Big-ish Thoughts

I’m still doing alright with my re-entry into healthiness. Yesterday I went to a spin class and felt great. Spin just has a way of making me feel good and the instructor on Sunday is really good. So it’s an overall really positive experience. Yesterday I took Whiskey for a couple of pretty big walks and she was definitely tired. I decided to explore Nike Park; one of the trails ends close to our apartment complex. It felt like it was an uphill hike for most of it. It was really gorgeous though and Whiskey definitely enjoyed it. Even though we were in Redmond and I had cell signal the whole time and nothing is going to be so far away that I couldn’t have called a cab, I was a little nervous about getting lost my first time exploring the trails. I took one route and found the park-y part of the park (grassy area, play ground, basketball courts) and I’m excited to try the other trails as well. My FitBit registered lots of steps yesterday, so that’s good. And here are some cute photos of Whiskey in Nike Park šŸ™‚

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Moving on from what a great and responsible pet provider I am, I’ve been thinking some big-ish thoughts lately (lately as of Saturday) about where I want to go next in my healthy life. I found out on Saturday that my trainer is moving on to her next career opportunity. I’ve loved working with her, so I hope the very best for her in the next chapter of her career. However, this leaves an open spot in my fitness life. I’m thinking I might want to take a break from personal training for awhile and explore some group class options at Pro Club. I do a lot of spinning, but I want to branch out. I’m hoping that pushing myself out of my comfort zone for a bit (even if it’s for an hour long fitness class) will be fun. I’m also thinking that I might write some reviews of the classes that I take. Both for me to keep track of which classes and instructors I like, but also in case anyone in the Redmond/Seattle area is wondering about classes. In addition, I’m starting Couch 2 5K over, so I’ll be doing that as well.

So that’s my plan: Couch 2 5K, try new classes, write about them. That sounds good, right?

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I <3 Gyros

Friday night Ashley came over for dinner and we had a nice time making gyros with lamb. They came out super delicious. I’m telling you, you can’t go wrong with the gyro recipe from Eat This Not That Supermarket Survival Guide. We also putzed around on our laptops and overall had a niceĀ low keyĀ evening. Bonus: I have leftover lamb for more gyros!

Later that night I was waffling over whether to go to a spin class or step class Saturday morning. I knew I wanted to do a strength workout, but I wasn’t sure what kind of cardio I wanted with it. I decided not to set my alarm and see when I woke up. I would figure out cardio later. At 8 am on Saturday, this little bundle of joy woke me up.

Whiskey

“I am not nearly as cute when I’m waking my human up really early”

Both classes started at 9, so I could have made either of them, but I was really slow getting going in the morning. I decided I would do either elliptical or the treadmill at the gym for cardio (I debated running outside, but decided against it). This may not seem like a big decision to some people, but for me this is pretty huge. I don’t like running. I don’t like running outside. I don’t like running inside. I don’t likeĀ simulatedĀ running that’s better for your joints.

Even so, I did a warm up on theĀ ellipticalĀ and I voluntarily did 15 minutes of running/walking on the treadmill. I’m fairly impressed with myself. I’m very excited that I’ve been being active so that I can say “I want to run on the treadmill today” and then go do it. A few months ago, I definitely would have laughed at you if you told me to do that.

Today I also ran some errands (I had some items to return at Nordstrom and Gap) and unpacked some boxes. I finished unpacking three boxes and I’m already starting on my second box of things to give away. Woo hoo! Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get through some more boxes and do some furniture re-arranging. šŸ™‚