My meals are already prepared for today. I will just go over to the refrigerator and grab a meal when I need it. This works very well for me, otherwise my meal time comes and I am trying to find something to eat. Meal 2, I eat one of my chicken rice meals. I am starving already and this makes me happy. I know that if I am hungry, then I am feeling a lot better. I eat this meal in what seems like 5 bites. When I finish, I am still hungry, check the clock and wait for the next meal. The best way I can describe this is I am treating my body like a fireplace. I am constantly putting small pieces of wood in all the time. This will make the fire burn very hot all day. If I just put wood on the fire every once in a while the fire won't be as hot or go out. Two hours go by and it is time for Meal 3. This meal is also precooked chicken and rice. I am feeling pretty good so far, so I think going to the gym is in order today. I finish my meal 3, then I head off to the gym.
It is good to be back here. I don't know if it is the euphoric feeling you get when you leave. Maybe it is the feeling of accomplishment, "I did it" mentality. Whatever it is, I miss it and I'm glad to make it back. Now let's get to work.
I get inside and the first thing I really want to do is weigh myself. When I first came to the gym I weighed myself and the scale read 240#'s. Now the scale, 13 days later reads 231#'s. I dropped 9 pounds! Seeing this means something is changing and that makes me happy. Time to do what I came here to do. I start off first with the plank. My first set and feel really strong, this is actually getting easier. I am so happy when muscles get stronger, it is such a great feeling when you can do something easier. I didn't come here for easy. I pick up my foot and do the plank on one foot, 3 times. Now that was not easy, much better. Next, I plan to do a little circuit training. Ball crunches, medicine ball rotations (both on a stability ball), dips, resistance band shoulder routine, then curls. I repeated the circuit three times. I then proceed to do pushups with a stability ball. I do 3 sets of 15 and it was easier than the first time I did them. Maybe it is because I am 9 pounds lighter? Time for some cardio.
My dearest treadmill, where art though. Shall we be best friends for 46 minutes? What's that, you have nothing going on right now. Great, me either, let's do this. I use the treadmill that has no sound on the tv, this is the one I have come to like. This treadmill also has a location under a cooling vent with a subtle breeze blowing over it. Something I really enjoy. My headphones are in, iphone tuned to Spotify, let's go. I am 3 minutes into this and already thinking to myself how do I make it 46 minutes each time? This is going to be terrible. The thought pops in my mind, "hey, why not just do 30? You are getting over a cold." That is true but I came here to workout my body, not talk myself out of it. I will do 46 minutes or bust. I finally hit my 30 minute mark and have found a mental trance. The monitor in front of my face is off so I can see my shadowy reflection of myself. Staring at myself has for some reason relaxed me. I feel pretty good right now and a fleeting thought pops in my head, "do 50 minutes." Really! Whenever I think I can do it, I will do it. It looks like I will be going 50 minutes. Me and my bright ideas. The 45 mark comes and goes, I now have 5 to go. Lucky for me I have a person that just got on next to me and he is shadow boxing while running. I find this to be pretty impressive since I can barely walk on my treadmill. I become motivated to get out the last 5 minutes. If this person can shadow box and run, I can do 5 minutes longer. I turn to my music for a good motivational song. I took a screenshot of my phone to show you what came up. Spotify has a radio feature, I guess it felt I need to hear this. The 50 minute mark is only seconds away. I am glad I didn't say longer, because I am over it right now. I finish and feel pretty good. I am happy I decided to come today. I feel relaxed, euphoric, less sick, but very hungry. Time to go home.
When I get home I feel like a stray dog that hasn't eaten for days. I am so hungry, all I can think about is food. I am a post workout zombie, "foooood." I locate some instant oatmeal. Pop 2 packets in a bowl, run some hot water over it then devour it. The oatmeal tastes so good to me right now. If you have ever had 2 packets of instant oatmeal, you know it isn't very much food but tasted great. I feel like they changed something with them, because that oatmeal was amazing. I highly recommend getting some.
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