Yesterday I went to the Saturday bootcamp at Elver Park. I’ve been trying to go every Saturday, because I don’t know what’s going to happen when the weather gets too cold to workout outside. Plus, on Thursday Dustin (my trainer) was at a fitness conference, so one of the other trainers stepped in to lead the small group. Well, she was too easy on us. Cardio wasn’t too bad, but we needed a lot more weights for the strength portion.
Apparently I was not the only one who felt this way. On Sat, we had a small PPD contigent to get in their “tough” workout. They did not disappoint. I was sweaty and completely disgusting by the end of it. (And I went grocery shopping afterwards–ha!) After it was done and people started leaving, Dayna mentioned she would almost like a short jog afterwards to cool down. “You want to?” I said, “Let’s do it!” So we went for a short jog. Then we got back and decided to go glute exercises just to finish off. And part of me is just looking at myself, saying “Who are you?” I felt great.
Maybe I’m just running on addiction to endorphins, because last night, even though I had already worked out, I threw some more cardio and dance for another half hour. And I’m going dancing tonight! hee hee.
So here are the little things that for so long have bugged me and yet to change them felt so monumental:
At night, I have been choosing my clothes for the next day, because it saves me time.
At night, I have been packing my lunch for the next day, same reason above.
I have been getting up at 6:00 am so I’m not always running out the door late.
I have been better at making meals that utilizes my vegetables using my crop share.
I have been trying to make sure there are no dishes lingering in the sink by the end of the night. (This one is particularly hard for me)
If you are not a lazy person, the above things may seem self-evident and exceedingly simple. But for me, I don’t why I had such resistance to them. In general, I have not been the greatest at the planning ahead thing. But I’m getting better, and the difference now is that I am not fighting myself anymore. The dishes thing–you know, I would always think, “Why can’t Leif do that? He should be doing that.” Well, the truth is is that it is an issue that’s important to me. So why don’t I stop my grumbling and take responsibility for it?
My further goals are to get up early and workout every morning (belly dance, yoga, or even Tae Bo :)) and to meditate every night. I found some incense I really like, and it’s so peaceful, in the silence after everyone has gone to bed, to just watch the stream of smoke as it curls up. And there’s a lot of spiritual work I’ve been doing. I bought a daytimer, and I just keep writing all the ideas that come into my head. I almost feel like it’s getting rid of some of my fog in my mind when I don’t have to keep track of stuff. Sort of like a low-tech Pensieve, if you will. 🙂