I have the worst time getting back to the gym after something disrupts my schedule. Like if Iím out of town, or last week when I was sick with a head cold, and I donít make it to the gym for a few days, I have a hard time getting back to my routine. I was probably well enough by Saturday to have gone in for a work out, but I still havenít been. I plan to go to water aerobics tonight, hopefully I will feel energized enough to stay for some laps after class as well.
The other real problem with not going to the gym is that when I stop working out, I donít do such a good job of watching what I eat either. I havenít been on the scale (donít own one) since before I came down with the cold, but Iím afraid I may have gained some. Iíll check tonight.
I just received news that my dog has gained 10 lbs since his last annual check-up! He used to be 48, heís now 58. How the heck did I miss that? He stopped being interested in breakfast a while ago, I was a bit worried about that, but now we know why. Obviously more exercise and less feeding is in order. I feel so guilty! I used to walk him for at least an hour every day and he had a fenced in yard he could play in, but then we moved into an apartment and I got very busy with work and commuting, and now Iím trying to make time to work out at the gym. I guess I thought my boyfriend would take it upon himself to exercise him more since heís home most of the day, but I know he doesnít really enjoy walking much.
Iíve done alright with my eating so far today, and hopefully going to class tonight will start me up again with the work outs. Maybe Iíll start getting up early a few days a week to take the dog out for a longer walk in the AM, would do both of us good.
OK, Iím done ranting. Iím feeling a little off course here, but I hope I get back in the groove soon.