Monday, April 10, 2006

Caffeine Diet

I have a new schedule, now that my husband avoided putting down the floors upstairs and helped me move my computer and accessories (like the desk) into the living area where I can monitor my little ones while trying to get SOME work done. So the new schedule would have worked out fine today if I didn't oh, fall asleep. I blame the weather, and the gym. It started out cold, perfect gray chilly day, to cold to let the kids play and do the garden, just right enough to wear comfortable bummy clothes and sit at the computer with coffee while the little ones buzz around the playmat behind me. Unfortunately, the sun came out. Which, usually, is wonderful. I love taking the boys out and letting them roam while I managed to do one or two small gardening tasks out of the thousands that need getting done. But the sun came out, I was overdressed, the fireplace had been on, and all that heat indoors, well it relaxed my muscles. My muscles were sore. I went to the gym today and did an hour and a half workout. The hour with my trainer who, after I called in sick last Thursday, and called and cancelled, than uncancelled this weekend, was in a fit thinking I was ditching him and he was failing. A trainer with a complex, like I need ANOTHER emotionally needy person in my life? DUDE I'm just DEAF and my ears are 'overproducers of wax' it's nothing personal. Of course, to alleviate his concerns, I decided to gross him out. So I realzied my whole issue with the losing weight is cardio. I've lost one size *YAY GO ME* but now I need to do more cardio to lose another size. We've changed my routine a bit so I'm on different machines and doing different cardio, but I'm going to try to get in there and actually DO three days of cardio. I'm doing this by doing cardio the days I go in the gym.

To sum up a really long, rambling paragraph, between working out today and moving furniture around yesterday and getting to bed late last night, I am exhausted. So I napped after my hour and a half of writing. Yes, it should be two, but some jackass sent me some dumb quiz about 'what type of animal am I' and to be honest, I just can't say no to quizzes. Then I had to find out what everyone else was. We all have our weaknesses.

So the solution? The thing I needed to do that I failed to do today?

Caffeine. I didn't drink nearly as much caffeine as I normally do on a daily basis. That, combined with a day where I worked out and tried to think *In the same day, I was really pushing myself today* was clearly going to lead to a two hour snooze on the couch.

I'd write more, but I just realized I need to pick up my daughter.


Melanie said...

I admire you for sticking with this trainer business. I can't even pop a workout tape in our old VCR. I'm still trying to figure out a way to convince my doctor that I'm fat - not because I eat too much like she says - but just because. :-) I'm healthy tho - excellent BP, cholesterol, sugar count, etc. Healthy as a fat horse. Send some workout vibes my way!!

Lahdeedah said...

I've decided I'm chubby due to too many children :)

Just think how often I'd be at the gym without the kids!

And don't even get me started on the whole 'eating' thing. I've been reminded countless times that 80 percent 80!!!! percent of the success is related to diet. Lets face it, the whole reason I'm DOING the workout bit is because I failed at the eating right thing!

RainyPM said...

What animal are you?