Made it to the end of the first week in the 6-week “quick start” fitness program more or less in one piece. The way this will work is that I’ll go as much as possible during the work week at the “office” health club, and then hope to hit Bally’s once during the weekend.
I still need to get to the health club early enough to allow me a 45 minute workout with a 30 minute shower-and-change, but wasn’t able to carve out that much time as yet. Still, I managed to get 25 minutes at least, 4 times this week.
Monday: 25 minutes on the elliptical trainer
Tuesday: ditto above
Wednesday: 30 minute intensive workout with the club’s personal trainer, mostly with upper body work with biceps/triceps
Thursday: bitching, moaning, groaning, grumbling, and taking ibuprofen for sore biceps/triceps
Friday: managed a 25 minute session on the elliptical, had the morning off to attend a funeral. More on that later.
Next week, the nutrition group sessions start, and I start keeping a food diary. So this week has been something of a bittersweet (mmm, chocolate. mmm.) farewell to various junk foods. Also, will probably have to give up sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages again. Lunch at work tends to be high calorie, high fat stuff from fast food places or the office cafeteria, occasionally a salad from a nearby Italian fast-but-healthy eatery.
I’ve never gotten into the idea of bringing a lunch (or small, portion controlled frozen meals to heat up) because the people that use the big lunch room insist on either wearing too damn much perfume, or watching obnoxious soap operas and commenting on them loudly. However, it dawned on me just the other day that we have a second, smaller lunchroom, which I used to avoid because it was the “smoking” one. Which is ridiculous, because nobody has been allowed to smoke outside of a small designated smoking lunch
in the building’s basement for years. Now, the second lunch room is mostly used by a group of my co-workers that used to sit near me, and my impression is that it’s quieter in there. A book and an iPod will do the trick, since the whole point of lunch for me is to get away from the office, and from yakkity-yak talk about who’s doing who on All My Dumbshit Children.
David and I have tentative plans to get to Bally’s once this weekend, maybe Sunday depending on how he’s feeling, as he’s also recently started going to the health club again, too.
I had the iPod thing set up in the car this evening as I drove home, and although you’d think I’d be tired from a long day, I really enjoyed the first random song played by the shuffle playlist. It’s almost as good for reckless, high-energy driving as the soundtrack to Raiders. It’s the title music for a Japanese anime with these great images of dangerous looking, highly designed spaceships going Real Fast, Real Cool. Must add it to the playlist I’ll make for working out.
Yoko Kanno:Tank! (Opening Theme):Cowboy Bebop OST[3:30]