Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Workin' On My Fitness

Lipstick asks: ......what is your running/workout schedule? Do like mornings, evenings, run around your neighborhood, treadmill?

Well, Lipstick. My schedule is pretty much "fit it in where I can". Weekday mornings are out since I'm already getting up at 5:45.... I simply can't make myself get up any earlier than that! I've also pretty much cut out organizations with weeknight activities-- like being a sorority advisor and Junior League. I really just need the weeknights to spend time with my family and take care of myself. (Although sometimes I do make exceptions for meetings with beer involved, like PTO or a miscellaneous girls night.)

Mon: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Tues: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Wed: I pick up kids and Mr. Sasha works out after work
Thurs: Mr. Sasha picks up the kids and I work out after work
Sat: I meet a friend to run at 7:30 am
Sun: try to fit a run in if possible

We typically share dinner responsibilities and try to eat around 6:00 Monday-Thursday. Neither of us typically exercise on Fridays, as beer is usually in our future.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, if it's a nice night, I'll sometimes try to run outside after dinner.

As for where..... that all depends on the temperature! I'm super hot-natured and hate getting too hot- it makes me feel sick. If it's nice outside (read: cooler than 70) I'll try to run outside, listening to an audio book (currently: Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep a Secret?). If it's too hot or too cold or rainy, I'm all about the treadmill with a fan on my face! I've got tons of good TV on my Tivo I can watch while I run.

I'm trying to work in some strength stuff, but honestly, running is my true love. I get bored of Minna or Kathy Smith or the Firm gals. They just don't hold my attention. I'm not tired of Jillian yet, but she's only 20 minutes long......

So how do you all fit it in?


Anonymous said...

The husband and I have a schedule similar to you and Mr. Sasha. I do sometimes get up at 5:15am and go to the gym since it is 2 minutes from my house
And I get very upset if I can't find a treadmill at the gym that is directly under a ceiling fan. I'm really hot-natured too.

Lipstick said...

Wow Sasha! You are so cool and unbelievably fast! Your schedule inspires me...I am not really working out at all right now and I feel terrible and frumpy.

But I really think I could definitely do three times a week just by imitating your schedule. Many, many thanks for your kind reply!

Shanna said...

So, you are still liking Jillian? I am considering ordering it for after the baby to go along with my running.

JenD said...

Love Jillian's 30 day Shred! It really makes you work hard in that 20 minutes. Did you know she has a workout coming out in November for the Wii? The kiddos come with me to the gym on days we don't have anything else going on. On days we do, I try to get the Jillian DVD done.
Excellent blog by the way....

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

Your schedule is as crazy as mine.

I fit that all in along with working nights and being a Provisional Member in the Junior League.

I think it works for all us OCD, ADD type peeps!