After a gorgeous weekend of 90 degree weather, we had a crazy wind and rain storm come barreling through yesterday. Stoplights went out, trees were down, sections of the city were without power until the wee hours of the morning, and my internet went on the fritz - thus no Monday post.
Since my thyroid has effectively shut down my metabolism, I've committed to being purposely active (meaning moderate to high intensity exercise) five to six days per week. We started out the week right with a 25 mile bike ride and, despite the electronic issues of last night, I organized my gym schedule for the rest of the week. One of my coworkers joined the gym that I have a membership at and we decided to start taking a couple classes together, so this morning found me awake and headed to the gym at the unholy hour of 5:30am for a combat inspired class focusing on core and leg work through boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai moves. It was fun, but
slightly much too early in the morning for me to be putting together combination moves with any accuracy. Tomorrow will see me heading to a 5:45am weight lifting class... and then it will be evening workouts for the rest of the week. There are only so many early mornings that this girl can handle since giving up coffee.
|Summer in a bowl|
|Asleep standing up|
"I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up."
Will and Grace (TV Show)