For the third week in a row, work is becoming a 60-80 hour week. I took a few hours Wed night to watch a movie with Lauren just so we got a few minutes together that didn’t involve driving to or from the gym. This is a physical and mental strain that is having effects on my gym work. Wed was a bit of a disaster (25 min cardio, and that was it), because I was mentally still working and not relaxed. I ended up jamming my knee while on the elliptical, and that was all the confirmation I needed that I wasn’t all there.
However, we have gotten into the gym Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, so I’m really proud of the fact that we are keeping the gym at a high priority.
I’ve been eating fairly healthily, with a notable exception on Monday as we celebrated my birthday. This is the typical 2nd week weight gain that I’ve come to expect when getting into a new gym routine. If my body responds like it has in the past, I’ll be sub 250 by this time next week.
I’m finding that it’s difficult to do the cardio, but the resistance training is working great! I may try to add a little bit more of racquetball to the routine so that I don’t get bored with the cardio machines. I really struggle with boredom both in running and in cardio machines. I have music that I listen to, but that doesn’t always help (like Wednesday).
Lauren has been super supportive as we have gotten into this routine, and I’m extraordinarily grateful to her for that.
Next week’s goal is to get into the gym before work at least once. I’m absolutely NOT a morning person, so it’s hard to will myself up early enough to go to the gym.
What do you all do when you get bored on a cardio machine? How do you deal with getting up early and working out before work?
Thursday to Thursday weight change: +1.4 lbs.
Total weight change (from 253.8 lbs on June 13, 2013): +0.4 lbs.