Well I tried to give myself a week off from exercise... but I just couldn't do it. I've had four days off (last training day was last Friday), and I just havent known what to do with myself!!! So I went back to gym this morning to hit some cardio, and I feel so much better about myself. Strange - I thought that I would LOVE to have a week of sleeping in, but I've just been champing at the bit to get back into it. I've been waking up at 5am anyway, and saying to myself "have a rest, stay in bed" and in the end I got up and did some ironing, read some blogs, read a book... tragic!
So yesterday I decided that I was going back to gym this morning, and I was so excited! lol! This is exactly why I wanted to have a break... I wanted to get that enthusiasm back, and it only took 4 days! I sat down with all my old fitness magazines last night, and Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, and this weight training book named "Shape Training" by Robert Kennedy... and tried to nut out my new training programme. I didn't get very far - but I've got until next Monday to figure it out.
Anyway, back at the gym... I did some interval on the elliptical, got on the bike for 10minutes (it started to make my knee hurt) and then had an incline powerwalk. Finished up with abs and stretches... ahhhh feel so much better! :) Spewin my knee hurt on the bike, because I was considering doing the bike class tomorrow morning, and now I'm worried it wont hold out. So I think I'd better just stick to the elliptical, and power walking for now.
A colleague today got given a big box of chocolates from one of her customers. She brought them around and offered them to everyone, and when the box was put under my nose, I smiled and said "no thanks" without even thinking about it... then a few seconds later I thought to myself "hang on - I could have had one now that I've finished my programme" - but now I am so used to saying "no thanks" that I dont even realise I'm doing it - sort of like its pre-programmed into me now!! Anyway, so then I thought about it and realised that I didn't really even feel like having a chocolate. So of course, I didn't.
So I keep being surprised at myself as to how I've changed. Its amazing how things just become a habit - you do something over and over, and in the end you dont even have to think about it. Like getting up early to hit the gym - a year ago I used to grumble and complain when the alarm went off - now I just get up, get dressed and go. Dont even have to think about it. I'm lovin this new "me"!!