The other day I totally half-assed my workout. I started to feel crappy as the day progressed and I knew I was probably getting yet another head cold. 🙁 Since it hadn’t even been a month since my last cold, I half thought maybe it was allergies instead.
I got to the gym (fancy gym) and all the treadmills were full. Full of mostly walkers. Ugh! Annoyed! I went upstairs and half-assed my weight lifting. I just wasn’t into it. I warmed up on a few of the weight machine.
- My heart wasn’t in it at all. I would have much rather been home on the couch with Dexter episodes.
- I had the sniffles and a headache like I was getting a cold.
- My ankle was bothering me for no reason.
- I wasn’t lifting weights with the same determination I usually have.
- I did not push myself in any way.
I told myself a “little bit” was better than nothing. So I kept at it. After lifting weights on the FreeMotion machines for about 30 minutes, I saw that some treadmills had opened up.
I hopped on the treadmill to do my Return to Running plan just like I’d done on Monday–gradually increasing the speed every quarter mile or so. It seemed to be working. I increased my speed to 4.3 max by the end of my jog. I admit, my Half-Assed Workout was turning around!
After my jog, I went back to lifting weights, but just for a little while longer. I skipped my normal ab workout, skipped my hip strengthening exercises and decided to just do my stretches and go home.
Calories Burned: 445
When I got home, Michael and I made dinner together. I made us big salads while he blackened some salmon.
During dinner Michael and I discussed Thanksgiving planning. This will be the first time either of us are cooking a Turkey Dinner. Plus we are having some friends over! It definitely cannot be half-assed.
Honestly I’m a tad nervous about taking on such a huge task. BUT I did make an entire chicken last month….and it was a success. It’s probably pretty similar!
QUESTION: Have you ever made Thanksgiving dinner on your own? Any tips for newbies?