I’m feeling a bit behind on life at the moment.
We’re coming off a crazy week – a house guest, The Pastor had an all day gathering and then Ash Wednesday, a baby shower in the city, Valentine’s Day – and I’m fighting a bit of exhaustion that I just don’t like and can’t seem to get past no matter how hard I try.
We did join a new gym as our Valentine’s Day gift to the family, and I’m loving the variety it’s bringing to my workouts. Friday, I did my Ease Into 5K training on the treadmill and played racquetball. I enjoy being out in the fresh air to run, but – quite frankly – our streets are in a horrible, almost third world like state of disrepair and it’s nice to not worry about tripping or falling into a pothole.
And who knew I’d enjoy racquetball so much? Once I remembered that I hold the racquet in my right hand and not my left (even though I’m a lefty), I wasn’t too bad…for not having a clue about the rules and generally just hitting the ball as many times as I can. It’s awkward and clumsy and I’d hate to find anyone watching me, but I love it.
I am completely intimidated by the weight room, though. I’m really hoping to save up some cash to pay for a few training sessions to take away a bit of the fear. I know strength training needs to be a big part of my fitness plans, but it’s also where I’m most concerned about hurting myself.
My plans for this week…
- 3 workouts at the gym, 3 days running, some sort of weight training, planks and maybe some yoga. In any combination that works.
- Make a menu plan. Last week’s no planning worked out okay, but we have a lot of food in the freezer I want to get through and we’ve been a little more lackadaisical with the grocery budget than we should.
- Blog these post-workout muffins.
With the gym being 20 minutes away, I was in desperate need of a solid post-workout snack that I can make ahead and freeze, and that travels well. These were made with butternut squash puree and almond flour, but I know pumpkin, sweet potato and probably even banana would work well.
- Make an appointment with my doctor for a physical. I need someone to check up on me with this one. That exhaustion I can’t shake plus some other symptoms are telling me something’s off. It’s not normal for me to sleep 10 hours a night and still be sleepy, especially when my eating is on track like it has been. My preference is to avoid it and just hope it gets better, but that usually doesn’t work out so well.
What are your plans for this week?