What’s up with me lately?!? I’m just not in the mood to exercise. It’s gotta be the weather, right? Winter just takes the motivation right out of me. Blah. 😕
This afternoon, my Just Do It method didn’t get me moving like it usually does, so I tried something new. Self magazine suggested a fun way to excuse-proof your workout with a stack of index cards. Here’s what you do: write down your biggest “get-fit barriers” on the front side of an index card. On the back, brainstorm all of the ways you can bust through those blockcades. It sounded like it might just work, so I gave it a try with my two biggest excuses: I hate winter and I’m tired.
(My “Rock Out” playlist is the one that I use to run road races. It gets me movin’! )
Even just writing out these index cards made it easier for me to get my be-hind to the gym this afternoon. I’m hanging onto these babies for the next time I need motivation and I really don’t want to exercise.
AND… I had a pretty good workout at the gym (when I finally got myself there)! I did some strength training for my hip, followed by 35 minutes of intervals on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the bike, and 15 minutes doing abs and core work. I would have stayed longer at the gym, but the place really started to fill up.
My husband is so funny sometimes. I do all of the meal planning for the two of us, and usually he just goes along with whatever I want to make. He just likes that I cook for him and he doesn’t have to think much about it. However, every once in awhile, he’ll insist that we add a specific meal to our weekly menu. This week it was Hawaiian Pizza— a very delicious idea! 😀
On the side, I had a small salad topped with balsamic vinegar.
Pizza + salad = one of my favorite meals ever!
(You can see how the Hawaiian pizza scored over on Trading Up Downtown. 😉 )
For dessert, I had two Sandwich Thins with peanut butter and chocolate chips on top. I will forever and always love this treat!
I’m doing a little work then relaxing and reading in bed. I just grabbed the new issue of the Improper Bostonian this afternoon, so I’m looking forward to reading through it. I wonder what Ezra has to say this week?
Enjoy the evening, blog friends!