Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guess what?

We're getting more snow! That's right, tomorrow anywhere between 10 and 20 inches! It's going to be insane. We already don't have enough room to put all the snow we have. This also means another day of not easily reaching the gym, another day of gray skies (boo!) and cold temperatures.

I really haven't adapted well to this winter, and that's I think a big part of the what's been going on with me. The food intake seems to be almost entirely stress eating. Stress from work is a big part of it as we've had issues that are out of my control but put a lot of pressure on me. I haven't responded well, and the weather has simply killed my desire to go to the gym as a way of stress relief. I always feel better after a workout even if I am less than productive following the exercise. 

So tonight I'm doing something, whether it's the rollers or the pool, but something. My hamstrings have been bothering me, and I've had calf cramps (that m was missing when i posted the first time. Thanks Bengi!), so running is out for now. Weight Watchers starts Friday, and I'm going to get myself in the right place mentally to be successful this time. 


  1. You're not the only one that is having a tough time getting to the gym. At one point this AM, the gym I work at had TWO people in it - one on an elliptical downstairs and one on a recumbent bike upstairs.
    People are sick of shoveling and freezing and gray skies.
    It sounds like you're also suffering from a muscle imbalance - cycling and running can lead to weak hamstrings if not properly addressed.
    I can't wait to shovel more snow! ARGH!

  2. Edie - Sorry for the slow reply, I got behind on this. It really took me a while to get going again, but I've been working out almost every day this week, and it's coming along. By the end of February, I should be caught up to where I was last year at this time.