I’ve been wanting to workout with Paula for months. She doesn’t work a ton of hours and she’s popular, so her schedule is pretty full. But, today was my chance. I was excited to workout.
Paula always takes a minute to say hi when we see each other at the JCC, and she is a great influence when it comes to clean eating and real food.
I warmed up on the elliptical for 15 minutes. Then, today’s session started with her asking me if I wanted to talk about food or just have a workout. I told her that I wanted to work out. She told me that she read my blog, I eat too much crap, and she doesn’t know why I have it in the house. She offered to lend me a book to read with some ideas for meals/snacks.
So, with all of this to chew on, we started my workout. I forgot to ask her for a copy of the exercises. All of them were done in our personal training room with limited equipment. I liked that because most of them would be things that I could do at home. My mind was thinking about food, Sally was up 3+ hours last night, and I’m doing exercises that were complicated and new. It was STRESSFUL.
I ended my workout session with 20 more minutes of the elliptical. I’m on Paula’s schedule next Tuesday as well. I’d like to train with her on a regular basis, but I’m not sure if I want to spend the money on 2 sessions a week and I’m on Chelsea’s schedule once a week through May. I need to take a closer look at the calendars.
The bottom line is that I do eat too much crap. I don’t eat enough vegetables. I’m very knowledgeable about healthy eating. I shop for healthy foods. I like to experiment in the kitchen. But, I don’t really like vegetables. I am starting to tolerate them cooked, but for the most part I hate them raw. The thought of raw broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and a host of other veggies makes me want to gag. I will eat them cooked now, which is progress.
So, I’m on a quest to figure this out. I’m not sure how to retrain my taste buds to like veggies, but I’m going to conquer this. I want to be more healthy. I need to be more healthy. My family needs me to be more healthy.
Next up: I’m looking at a preschool for Nick in the morning, so we are heading to the J after naps time. There aren’t any classes that appeal to me on Wednesday afternoon, so I’ll probably hit the fitness center for cardio.