Remind me, the next time I decide to sleep through morning gym and go after work, how much I loathe trying to workout around ignorant people. Or…people in general….but mostly ignorant f*&!king women! The ladies weight area is in the back corner of the gym. It’s in an “L” shape, about 20 feet in one direction and 15 in the other. I happened to be standing in front of one of the mirrors….maybe about 15 feet back from it (I don’t feel the need to exercise nose to nose with myself) doing weighted lunges. And during the second set, this woman took a set of hand weights, stood RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME and started doing squats. Right in front of me. I, of course, pulled my ear buds out and said “Could you move?”….maybe not in the nicest tone. She turned around and said that she had a right to be there too. Assuming I was dealing with a half-wit, I told her that perhaps she could just move 5 feet to the left or right instead of standing right in front of me and she gestured to a weight bench that was sitting 5 feet to my right and said that it was in her way so she had to stand here. Now….instead of just picking up the weight bench and clubbing her in the head with it, I decided I should demonstrate that it is on wheels and fully portable….so I picked it up and wheeled it out of my way…about 5 feet to the left….which, if you’re following along, is fairly close to right where she was standing. The moral of the story? Get your lazy ass out of bed and go to the gym in the morning when there is next to no one there!
OK, rant over. Yesterday when Ray was supposed to be getting off work he texted me and told me he’d be working 4 hours OT. It worked out beautifully for me, actually. I went to the gym and then took my time making dinner, cleaning up a little and reading a little. The only downside is that we didn’t get our walk last night. I have a sneaking suspicion that today will be a repeat of yesterday regarding the overtime which actually suits me just fine, alone time is rare these days so I don’t mind a few spare hours at all!
If my allergies aren’t too bad I’m going to do a jog after work. I’ve decided that I am doing the 10km run on Sunday (as long as it’s not raining) so I thought maybe a gentle jog to get myself amped up for it? I’m not sure but I think at this point it’s too late to do any sort of actual “training” so it’ll be more just to assess how I think I’m going to do (or freak myself out that I’m going to diiiiiie on the run). The course is an out and back along a dyke so it’s nice and flat, you can see where you’re headed which should be at least somewhat beneficial….or not….I have no clue, it’s been a long time since I’ve done a run this long….4 years at least! I’m up for the challenge though. Ray’s comment was that there is no reason that I should not be able to do it….it’s not on pavement, it’s not hilly and there are no time limits….and he’s right. Right? Oh, Lord………
Dinner last night was a maple bourbon pork tenderloin, steamed green beans and then I also took a whole bunch of white mushrooms, quartered them and then tossed them with some butter that I’d melted with garlic powder in it. Roasted 420F for the last 20 minutes of the pork’s cook time; so delicious!
Tonight I’m roasting turkey breast, slathering it in homemade cranberry sauce and serving it with the rest of the green beans and some smashed cauliflower.
And finally, I heard a quote yesterday that I really liked:
“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.” You could sit there and watch that river run for years on end and never notice a change….even though with every ripple, the river is changing its boundaries. Persistence in spite of lack of instant results is so worth it, you can look back in a year and see where you’ve been and how you’ve changed. Because if you don’t change, you don’t change. They say it takes 4 weeks for you to notice a change, 8 weeks for your spouse/closest friends to notice and 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice. And I would have to presume if you’re doing something where you are not losing big amounts of weight at a time, it may even take longer. But start now and in 12 weeks…..12 short weeks, you’ll have something you don’t have today.