Wednesday, May 10, 2006

5-toed Sloth


I went to the gym again this morning, and my trainer showed up this time. I'm finding a little problem with going to the gym lately- (besides the initial agony of waking up at 5:45 am)I find that I pat myself on the back so much for going, that I end of giving myself license for all kinds of laziness and indulgence for the rest of the day. I feel like because I disciplined myself to get up early and work out, that I am entitled to forego all other discipline for the rest of the day. (sometimes extending beyond that day as well.)I am entitled to sleep during Bella's nap and eat cookies all day. I deserve it. I worked hard today. You see the dilemma here- I'm not going to get anywhere this way! I need to put the pieces together. Eat well and excerise! That's not so foreign! You wouldn't know it to watch me though. I act like I deserve a medal for working out, even though the real reward is just in the results I will see if I just perservere and not wreck it with my slothfulness the rest of the day! I'm such a weirdo. We did more killer ab work today, so I will probably be in pain for several days, doubtlessly leading to more cookie consumption for compensation. *sigh*
And I'm constantly cold lately- What's up with that? That's not me- I'm a hot-head, perpetually hot to an uncomfortable and embarrassing degree. Right now I am bundled up in socks and a sweatshirt, wishing I had on thermals. The only explanation I can think of is that I don't eat enough protein. I read somewhere that could be a culprit. It's definitely not a lack of fat insulation.

10 comments:

Jill said...

You DO desereve a medal for getting up early and going to the gym, and I don't think there's anything wrong with napping while Bella naps, as for the cookie eating...technically I support that, but if that's not fitting into your lifestyle plans then perhaps not having them in the house might be a good step. Otherwise, I still think that working out is a great addition to your life so if you were going to be eating cookies anyway, then isn't a workout and cookie eating still better than no workout at all?

Beatrix Kiddo said...

Welcome to my cold world;) And it's DEFINITELY not the lack of fat on my part...so I'm figuring it must be the lack of protein

Amy said...

I'm the total opposite. If I go to the gym I feel a lot more inclined to actually stick with whatever I want to be disciplined about at the time--be it diet, keeping my house clean, reading, whatever. Funny. How often do you meet with a trainer? Is this an ongoing thing, or do they give you a little trainer package for joining the gym? I had a trainer for a while (loved it!) and he was all the motivation I needed to keep losing weight. Ok, that doesn't sound good, does it? The motivation was that he weighed me twice a week! Talk about pressure. As for the nap thing, I totally support that. I am a nap lover, but I also understand not wanting to takw a nap during your child's nap time, because it's really the only time you have during the day to devote completely to something that is not said child. I'm rambling, now. What I'm really trying to say is that I understand perfectly where you're coming from.

michelle said...

As Max would say, "or IS it??" (drawn out dramatically), as regards the lack of fat insulation. I seem to recall that the last time you got really thin you were cold all the time.

Amie said...

I am jealous that you actually joined the gym and go....huge accomplishment.

I have an aunt that runs every morning so she can have oreos for breakfast....it seems to work for her...she is thin and eats oreos.

Hannah said...

Working out makes you cold- something to do with core temp and blood flow or something. What kind of cookies are you eating anyway? I want to live through you and not be tempted to eat oreos...I do the same self talk with my running where I feel like I am oh so awesome and deserve an easy day, so I don't know what to tell you :/

TX Girl said...

The postitive in this is that you went to the gym and just didn't eat the cookies.

My husband always gets cold when he exercises too. hmmm?

I actually loved (when I could get up) doing 6am yoga, because I always felt refreshed. But by mid-day I was exhausted because I got up so early to go. I found that if I got up at the same time everyday I was much better later in the afternoon and getting up the next morning wasn't a chore. I hated doing it, but felt like I wasn't desperate for a nap.

rmt said...

I'm just proud of you for sticking with it and going to the gym! Maybe you could just decide on one small way to reward yourself for working out ahead of time, and then stick to that. Then you still get a little indulgence and you wouldn't have to feel guilty about it. I don't think there is anything wrong with taking naps though! Especially when you get up early.
I'm completely jealous that you feel cold! I'm am still annoyingly hot, pretty much all the time. I do think it has something to do with your weight loss and new exercise routine. It sounds like you're doing great! Way to go!

Bridgitta said...

I think you should do small steps- going to the gym is a huge step so go easy on yourself. Next month you can think about eating cookies just for breakfast! I am constantly cold so I know how you feel. I am usually comfortable when everone else is sweating! Congrats on getting up and going again!

becca said...

I so feel your pain!!! I seem to have the same dilemma with excersise. I LOVE to excersise and if it helped me lose weight it would be one of lifes little perfections! Unfortunately for me, it does not work this way with my body. EVERYTIME I begin a new excersise routine or even just kick up my old one I GAIN weight. Every time. I am a bigger framed girl and I used to be muscular (now that I have had two kids my muscle has been replaced with celulite) so I used to just say, "oh, I am just gaining muscle, muscle weighs more than fat". The truth...I eat so much more when I excersise!! And I too believe I deserve treats for excersising (who am I kidding, I believe I deserve treats just for breathing!) I am really trying to tone up for summer and maybe drop 5 pounds so I kicked up my exercise routine. I worked out everyday this week (a harder workout than normal) and I feel chubbier today than at any time in the past 6 months!!! No joke, I have probably gained 5 pounds this week!! Oh, the frustration!! (Sorry, my rambling got away from me!)

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