i'm feeling pretty low energy today and really just want to curl up on the couch and watch bad movies. so before i got started on that, i got in 30 min on the elliptical. not pushing really really hard or anything, just a cruise. but it was instructive to see that cruising on the elliptical for 30 min really could count as exercise - went 2+ miles, ~300 calories. not bad!
now to the couch.
during my 30 minutes of intervals on the elliptical, i settled into a lovely groove and was just cruising along for the majority of the time. i even pushed it harder on the last two intervals to make sure i went a further distance than i did the last time i did 30 minutes of intervals.
next time - increase the time. progress!
i'm meeting friends out for dinner tonight, so had to sneak in a quick workout after work. i did my standard yoga/pilates routine, which used to reallllly push my muscles, and found it easier than i used to.
going to do my physique 57 moves as well! hurrah for extra energy!
did 30 minutes of hard intervals on the elliptical. although i did have my eye on the clock, i never felt that "ohmigod if i don't get off this thing right now i'm going to die," and the whole body sweat thing actually felt kind of ... dare i say it ... good?
did weight training today, and i could definitely feel it being easier to do more reps.
also did my physique 57 moves (linked here: http://www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/news/articles/easy-exercise-moves, i'm doing 30 each of "a full body workout" and "increase your metabolism") every day. they really work the whole body!!
i decided last night that i would do the elliptical after work today. i got my clothes out and put them on the floor so as to be super prepared.
cut to today after work. i've had a brutal headache all day and was hot and sweaty from carrying groceries up from the car. "i wonder if that counts... i did carry two 12 packs of soda. that's weight training, right?"
it's a beautiful day here, so i slathered on the sunscreen and walked down to the farmer's market. (1.5 miles each way.) got tons of good produce, including asparagus, arugula, carrots, mushrooms, tangerines, and chinese eggplant.
got a bit hot and sweaty on the way back, especially with the added weight of my produce to carry, but it was good to be out in the world, seeing people and things.
caught up on sleep. slept 9 hours at night, then took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. no exercise, but the sleep definitely helped make my body feel better.