I have a friend named Shelly. In my last post, I asked for accountability; and Shelly gave it to me! Yea, Shelly!
At around 8:23, I got a message from Shelly asking if I had made it to the gym. Well...I had not. We had our neighbor Christmas party last night. We had a really great night, wine was flowing, and a good time was had by all. I had so much fun in fact that I slept the latest I have slept in I don't even know how many years. I slept until 10:15. Now with this being said, I should also mention that I was awoken at 7:30 in the morning by yappy dogs. When this happened, I laid in bed for half an hour playing Words With Friends and checking Facebook and yada yada yada until I fell back asleep. But still, 10:15 is crazy late for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
So no, Shelly, I had not made it to the gym yet. And at 2:30, I could hear her message echoing in my head. So off I went to the rec center. It was a ghost town. There were only four other people in the weight room. I noticed they added a new machine that I stayed away from. It was a stair machine, kind of like an escalator, and you just climb and climb and climb. I did my best to not look at that machine because I know what I have to do to get better and ready for that Austin hike from hell. But today it is Christmas Eve Eve, and I gave myself a present by allowing myself to ignore it. Instead I jumped on an elliptical for a quick warm up before hitting the mat.
I grabbed some weights and started some circuit training. It's been so long since I've done some of these exercises, but I immediately felt my muscles jumping for joy! It felt so good to be working my arms and abs. I had put my phone in a locker, and I couldn't remember all the exercises, so I improvised a bit; but I think it was still a good workout. I used to Bosu ball to do some crunches and push ups. The push ups, I felt, were much better than I remember. I guess the few push ups I've been doing here at home are working. I did some arm exercises while sitting on the ball, and some squats while holding the weights. I think I will be sore tomorrow, but I welcome it.
I couldn't make the fat cells cry for too long, though because we were going to church for our Christmas Eve Eve service. I wanted to get some cardio in too, so I went back to the elliptical machine and watched Lethal Weapon for 20 minutes. I ended up with a 1 1/4 mile and drops of sweat running down my face. Success!
And I owe it to Shelly! I was so comfy in my pajamas that I could have easily stayed in them until it was time for church. I believe I would have if it wouldn't have been for her!
Thanks Shelly! Love you!