Suddenly, things have gotten very busy in my world. Vegan MoFo kept me glued to the computer, and right as it ended, I began rehearsals for The Scarlet Letter. (You’re reading the food ramblings of Hester Prynne, foos!) As a result, it’s been a little quiet around here lately. For that, I apologize.
However, lest you believe the blog is the first casualty of my rehearsal schedule, let me assure you it is not. Because I’m still easing back into exercise following my ankle injury, I have become a blob. Yes, a blob. Not The Blob, but a more blubby version of the Brigid I’ve come to know and love. I have high expectations each and every day of doing something about my blibbity-blubbetiness, but something always gets in the way. Now I’m trying to recommit to working out because, frankly, I’m not impressed with the way my clothes are fitting at the moment. I’m only up about five pounds, but when you’re the size of a dormouse, that shows rather quickly.
Here are the impediments/excuses:
- I already have to wake up at 6:10 to get to work on time. Thus, I find it unlikely that I will get up at 5:30 to hit the gym.
- It’s freaking cold outside, so runs (OK, walks punctuated by periodic bursts of slightly faster movement and heart palpitations) after work are not likely.
- Likewise, my Friday-morning bike rides are a thing of the past. My ballet class ends today, robbing me of my one structured and planned-around exercise session each week.
- There are no good classes at the downtown Y on Fridays. Sorry, but it’s true.
- I work until 5:30 and typically have rehearsal at 6:30. By the time I actually drive home from east Tulsa, that leaves me about 10 minutes to walk my dog and five minutes to either change clothes or swallow dinner without chewing.
So, what the heck is a lazy blob-to-be to do? Here are the only commitments I’m able to make at the moment:
- 20-minute podcasts from YogaDownload.com three days a week.
- Something – anything – on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. I can take a class or brave the elements outside or go to the gym or use one of my Pilates DVDs or anything.
- Lifting weights at least twice a week at home. I have no excuse for not doing this one.
- As always, taking the stairs rather than the elevator at work.
Do any of you folks have recommendations for other ways to fit things in? I really do miss my morning workouts, but with my 7:30 to 5:30 schedule Monday through Thursday, I just don’t think they’re feasible any more.