Gym

Schlub

griffin

So, I have completely fallen off the wagon in terms of keeping my gym/workout resolution.  And, of course, I’ve been using every excuse in the book to rationalize my not going to the gym lately (AVIVA events, consulting, period/time of the month, etc.).  I just don’t get that “runner’s high” or any other high associated with working out.  If working out felt as good as shopping, eating, and/or sex, hell, I’d do it all the time!  But, unfortunately, it doesn’t for me.  I hate it so much (but know that I have to do it for my health) that I think I’m going to start working out in the morning (versus mid-day or evening).  Get it the hell out of the way first thing.  And, as a matter of fact, I did go for a swim about an hour ago (first time in two months, I think–it’s been a while…  *SIGH*).  So, there–I’ve redeemed myself  :).  And the feeling of having accomplished something this morning makes my breakfast (apple sausages, home fries with onions, and sunny side up eggs) taste all the better.

In other news, I’m organizing another event for April 20–mimosas and trunk show for a jewelry store that recently hired me as a consultant (this is not related to AVIVA but if anyone would like more info on it, feel to drop me a line).  Anyone have any tips on making mimosas?  Being allergic to alcohol, I have no idea.  Although I ‘m sure I can find something on Google and/or a “kit” at one of these food/cooking stores (World Market, Sur la Table, etc.).   That and another (AVIVA) event for the week of Mother’s Day.

Remember the days when we would all get tons of Bed Bath & Beyond coupons?  Now, I have to scramble around trying to find just one.  And, in case you haven’t noticed, each coupon is only for one item–what the hell?

 

Lets Get Physical

newton

So, it’s Week 2 in the new year and, so far, I’ve kept up with my workout resolution.  Hooray!  Although, I must say, it has been an adjustment.  Dinner is usually between 5 and 6PM but since last week, I’ve been dividing dinner into two parts:  pre-workout (main course) and post-workout (sides and dessert).  The reason for this is because I’ve found that both the gym and pool tend to be super slow during dinner time (not surprising) and, given the fact that I hate lines and crowds (when I’m not working–there are certain things you put up with for work that you wouldn’t for personal time), I’ve decided to workout when everyone else is at home having dinner.  I know many people say you shouldn’t eat anything before working out but I’ve found that I actually feel better when I do (before, during, and after).  (Not sure if it has anything to do with my having hypotension.)  That’s the good news.

Bad news is I’ve been craving things like BBQ chips (fried not baked), mac ‘n cheese (yellow not white cheese), and school cafeteria pizza (where the hell did this one come from?  The last time I had this was my senior year in high school!).  Since pregnancy is not a possibility, I think it’s my body’s way of saying, “You’ve been doing all these great things like working out now–I’m happy for you, I really am.  But something’s got to give.  You have to give me SOMETHING!”

In other news, I read an interesting article that explores our ability to change our genes.  Apparently, even our behaviors and disposition can be passed down from generation to generation (and through the womb).  Certainly makes you think twice about how you behave (as it can literally come back to haunt you)…