 times around is a mile though…yay.
But I finished the 10. As painful and frustrating as it was, I finished. And I have to say, it’s actually kinda nice that they have this little track…really broke things up!
I’m trying to NOT have a bad attitude about the little things that frustrated me about the community center. It’s not that they are bad, it’s just that I was used to things at LT and I need to “figure this gym/locker room” thing out, and get in a new routine.
P.S. You need to watch the movie ‘4 minute mile’. SO good! It’s on Netflix of course.
And now that I finally warmed my belly with this Tuscan bean soup, and I got 2 workouts in tonight, i’m WHIPPED!
Hope you have a great Tuesday!