Well, just as I’ve been getting back into the swing of work, I’ve also been getting back into the swing of doing physical activity. On vacation I did do some running and had a few light workouts, but they did nothing to combat the 5,000 calories I was stuffing in my face everyday. (Literally at LEAST 5,000. Plus I was carrying around a bag of candy that I couldn’t stop eating.)
On that card I also need to add ‘…and alcohol.’
I’m pretty sure my body was not impressed with the insane amount of wine I drank, the hot dog, the burgerS, the fries, the pasta (with potatoes), the pizza (a “slice”, if you will), the bread, the burrito and chips and beans, the beers and the 870 Runts and Swedish Fish I ate this past weekend. Oh and the pack of sunflower seeds on the drive home. Hey salt. Vacation, right?
So, back home and back to regular workouts. Ugh.
Monday I tried to do the daily double workout- I got up and ran 3 miles in the morning before work, and after work, I ran a mile to the gym and did 40 minutes on the elliptical.
- Pros: I worked out twice. I realized I can get up at 6:21, run 3 miles and still be able to shower AND make breakfast before leaving at 7:35.
- Cons: Two sets of dirty clothes. Two sets of dirty socks…which I seem to run out of all the time. Plus, ain’t no way I’m doing this consistently.
Tuesday I had planned on trying to see if I could push my limits and get up at 6:32 and run 2 miles before work and still leave by 7:35. But then I fell back to sleep until 7. So it didn’t happen. When I got to the gym after school, I realized that I accidentally gave the fave my headphones yesterday and never got them back. I almost left…and then I reminded myself of the 8lbs of salt I ate on Friday night and ran a tough 6 miles in 48 minutes. How in the hell do people run faster than that without their legs falling off? I was so bored on the treadmill that I just kept playing with the speed and ran between 7.0-8.6… guess that was a good thing.
- Pros: I actually worked out without music or Jack Bauer. I did a fast 6 miles.
- Cons: I actually worked out without music or Jack Bauer. I also nipped out so bad I had to leave early.
Today I’m planning on going to spin (for the first time in MONTHS) so hopefully my PiC won’t ditch me this week—since I’m no longer able to attend group fitness classes alone.
It’s pathetic, really.
How long does it take for you to get back into the swing of healthy living after taking a few (or more) days off?