I think I'm going to have to start mixing some things up. I realize that I'm just not down for kickboxing this evening; I should be packing up and going over to get changed. Instead, I'm still sitting at this computer. Granted, I'm doing research on epilepsy, but still, not exercising.
I'm not sure if I'm hesitant because I know kickboxing will hurt me? I usually love kickboxing, but I think with the lack of new shoes, I have been getting shin splits and my feet actually hurt
when I'm done with class. While I still like the idea of coming to campus on Thursday afternoons, I think I may have to hang up my kickboxing hat for awhile. I actually want to try running with my busted shoes; when I ran outside, it was fine. I didn't have any pain in my feet, knees, or shins. So I'm wondering if stomping around on a gym floor (a basketball court is the only thing I can compare it to) is just not good for my dying/dead shoes, which doesn't make sense to run on tarmac in sneakers and be okay, but I digress.
There's other options for group classes on Thursdays. I could attempt spin classes, but these seem to fill up pretty quickly, though I haven't tried the later one. I don't want to rely on spin since I do routinely go to the Sunday evening section. I'm not ready for Boot Camp yet, which I've heard is particularly rough. There is a late BodyPump class; if I can get my left hand working again, I think I might do that. I had originally planned on going to BodyPump on Tuesday nights, but have yet to go.
There is also a CxWorx
class that is offered on Thursdays. It's late enough that I could theoretically run after it, or before it. I would have to re-plan how I want my Thursdays to work. Since I had been counting on kickboxing, my schedule used to look like this:
· Get to school around 1600
· Study on computers until 1800, catch shuttle to gym
· Kickboxing until about 1930
· Take bus home
The CXWorx class is offered at 1805, which is mighty earlier than I had originally planned, however, I could catch the city bus home and be there before 2100, which might be nice.
Not sure if I should attempt to run before or after? I'm not sure if my body could handle the after, actually. It might be best to sign in, then run for 25 minutes, do the class, and limp my beaten body home.
Hmmm. It makes me sad that I'm so lackadaisical about kickboxing, especially since I liked it so much. I know that I felt some type of way after going to the classes; obviously, it's taught by students. Some of the girls in the class are clearly not motivated to do kickboxing. However, I know that if I'm balking at class, I should try to find an alternative because no exercise when I could
exercise is not the best excuse. Maybe I'll do a DVD tonight when I get home, but I'm so tired at this point, I might also pass out on my couch.
I can't figure out if I need better planning or if it's just this time of year with everything starting to be due. Or maybe not everything being "due" but more trying to plan to get everything completed in a relatively normal pace versus break-neck at the end of the semester. There are some things I'd like to accomplish over the next month; that real kickboxing class with gloves
and also I want to try and woggle around a 2.4-mile loop around a lake close to us before it gets wicked hot. I definitely feel as though I need some variety. I'm not bored of spin yet, but will probably be by the end of this semester.
I know my office isn't as pristine as I'd like, so there's not as much room to do DVDs in there either. I really should get the motivation rocking and rolling to put away the boxed up Christmas decorations (don't judge me! I have to dismantle my bookcase in order to put that stuff in the attic!) and shimmying around the busted treadmill. We really should get rid of that, too. *looks up county policies on taking treadmills* Boo.
I'm thankful that I'm good on the healthy-eating front, which I think is a combination of lack of funds, having a lot of produce, and Lent. But I'll take it. When I weighed myself this week, I was four pounds lighter than last week. I realize that's probably not true, but hey, a decrease is a decrease. I weigh in officially on Sunday, so am hoping to get some activity in. But I might just make it bedroom activity and keep writing papers and transcribing...
... graduate school and trying to lose weight was a dumb, dumb idea of mine.