Hi all! I gotta write fast–I am off for another grueling six hour workday–HA! Thanks for all the nice comments. To answer one question–I still will have to work some 12 hour shifts. And of course, this will mean that I have to commute more days per week. But for now, I think it is worth a trial run to have more of my life be a regular rhythm.
Yesterday I met a friend for lunch. We had a plan. Share a salad (BBQ chicken, Lori!) and then go for a frozen yogurt! In between we stopped at the thrift store where I scored a brand new jacket and two springtime tops. I like checking the thrift store to see if my size has changed–a cheap way to get a little treat for my hard work. The yogurt place had my favorite ‘original tart.’ This stuff is only 60 calories per half cup! Yes, I had more than 1/2 a cup. My toppings were walnuts and carob chips–simple and classic. Only thing was, we sat and talked so long, we decided to get seconds. Oops. Fun, though. And I was not that hungry for dinner, so just had some eggies mixed into that cauliflower-potato bake (this is EXCELLENT, BTW) and a small piece of pineapple.
After the yogurt, I hit the gym before going home. And this is mostly what I wanted to write about. I tried the ‘super slow lifting’ that Miz wrote about the other day. Hey, this stuff is hard. But in a good way. I wasn’t sure, but I chose to go about 10 pounds lighter than I usually do on the machines and did two sets. The second set was always less than 10. And I am sore today. But good sore. It was a little hard to make myself go that slow. One man commented that I had ‘done that well.’ I don’t know if he had heard of the super slow or not. But at least he didn’t think I was crazy.
I’d better run. Gonna try to get in a little walk with Noah before I leave. I am getting plenty of exercise these days, trying to walk Noah twice a day to make up for his lack of ‘house time.’