I went to the gym after work today. I had a plan. Do 10 minutes on the bike then a series of weight machines, 10 minutes on the bike, more weights, and repeat once more. I alloted myself just over an hour at the gym.
I was starving after work as my lunch 20 minutes seemed to disappear far too fast and I ate half my apple (my after work snack) just to get something else in me at lunch. This meant I was tempted to stop for a treat on the way to the gym. Instead I texted Chris to have dinner on the table for 5:30 and I convinced myself that all I really needed was a glass of water. Turns out I was right - I was thirsty and not hungry.
At the gym I did my 10 minutes on the bike (3 miles) and worked up a sweat. I got my heart rate going (although it no longer hits the 170s like it used to thankfully). I started the weight machine circuit with legs as they were the closest and therefore most logical machines to tackle. I did 6 machines doing 2 sets of 15 reps on each. I logged my current weights on my chart with a blue pen that exploded in my hands (note to self: check my pant's pockets for pens before washing next time), cleaned up, and got back on the bike.
I looked at the clock and an hour had already passed since I thought I arrived at the gym. Impossible! I was not killing time, but somehow time just slipped away from me. I must have taken longer in the changeroom, gathering my things, and cleaning off machines (I like them really clean). I was happy that the gym did not seem like work. I could have easily stayed another hour, but I didn't want to spend my night that way. I did another 10 minutes on the bike then charted the other weight machines for better planning for next time.
I think I will run and do arms tomorrow. But, who knows I might change my mind and try something else so we will have to see.
On my way out I ran into my grade 12 math teacher and her daughter. This is a woman that I really connected with and later ran a Sparks unit with for a few years. She was bigger than me when I knew her. I almost didn't recognize her she was so tiny and looked younger than she did when I knew her. It was nice to see that someone else who put in the hard work achieved what I want to achieve. Hopefully we run into each other again. There are actually quite a few teachers I know that workout at my new gym. It's nice to see the friendly faces when I looked up from a workout with sweat dripping off me.
I also ate a bowl of homemade blueberry crumble after dinner and still made it in under my calories for the day before adding in calories burned from my workout. When I'm busy I don't eat as much. Clearly I don't need to eat as much either. I eat from boredom and apparently sometimes I eat because I'm thirsty and just don't know it.
End result of today: I am super sore. I think it is more from the fact that I was tired of sitting on a chair at work for three 12 hour shifts this weekend so I did a bunch of squats and lunges at work. My sitting down muscles ache and Chris tried to give me a backrub, but it was painful.