Made it to the gym today! Decided to try out Sats here on Lidingö and I now know it’s only five minutes away by car. Spacious, clean and nice staff. I had a free test-workout to make use of, but my visit unfortunately became an expensive one anyhow – managed to get myself a parking ticket. When I stepped out of the gym that little yellow note just sneered at me.
Well well. So unnecessary.
Anyways. Think this was my first time at the gym since Sally was born. I can’t remember, did I hit the gym before this? I know I’ve been doing some running though. My everyday life comes with a lot of movement, so if I don’t find time for exercise I don’t exactly panic, but now when I’ve started working full time again I’d love to make workouts a part of my daily routine every now and then. This is also why I scheduled an appointment with the chiropractor the other day, getting some help to prepare my body for what is to come.
I haven’t set any personal workout-gols. Sure, would be sweet getting that before-pregnancy-butt back, but I’d never force myself to do squats every day to make that happen. I like doing what I feel like doing and I’m hoping regular exercise will also help me with my PMS problems. I know a lot of people think “okay, in January I’ll start doing this and stop doing that”. That’s really not the way me and my mind works though. I’ve told you about it before, but counting calories and thinking about what every single meal contains is never going to be my thing. It’s more productive putting your energy and focus into other things during the day.
Regarding my diet I eat pretty much everything. I try to stay away from semi-finished meals and junk food (doesn’t taste much if you ask me). It seems like some people believe we can solve all sorts of problems by stop eating gluten and dairy products, but that’s not my opinion. I love pasta and rice, I have about 2-3 glasses of red wine every week, I like treating myself with a little something from the baker, I eat crisps on a Friday nights and I always manage to eat 3 meals a day with snacks in between (like a banana). I’m not a big fan of finishing my whole bag of candy and if I have a box of chocolate in front of me I feel satisfied after having two pieces. If you ask me I think too much focus on food and sweets makes it more difficult finding healthy and sustainable eating habits. If you allow yourself to have a little bit of everything you’ll stop feeling like you have to “grasp the moment” every time you decide to treat yourself with something “unhealthy”. At least that’s how I work.
If I have to choose between a flabby stomach + eating things I like and flat stomach + denying myself things I enjoy eating, I’d go for the flabby stomach every time 🙂