I woke up late this morning. Actually, I woke up on time, gave my snooze alarm multiple slaps, then called my dogs onto the bed so I could give and get some extra attention.
When I physically got out of bed, I didn’t have time to do my regular 45 minutes on the treadmill. I’ve been trying to put some weight-training into my exercise routine and haven’t been able to figure out how to cram it into my schedule, so I figured I’d use the 10 minutes I did have for exercise to do something about my arms (it’s sleeveless season, you know). So I did a quickie DVD Pilates routine that involves twirling Pilates circles on your arms (it’s harder than it sounds). It’s supposed to give you long, lean muscles. I used to do it on a regular basis and I don’t know about the long and lean part, but my arms felt stronger. And it only took 10 minutes, so what the heck.
(side note: I just realized that I seem to be obsessed as of late with circular exercise—the arm circles, the hula hoop…)
So. It’s fairly nice outside right now—the forecast says rain but I’m hoping it will hold off for another couple hours—so I think I’m going to use my lunch break to walk the track near my office.
I ate lunch around 12ish (bs 71 before, ate 2 carb units). It’s 2ish right now, so I’ll test and see where I’m at before I go….
Testing 1: 103. I won’t exercise unless I’m above 100. 103 is close, but since I’m just going to walk the track (I still have to come back to work and I don’t want to be all sweaty), I’ll leave it at 103 and won’t eat anything before I go. I’m pretty sure when I get back, I’ll be on the downswing, so we’ll see…
Testing 2: 80. I just did 50 minutes of walking (okay, 45; the last 5 minutes I was on the swingset in the park next to the track. usually it’s being hogged by a bunch of little kids, but today the park was empty, so I got to swing. yay.). So, as suspected, I’m down. I have a small cup of pasta salad from home and I’ll eat that. Hopefully it will carry me through the end of the work day. I’ll catch up again at 6ish and we’ll see where I’m at…
Testing 3: 90. I’m leaving work in about six minutes, so this is perfect. It will get me home and I’ll be low enough to have a carb or two for dinner. Yay!
There’s my afternoon. Just like that. 1. 2. 3.
As always, more to come…