|The view from my gym this morning as I was leaving class. Oh how I love it!|
I loved this morning’s Crossfit work out. The best for me is when it’s tough but doesn’t feel absolutely impossible. Some people like to feel like they are going to die — I’m not one of them.
We started with rounds of rowing and planks. Moved on to my first day of clean presses. Oh my gosh, can I tell you how much I loved clean presses? I’m sure I won’t love quite as much when my weight really increases but they are so much fun if you ask me!
|Doesn’t that look fun?! 🙂|
We did 10 rounds of clean presses and Toe to Bars. The worst thing about toe to bars are your hands rubbing against the bar. I use a lot of chalk but I’m just waiting for the day when my skin rips — taking me back to the good old days of gymnastics. Dang, I remember how much those rips sting! Not looking forward to it and my skin feels supersensitive right now.
|I’m loving that this is in our gym. Took it this morning before work out. Didn’t need it today!|
We ended with unlimited sit ups for one minute, which was pretty easy. I felt like I got a pretty good workout today so walked home in the glorious sunrise. Oh how I love early workouts and feeling absolutely amazing at 7am on a spring morning. One of the best feelings in the entire world.
It’s been about 35 days since I’ve had any alcohol (minus literally just a couple sips of a drink on St. Patricks Day) — the longest stretch I’ve gone since 2002, seriously. It has been difficult for me. Many nights after work, I get a serious craving for wine. I’ve grown so accustomed to drinking whenever I want that it’s probably harder for me than others.
I assumed that in a month, it would cause me to lose at least a couple pounds. Combined with Crossfit, I thought I’d notice some kind of real change in my body by now. I’m not really seeing it — only just little tiny bit. This is disappointing. However, my body is used to weird cycles and having always been a dedicated exerciser, it won’t be as noticeable on me. Rick said he thinks I look like I’ve lost a couple pounds and that my arms look smaller. Hmm.
|I’ve missed you Belvedere martini straight up with a twist.|
I have really enjoyed the benefits of not drinking. Never waking up feeling “under the weather” or worrying about whose driving, staying late, getting up early, etc. It’s just a non-issue. I’d love to be able to give it up for good. However, I know I won’t be able to resist the lure on certain occasions. But here’s the good part — I’ve broken my drinking habit and will do it much less now. I’ve learned not to rely on it after a stressful day and I think this is a wonderful development in my life.
Yesterday, I bought a plane ticket home for Memorial Day Weekend for my sister’s baby shower. I’m so excited. It’s been almost four months since I’ve seen my family — way too long! By the time I get there, it will have been 6 months. I am starting to dislike being so far away from them. As we’ve gotten older, my sisters and their husbands spend a lot of time together with my parents. I am always kinda jealous when they are all watching the IU game together, cooking out, or just chilling at the house.
I have thoughts of moving back home to Indiana and maybe I will sometime. Rick’s family also lives in Indiana and we have talked about it. Though I love my home state, sometimes it just doesn’t seem quite as exciting as a place like DC — or as beautiful as Charleston, SC — where I lived for a year after college. However, I know when I have kids in the hopefully not so distant future, I will crave being near them so we’ll see what happens.
Lastly, will I go see the Hunger Games this weekend? Probably. I finally got myself to start the last book (I’ve got a long list of reads to get through right no!) and I am looking forward to the movie. I love what my friend Amy wrote about it on our blog yesterday:
“This is the reason the story of The Hunger Games inspires—the timeless truth that freedom is worth fighting for.”
My the odds be ever in your favor, friends.