Balance of self

I didn’t work out yesterday, I just wanted to sit at home and veg. Cathy T came over and we watched TV and had some pizza. (My pizza was mostly veggies and had a thin crust, doesn’t that make it okay?) I don’t get to see her very often so it was nice that we kicked back and caught up. This morning, Len woke me up when he called on his way to work. I’m glad he called because if I would have slept any longer, it would have been too much sleep and today would be absolutely useless.

So, I got up, filled and ran the dishwasher and headed to the apartment complex work out room. Again, there wasn’t anyone in there so I started my work out peacefully and alone. I really need moments like that — where I can be out of my home but alone. I tried using the elliptical machine but I felt like I was too tall for it or something. My legs just didn’t cycle as long as I wanted them too so I couldn’t keep my balance. I’ve heard other people say that’s what it feels like when you first try it. I wasn’t feeling patient enough to try to work through that akward feeling so I moved back over to the bike. Another 30 minutes, this time on level 2. Because I tried the elliptical machine for about 10 mintues before getting really frustrated, I really got a longer workout than I’d intended. By the end of the 30 minutes on the bike, I was beat. My legs didn’t want to let me stand right away.

I know I’m really not keeping consistent enough with my workout but I do what I can when I can. I feel work is starting to get at that point that it overwhelms everything else called life. It happens this time every year so I just have to learn how to make sure I’m keeping things in balance. I guess more so than “getting in shape” or losing a few pounds, my goals in eating right and keeping an active lifestyle is just keeping life in good balance. I have quite a bit to keep in balance so that in itself is quite a bit of work.

———- ———- evening update ———- ———-

After I got home from working out, I felt sooo tired. Not physically tired — my body feels really good. But all of a sudden, I felt totally drained. I took a shower and only got more tired. I talked to my folks and they said it sounded like my body was trying to keep from getting sick. My dad, mom & sister have all been suffering from cold symptoms lately so it’s likely that I am getting a little sick. It’s about that time of year. So, I took a 2 hour or so nap. It felt good but I’m still tired. I spent the rest of the day sitting around the apartment doing not much of anything. I have a lot of things that need to be done but sometimes, it’s more productive to take a day off than to work and work then get sick and be out for days. Let’s see how I feel tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Balance of self”

  1. I say end the evening in a hot bath, crawl under the blankets and sleep well. You should spend the entire Sunday relaxing!

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