It’s been a while since I checked in about my running and fitness progress. After the 5K in VT I had been training for, I slacked off for about two weeks. Then I felt like crap, and got right back into it. And most recently, I changed my workout schedule because… wait for it…. WE GOT A GYM AT WORK!
Who works for the best company, ever?! A couple weeks ago a Rock Climbing Gym opened (literally) steps away from our office (seriously, I can take less than 20 steps out our back door and be at the gym. awesomeness.). Our company offered everyone memberships, so I gladly jumped on it! Although it’s a rock climbing gym, it also has studio space for yoga, Zumba, etc. classes, and their is a ‘gym’ with treadmills, ellipticals, weights, mats, etc. HEAVEN!
For the longest time I’ve been contemplating working out at lunch. It would mean I don’t have to wait til Avery is asleep to slip away to the gym at night, or miss time with him at night when I head to the gym before he’s in bed. And running in the AM is a little crazy seeing as I wake up around 5am most mornings. Plus, the lack of shower access at work kept me from taking a run outside during lunch. As successful as Rachel is using baby wipes to clean up after lunch runs, I was hesitant. Now, this gym of course has a shower… and towels, shampoos, body wash, blow dryer, the works!
So, with that, I was hooked. Now I just pack a bag every morning with my workout essentials and at lunch I run over to the gym for a quick 30 min workout. Well, it goes more like this:
- 12PM: Head to the gym, change
- 12:05PM: Walk to warmu p on the treadmill
- 12:08PM: Run! (I can usually get in 1.25 miles)
- 12:22PM: Cool down, walk
- 12:25PM: Stretch, shower, change
- 12:35PM: Back in the office. Eat a yummy salad at my desk while I get back into work-mode
Technically I only get 14 minutes of running time, but it’s better than nothing! I’ve been going twice a week, but maybe I can squeeze it in 3 days this week and work up to every day!
So other than that, I haven’t been hitting up Zumba class every week like I used to, but I guess I’m keeping in shape because this morning I weighed in – because I keep forgetting to every Friday. And I’m officially down 13.4 pounds! I feel great and my clothes feel even better…. I even tried on some old dresses from high school that I haven’t been able to fit in since…. oh well, high school! And they fit like a glove. Awesome! And switching out my winter clothes to summer was so exciting…. skirts, dresses, and color!!!
LOVE that I fit into clothes that I’ve hung onto but couldn’t fit back into. I haven’t been on a serious regimented diet either. I still have a doughnut every other Friday and I always have pizza on Fridays…yum! A girl’s gotta live!
Tonight we’re headed to my company’s 50th Anniversary Gala (I know… who’s ever been invited to a GALA?!) And I’m excited to wear a simple and elegant black cocktail dress (Thanks to my Sis who let me borrow it) … I’ll try to remember to get pictures to share!
Do you workout at lunch? How do you squeeze in the changing , warmup/cooldown, and the workout!? I feel like I blink and my workout is over! But man does it feel good knowing at noon I’ve already finished my workout and have my whole night to hangout with Avery.