Well. It’s officially summer. We’re moved, we spent a week visiting with family and I finally feel like I can start getting into a routine again. One huge issue is that in all the chaos and busy-ness, I let myself slip — actually I happily dove headfirst — back into the Dr. Pepper habit. And what’s worse, I pulled my poor husband down with me. He’s been drinking Pepsi again so I feel double bad. I’m ready to start weaning myself off of it though. I went all day without one…not without caffeine (or even sugar)…but without a Dr. Pepper. And not surprisingly I feel SO good. In a day or so my eyes might start glowing red and my head spinning around and I’ll get a SMALL one. But I’m going to try to reduce the symptoms with green tea.
Of course it also helps that I also worked out for the first time in a month. Twice. And “real” workouts too, not the excuse of lifting boxes. This morning I got on the treadmill for 20 minutes for some mid-intensity intervals. TheKid and I played tennis for about half an hour this afternoon but I don’t count that in my workouts. It was fun though. And since neither of us have ANY control, we spend most of our time chasing balls. But. The real accomplishment today – I went to, and survived, a (hr long) spin class for the first time in about 2.5 years. I pulled out my “diaper shorts”, grabbed a towel & water bottle and decided to see how much I could do. The odd thing is it actually seemed EASIER than I remember. Maybe because classes at this gym are alot less intimidating? But I could actually STAND and do jumps. I couldn’t do that at *all* before. Now I didn’t do all of the higher intensity stuff. In fact I did less than half. A few times I started seeing bright flashes of light in my peripheral vision and decided that’s probably a pretty good sign to sit my soon-to-be sore bottom back down. But I was happy with what I did and am looking forward to next week.
Wait? Did I really just say that?