Yesterday, even though my only commitment was a seminar at school at noon, I dragged my butt out of bed at 5:00am to get to the gym dark and early. All lanes were open at the pool at 7:00 and I wanted to get a bit of cardio in before I went swimming so 5:30 I had my feet planted on the stair master. I did 30 minutes, took a break to do 8-minute abs (which I have memorized) and then did another 30 minutes. I drove over to the pool and finally got some swimming in after almost three weeks of avoiding it. 1500m felt harder than normal… which I guess serves me right for taking so much time away from the pool! I left the pool in shorts and flip-flops, just loving this Alberta winter heat wave!
How did I make it to the pool so early? I told one of the lifeguards (we know each other, not just a random person) that if he didn’t see me at the pool by 7:30, he had to call me and tell me to get my ass to the pool. I was slightly terrified he would actually do it so I made sure I was there! That is probably one of the best ways to make sure you get your workout in… tell someone else to hold you accountable. It is really dark at 5:30am but I knew someone expected me to be at the pool by 7 so I HAD to go! Works like a charm.
In case you were wondering what Santa does the other 364 days a year when he is not working… he is reading apparently. On the bus home from school Santa was waiting at the crosswalk to head into the library.
I thought it would be disgusting but I bought it anyway because I figured I would suck it up for the Christmas season. We had just made gingerbread cookies the other day and they smell amazing… I am happy to report that this stuff smells equally as good. Christmas win!
This morning after nine hours of glorious sleep I went to the gym with my mom. A quick 4 mile run, 30 minutes of spin, and 12 minutes of arms (it was going to be longer but meeting a friend for coffee > big biceps). I pretended I was in a spin class while I was on the spin bike and I pushed myself really hard – making the most of those 30 minutes.
What was YOUR workout this morning?!
Are you done your Christmas shopping?