I picked a great day to do a morning workout because traffic on the drive home was an absolute nightmare. A tractor-trailer flipped over on the highway, which backed everything up for miles. I thought I’d be slick and bypass the mess by exiting early but, as it turns out, everybody and their momma had that idea too, so all of the main roads were clogged up.
Luckily, thanks to my half-marathon training last summer, I have an intimate knowledge of my city’s side streets and was able to get home using the least congested (albeit most circuitous) route possible. I still arrived home an hour and twenty minutes late though and by that time I was ready to gnaw off my arm.
I came home to pasta with ricotta cheese and zucchini (I had done most of the prep work last night so I called my mom and begged her to throw everything together), promptly changed into my finest sweatpants and got down to business:
So, yeah, the last thing I feel like doing right now is leaving my house again to go to the gym so, in retrospect, I’m glad I went to BodyPump this morning instead of putting it off until later.
Reason #188723 why morning workouts are quickly becoming an ideal option: there are no traffic jams at 6 a.m.
Actually, now that it’s getting lighter outside in the mornings, it’s getting easier and easier to wake up early for the gym. It also makes me feel like less of an insane person now that it’s no longer pitch black outside when I leave my house in the morning.
While we’re on the subject of workouts (granted, I don’t write about very much else), I also did BodyStep 87 on Sunday morning.
This is such a good release – I loved every single song but the standout tracks for me were “Good Girl,” “Moves Like Jagger,” “Own This Club,” “Where Them Girls At” and “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.” I had a little trouble with the quick step choreography, only because my gym has shiny, hardwood floors and I was terrified that my step was going to slide out from under me (we remove the risers for that track, which makes the step a lot less stable). I’m surprised nobody wiped out.
Tomorrow, I don’t have to leave my house until 10:30 so I’m planning to do hot yoga in the morning and BodyAttack in the evening (traffic permitting). At lunch time, I have to go to a restaurant opening and sample a menu’s worth of gourmet burgers (I realize this makes it sound like I have a really cool job, but this is a one-off – I’m usually stuck in a cubicle all day) so tomorrow will probably be a good day for a double dose of exercise.
Is it wrong that I’m already looking forward to the weekend?!?