Monday, August 25, 2014

In the Unlikeliest of Places

"Every meal doesn't need to be a party in your mouth."

When I read those words, I felt like I had been punched in the gut. And it wasn't in a book, or at some weight-loss symposium, or on some guru's blog.  It was found in a thread on a forum dedicated to snarking on health bloggers. 

"Every meal doesn't need to be a 
party in your mouth."

Sometimes the Universe sends you just what you need exactly when you need it. 

I can't believe it has been four months since I last posted. There have been much happenings here that have kept me busy. True, the desire wasn't there, but that was really a small part. So where have I been? Other than the work related injury in early June that had me incapacitated for a month and on restricted activity for July, much of it has been good. Hopefully this post will stimulate my writing juices so I will come back soon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bow Ties Are Cool

The desk agent at the gym greeted with me with a warm smile and was wearing a bow tie. This about sums up how happy I am with my new gym. It's not perfect, there is the gum popping guy (I could even hear him through the music on my headphones) and of course, the obligatory trainer having his trainee do heavily loaded back squats using the Smith machine. But it's super clean and I've managed to work the nearly-empty times into my schedule.

I've been lifting two days a week using the The New Rules of Lifting for Women program along with the AquaFit classes in between.  And I have found a new favorite...

The rowing machine!  I make like Frank Underwood and plot ways to vanquish my enemies while rowing away like a lunatic.  It's deceptively difficult, I started off doing 2 minutes and have worked my way up to 10 minutes of high intensity intervals. It's smooth, very low impact but hits about every muscle and gets the heart pumping like crazy.  Something about activates endorphins like nothing else, I started laughing so hard when when I was done, it was a really good feeling.