Denise Austin was inspirational for a few weeks. I'm not sure what happened. Someplace between her bologna about traveling "to these warm and wonderful destinations so you can feel like you're working out in the Bahamas" and the way she's so cheerful no matter how much discomfort I'm in...I lost interest.
It might also have something to do with the fact that I was getting up half an hour earlier than I really wanted to and felt tired most of the day. I was drinking caffeine constantly, which many people tell me is OK and just part of being an adult. No matter how many people drink coffee, I really didn't like the idea of having Mt. Dew (diet or not) or chai tea every morning and usually a few more times during the day. It just seems to me that water is such a better drink for my health and what I would normally drink if I wasn't so tired due to that missing half hour of slumber. Plus, I'm not convinced that Denise was working me hard enough to make up for the calories I was imbibing for my caffeine fix.
So, I've taken a step back from my morning workouts.
But, of course I feel guilty about that too.
What I'd really like is to swim, take classes, get involved in a team sport, or do something together with Scott. But it doesn't seem that these things are written in the stars for my life right now, at least not without a little creativity.
Scott's been bothered that he is unable to have a consistent workout either. I mean, seriously...he's up at 3:30 or 4:00 most every morning and not home until 7:00 most nights. I don't know why he can't find the time to head to the gym? Oh, wait...the gym keeps normal hours, that's right!
All kidding aside, I want to help him. I don't like the idea of either one of us neglecting ourselves. We're trying to be active on the weekends together and as a family and Tyler and I have been walking 3 or more times a week. For that extra that can make the difference in our clothing sizes, though, I've ordered the answer to our exercise prayers, hopefully. It's a workout called 10 Minute Trainer. I like that it's only a few minutes. I'm not kidding myself that there won't be a few more minutes tacked on for stretching and cooling down, getting changed and tying my sneaks, but the actual workout is lightening quick...if lightening takes 10 minutes.
I've already informed Scott that I'll be withholding dinner from him until he does his workout. He's agreeable. And I just decided that if I haven't done the workout by when Scott gets home I'm going to ask him to request (nicely and without making me feel unloved or unappealing) that I spend 10 minutes with Tony Horton while Scott eats his dinner. Doing this together will ideally provide us both with the motivation and support we need to get back into some shape other than that of lumpy mashed potatoes, which is my current look.
Wish us luck! We should be started in 5-7 business days. Ready, set....go!