Please forgive me for three link-ups in one post, but I really enjoy linking up with Jen, Leslie and Ashley each week. I also feel like I've been doing a whole lot of link-ups and not as many "real" posts these last few weeks and I want to change that. So, please, forgive me for these three posts within a post.
For all of you exercise addicts, healthy lifestyle people and those of you who are just dipping your toes into these things, my friend Jen hosts an awesome link-up each Friday. We post about how we've done each week with workouts and healthy eating. I usually feel good about the fact that each week, I show some form of exercise most days. This week is different. I was forced (cue the dramatic music) to not exercise all week. And let me tell you, it's about killed me. With that, I'd like to share the following with you.
What I Learned in a WEEK with NO Exercise
I learned that without exercise, I don't have as much energy.
I learned that without exercise, I crave more bad for me foods.
I learned that without exercise, I feel more stressed.
I learned that without exercise, I don't feel as good.
I learned that without exercise, I just feel "blah."
I learned without exercise, I don't feel my best.
It wasn't all bad though, I promise.
I learned that I'm not as rushed in the mornings when I don't go to the gym.
I learned that I'm not very hungry and don't eat as much when I'm doing nothing.
I remembered how nice it is to get completely ready for work in my own home each morning.
Moral of the story: I need exercise. I'm more energized, more productive, eat better, and feel better with exercise.
If you feel all the ways I felt in just six days without exercise, go do something active now! Don't put off being the best you can be. Trust me, you'll feel so much better when you're active. You don't have to get all crazy and start running races, body building or training for a triathlon, but you won't regret it when you start breaking a sweat. Sure, it might be tough to get in the habit everyday, but it's so worth it.
This week, I'm confessing that...
Call waiting is one of the rudest inventions. Yes, it has it's perks, but I can't stand to be on the phone with someone when they're constantly checking to see who's calling. I very rarely answer an incoming call when I'm on the phone with someone. It just feels rude. If my husband calls, yes, but other than that, it's rare.
I don't always take my makeup off at night. Really. And I know it's horrible for my skin. I just get all snuggly and comfortably and then I don't want to get out of my warm bed to do it.
I ate salt and vinegar chips and some mini chocolate chip cookies at lunch yesterday. Don't get me wrong, I eat chips and cookies sometimes, but I don't ever eat chips and cookies for lunch. As my entree. This is proof to my no exercise claims.
I really can't handle the cold weather. It screws up my work wardrobe. I can dress for cold when I'm not at work, but I am baffled as to what to wear everyday to not look like I'm going skiing when it's 30 degrees.
For the life of me, I can't blow dry my hair while using a round brush. Will some of you great hair ladies please teach me what to do? Pretty, pretty please?
My husband and I have watched some real quality television this week. It may or may not have included Lizard Lick Towing and Impractical Jokers.
Speaking of television, how do you find time to actually watch shows? I see so many bloggers writing and tweeting about shows they watch and I just want to know how you do it all. Working full time with two kids and trying to do everything else that needs to be done doesn't leave me (or my husband) with time to sit down and watch tv at night. How do you do it?
I am participating in one of my Junior League's February workshops just because I want to try CrossFit. I used to be really involved in Junior League (think Merry Market Chair, Publicity Co-Chair), but my priorities have changed (husband, kids) and I'm not really "active" anymore. We have workshops each February and one of this year's is CrossFit. I can't wait to see what the craze is all about.
dear kevin: I think I impressed you with my basketball skills and knowledge last night. What sport should we attempt next? I love you! dear boys: You make me laugh so much. And I love you! dear stephanie: You can't be 18 tomorrow. No way. I'm not allowing it. What I will allow is dinner followed by cake at our house. I love you! dear readers: Thank you for coming back and sticking around. dear God: Thank you for answering prayers and showing your faithfulness time and time again. dear blog: You and I are having some QT this weekend because I have a list of real posts I want to write.