Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Not much to say today

We saw the sun for a little bit yesterday. It kept popping in and out of the clouds, the same clouds that brought rain and, later, snow. But it was sunny almost the entire time I was out walking. I didn't even have to bundle up – a light zip-front hoodie was all I needed to be comfortable.

Strength training: I think the reason I dislike it is – and this is being brutally honest – I'd rather be thin than strong. I need to get over it already. As someone who has studied and worked on personal fitness for more than a decade (you wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I used to be a gym rat), I know the benefits of strength training and one of them is being thin. I'm fine with the little routine I've been doing. I usually watch something on HGTV while I'm lifting those dumbbells, and I have a heavier set waiting for when this gets to be too easy. I did some walking lunges on my walk yesterday, as well. Adding a few of those when I'm outside can't hurt.

I got a lot done yesterday – washed, dried and folded five loads of laundry, turned a gallon of milk into a pound of cottage cheese and fixed a great dinner (including a salad, which I've been craving lately). I dreamed about making yogurt. I haven't had much luck making yogurt so far, so I might try again this morning.

For someone who hasn't much to say, I managed to churn out at least a couple of paragraphs, didn't I? Heh.

1 comment:

D said...

if I had to strength train on my own I surely wouldn't do it, even though I too know how important it is...luckily for me I live in the city and have access to a trainer; if someone tells me what to do for an hour, I can do it :)

maybe you need a virtual trainer who can watch you on skype...or I hear that the wii fit strength training programs are fun

I say acknowledge all the things you do accomplish (I'm all for giving myself a pat on the back) out there on your own in the country :)