Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Feeling strong

I'm feeling all strong and positive again... AND... I had 6 hours sleep last night!!  It may not sound like a lot, but its a lot for me lately.  It still took me a while to drop off, but I managed to fall asleep in a lot less time than I have been... so I'm feeling much happier!

Today I had to start work early, so I'm making sure I leave at 3.30pm and go to the gym.  Its been a looooong time since I've been to the gym in the afternoon, I'm kinda looking forward to it!  Normally I just automatically get up at about 5.10am to hit the gym in the morning.  Today is just a cardio day, so I'm interested to see how much more (or less) energy I'll have.  At least I wont have to fight the "muscle-heads" for a spot at the free weights.  The funny thing about training at a different time of day is that you feel like a "newbie!" at the gym!!!  People that train in the morning dont seem to train in the afternoon, and vice versa.

The gym is starting to get busy again - even at 5.30 in the morning!  I guess with all this warm weather we've been having lately, people are starting to realise that bikini weather is just around the corner (although its been sooo good to see some rain this week!).  The gym has 16 treadmills, 16 bikes and 8 cross trainers in our cardio section, and the other morning they were mostly all occupied - something I never thought I'd see!  Anyway, as long as they leave me some room in the weights area, I'm happy!

The rest of my training and nutrition has been spot on, I'm so glad to be back in this positive frame of mind.  I gave my calf muscles a flogging yesterday, so I'm hobbling around quite nicely today. :) 

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Cate said...

Hope the gym was fun! I used to hate fighting for machines with all the hard core gym rats when I tried early mornings years ago!


Selina said...

LoL at the newbie thing!!! I know what you mean though.. there's always ppl that will 'size you up' and look at what you're doing when they haven't seen you before!
That's a LOOOOT of cardio machines!! Silly ppl, realising too late that spring is tomorrow!! ;)
Glad you're sleeping better, enjoy the rest of the week :)

Hilary said...

Cate I feel the same way about training in the afternoons!! I guess its just what you're comfortable with!

Thanks Selina, yeah I cant believe its Spring tomorrow! Where does the year go?

Hilary xx