Pants Trick

pants_too_largeAs usual, I put too much on my plate. And as usual, my workouts are suffering as a result.

I don’t foresee a time when I can really get back to the gym at the level I want until after my birthday on August 15 (Happy early birthday? Awww aren’t you sweet! Thank you!). I’ve got a lot of great things happening up until then and I’m gonna have to rest on my laurels and do some quick at-home workouts until then.

So to keep myself from going crazy, I’m going to have to watch my diet more rigorously so I don’t expand like a balloon. And I’m going to do the old pants trick. Where I wear a set of jeans a bunch of times before I wash them. Not because I’m trying to be gross. But because they stretch out. And in stretching, they make me feel skinnier. Like I’ve lost weight. When I know I haven’t… but at least my body thinks it’s still in good shape.

Hooray for poor hygiene!

*If you don’t want to hang out with me until August 16 when I return to regularly scheduled washing of my clothes… I’ll understand. But I’ll still expect a Happy Birthday text on the 15th. 

Gym Break

couch_potato_misty_2_by_lardmeister-d4cd9odI had to take a break from the gym. I don’t like it, but it’s the reality.

My schedule for the past week has been so packed, I’ve barely had time to sleep let alone shower or go to the gym.

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like when I’m out of balance and can’t get to the gym. This is the longest I’ve gone without any workouts in a long time. And the worst part- I’m also out of control of my diet since I’m running all over the place and don’t have time to get to the grocery store let alone prep food for the week. So it all feels out of control and I get anxious that I’m losing all the progress I’ve made in working out.

Then again, everything has a time and a place. I know (because I’ve been practicing telling myself this stuff for years) that balance is important and it’s ok to sometimes to be a little off balance. It’s a journey not a destination.

But it still feels funky and makes me feel a little off and I wish I could just squeeze in a workout somewhere without sacrificing one of the major projects on the plate right now.

Or… maybe… I just need to not put so many daggum projects on my plate so this doesn’t happen again because it feels funky.

And makes me type nonsensical.

Much like this blog.