Since I’ve been all angst-y (sort of) and in my head (sort of) lately, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit. I haven’t been posting much because I have felt like I would be saying the same things over and over again… and well, I haven’t made anything too interesting in the kitchen because (1) Cousin is slightly picky (so we’ve been eating the same things over and over) and (2) I have limited kitchen tools to work with (I miss my vita-mix).
I have an idea for dinner this evening though…and I’ll share it if it turns out well.
I have definitely been to the gym a lot since I’ve been here—it just makes sense for me right now. I don’t know many people, and although my cousin and I are super good at drinking wine and watching the Kardashians together, (she’s in the middle of high intensity stuff at work that is going amazingly well for her because she’s so awesome at what she does)…she’s tired at night and we don’t do much that’s active. In my quest to have my own life (outside of hers), I need to be around people I have things in common with…fitness is the easiest thing for me to focus on, and food is the second easiest.
So I’m going to free chef demos, and also just hanging around the gym a lot.
I’m not necessarily in the best shape I’ve ever been in—I have some serious knots in my shoulder and neck that are limiting my yoga class participation and upper body workouts, and I tend to not moderate my effort very well in spinning (I work too hard) so I have to take a day off after every time I take a class. The weight room in my gym is somewhat of a meat market (so to speak) in the evenings, so I tend to stay away from it then—I’m there to be around people I have things in common with, not to go fishing, if you know what I mean.
In general, I like to be a little more structured about my workouts, but I’m trying to just go with the flow these days—do some things outside, some things inside…and do nothing when I need to rest. What a revelation
I’m interested to know though….are you regimented in the gym or for your workouts? Do you just work out to feel good or be healthy, or do you have specific goals?
I could name some specific goals for myself I suppose, but in general, I think I’m more aimless about it right now. Kinda matches my life
Next week, I’m going to do a product review for Palm Beach Athletic Wear (via FitFluential)—they’re sending me some of their workout gear to try out, and I think I’m extra excited due to my current shopping sabbatical. I’ll definitely be posting about that, and I’ll have a TRX workout to share too. Also, people have been asking me about how I fuel myself on a grain and fruit free diet when I’m doing intense workouts… I’ll go into that a bit too.
Here are some pics from my week…