Let's get the crappy news out of the way first....I went out to dinner with Shane and we had Chinese. It was my idea. I just wasn't feelin' it today and didn't want to cook. I had 900 calories left by dinnertime, so I think I came out of it okay. And hopefully I'll have the sodium flushed by Friday's weigh-in.
I'm sticking to walking at the park every OTHER day, due to my knee, so I didn't go today, since I went yesterday. This is really killing me....I can't wait to get back at it full force. I've got a serious itch.
My one goal this week was to start gaining some consistency. All I want to lose is 1 single pound. That will mean I'll have a loss 2 weeks in a row, and that's what I want. With the limited exercise, let's hope I get there.
I did some exercises here at home today. Here's what I did:
Skullcrushers: 75 - 3 reps of 25 on each arm with a 10 lb. weight
Single DB extension: 75 - 3 reps of 25 on each arm with a 5 lb. weight
Behind the head extension: 75 - 3 reps of 25 with a 10 lb. weight
Wall Push-ups: 75 - 3 reps of 25 each
Crushes: 200 - 4 reps of 50 each
Leg Lifts: 40 - 4 reps of 10 each
Lateral Lifts: 20 w/ a 5 lb. weight
I'm debating on whether or not to join a gym. I've never joined one in the past, for a lot of reasons. But one of the main reasons was I didn't want to be one of those people that paid for a membership, was on fire for the first month, and then ran out of steam, lost their interest, and had to continue to pay for a membership. Same reason I've never owned my own treadmill....I didn't want it to become a dust-covered rack to hang your clothes on, like it had for so many other people I knew.
But all of this "free" time with no job is driving me insane. Someone asked why I don't get a part-time job. I haven't tried, because I'm lucky enough that I made enough at my last job, to get the full amount of unemployment. It's obviously less than I was making when I was working, but it's enough to cover my monthly living expenses. Part-time work wouldn't pay all of my bills, so I have to stick to the unemployment check until I can find full-time work again. I hope it's very soon.
But, for now, I'd like to get out of the house more, but with a purpose. Billie, my roommate's girlfriend, told me about a gym in Cartersville, about 10 mins from my house, that only costs $15/mo and there's no contract! I found out about this last weekend and have been mulling it over ever since. I would have to re-adjust my budget, and use some of the Christmas money I set aside to buy my family gifts this year. That's the main reason I've been hesitating.
Tonight, I'm starting to think differently. Getting healthy, fit, strong and living longer has got to be one of the BEST presents I can give to every member of my family. I think investing this little bit of money in myself, instead of a few extra things to wrap and put under the tree, is money better spent. As far as possibly losing interest, or just not being comfortable in the environment....well, that's the beauty of no contract.
Anybody have any tips or advice to share on what I'm contemplating here? I'd love to hear it. 'Nite friends. :)
Quote For the Day:
"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince." -Vince Lombardi
3 months ago