Friday, December 16, 2011
Fabulous Gym Experience
I finally made it to work out last night. Yeap, I ventured out into the cold and blustery weather with Nichole. Last night I decided to ease back into it, so I just treaded water for 45 minutes, let me tell you that is one kick ass workout. Constant moving legs and arms in 9 feet of water, really wears your ass out! Especially when I have been MIA for a couple of weeks.
It felt good, I felt accomplished when I got home. I am very glad I went, I have to work at making it the habit that it had become once again. I will be at the gym today after work, tomorrow at 5am for my 50 minutes of laps, and then Sunday is a weight training day for me. Zumba on Monday and then I will take a couple of days to rest, and back at it on Friday! I have no intentions of NOT working out over Christmas, I have 5 days off from work and I will be at the gym every day that there are actually open.
This morning I get to work, and there is fricking food everywhere. Can you say CRACK! It is like my co-workers have lost their minds. We have two huge hams I think they must be 15 pounds a piece, we are only feeding 20 people LOL. We have crock pots of potatoes, green bean casserole, sausage rolls, biscuits and gravy, donuts, bakery sweet rolls, cake, cookies, fudge, my god it looks like HELL from where I am sitting, everyone is oooing and ahhhing over how heavenly everything tastes. All I am doing is smiling, because I had some Greek yogurt and a spoonful of sausage gravy and I am good. I do not feel the need to graze as the savages I work with are doing right outside of my cubicle.
It is indeed times like these that I am so thankful for the band! Most of what they are eating today, I will not even spoon onto my plate, why you may ask? Because, it is not healthy and I am about healthy choices. That is where my life with the band has taken me. If I expect to reach the goal I set for myself, I have to continue on the path of healthy versus what may look and taste divine. Now, will I have a spoonful of the delicious pretzel salad? Will I have a teaspoonful of mashed potatoes? Will I eat the veggies that were steamed? You betcha I will. I will also have a cookie and that will be my POTLUCK extravaganza for this banded babe!
I am armed with the best protection a girl could want, my BAND! Onward and downward I say, let the onslaught of Christmas parties and food commence I am ready for it!