I’m struggling with time. I work 36 hours a week, do all the housekeeping, grocery shopping and cooking, try to work out 5 times a week.
Right now my work is very busy, I have so much to do so it happens nowadays that I’ve planned to leave at 4 pm and workout that it’s 4.45 pm before I leave because I want to finish something. When that happens I don’t work-out most of the time.
My gym doesn’t open before 8 am and it’s still dark till about 8.30 am so working out in the morning isn’t an option right now. Have to wait till end of February before I can run again in the morning.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my gym membership the past week. It ends on March 1st so I thought about renewing or not. Today I decided not to renew my membership. The reason is that this gym is in another town and it takes me 15 to 20 minutes to get there by car and the same time to get home afterwards. I liked this gym very much but the travel time made that I sometimes didn’t go.
Have I given up on the gym? No I didn’t because after I cancelled my membership I went home, made and ate dinner and went to my new gym after dinner. This one is 1 minute by car and 5 minutes walking. I can see it from my upstairs window. It is a bit more expensive than the other one but it’s also a health club and it opened in August 2008 so everything is new. They also have group lessons like Zumba and Pilates. It’s not open on Sunday (old one is) because I live in a Christian village where nothing is open on Sunday but I don’t mind since Sunday is my day for my long runs.
I have an intake on Tuesday. They want to make a fitness program for me but I prefer my own program. The intake is about your fitness age, blood pressure, condition, weight and so on.
If you’re interested, here’s the link of my new gym.
As for my struggling with time: when do you workout if you’re limited in time?
Beck’s Diet Solution:
Day 18: Change your definition of being full
I have to practice for a month (shorter or longer, depends how long it takes before I learn the trick) with eating till I’m full and then stop eating.
If you are able to take a walk after dinner at the same pace as before dinner than you are normally full and ate enough. I do eat sometimes a bit too much because I like my food so I’m definitely going to practice with this.
Marcelle asked me on my previous post if I don’t use the treadmill at the gym.
I don’t, I don’t like it, it’s my least favourite cardio machine in the gym. I hate running on it and not going anywhere and see the same street over and over again. One of the reasons I like running so much is that it’s outside. I don’t mind rain, cold, wind, when it’s hot I go early but I hate running in the snow. But I will do my interval training on the treadmill, I promised myself, when the weather isn’t good. Because the difference in speed won’t make it boring. And if I can’t do my other runs outside due to the weather I will do a different workout on that day. The treadmill and I just aren’t made for each other.
No exercise yesterday and today. Yesterday I was tired. Today I had to go to my old and new gym for cancelling and sign in memberships.
The Ultimate Diet Log:
Research report: Lack of sleep impacts hormones that regulate appetite, increasing obesity risk. In one study, adults who slept 6 hours a night were more likely to obese than those who slept 7 to 9 hours. Those averaging 5 hours were 50 percent more likely to be obese.
I try to get in 7 hours sleep a night.
Nutrition shocker: In the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, a “small” muffin is defined as 1 ounce, which is a quarter of the average muffin top alone and considerably smaller than most “mini” muffins.
Changed gyms and happy about my decision.