Monday, December 06, 2010
Feel great! Up again at 4:30ish, which I’m not thrilled about, but feel like I got a decent sleep. It helps that I took a nice hot bath and popped a melatonin before getting into bed, but I don’t know if the melatonin actually helped me much last night because I actually woke up a few times.
A hot bath is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle for me. Feels good on my body and mind and the relaxation is a must if I have any chance of maintaining my sanity.
This morning I did an hour pilates ball workout for myself—not too hard, but felt good. Tried working on a lot of different exercises I’d like to add to some classes. Then did a 20-min basic Tae Bo. Feel fabulous. I love workouts on days like this. I wish I knew what made my body feel so good.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Walked at the gym for 30 minutes at a four-mph pace. Came home, did my rotator cuff exercises. They felt really good today. I love the sense that I can feel all my little muscles moving and working. No popping and clicking. My shoulders seemed to be flowing freely. I wasn’t focusing on my form as much as I should, just truly enjoying the movement.
Did an intermediate chair workout for about 45 minutes.
Feeling great. Right now wondering why I would ever take a day off from working out. My body feels free—it’s a rare and nice feeling. A feeling I think I find the more I do Pilates. I love pilates for the variety. Foam roller one day, ball another, reformer another, chair another. There is always something different.
The question is, tomorrow will I have the energy for the step class I’d like to get up and take at the gym? (NOTE FROME THE FUTURE: I didn’t.)
Fri, Dec 17, 2010
Went to the gym and walked. I was feeling stressed from a day of baking and this helped.