Sunday, January 11, 2015

Forgive me for I have sinned

I've apparently committed some sort of a sin that only gym snobs care about.
And I'm OK with that. I live in Michigan, after all, where the temps have been in the negative-brrrr for the past week. Oh, and I'm injured, so I get a pass on this one regardless.

I've not felt much better for the past few days, but I also know that I need to just move or I'm going to get so out of shape that I won't even be able to stay on the darn treadmill in the first place, a la Mike from Monsters, Inc.
Source:  Pixar Animation Studios
And so I joined the family-owned gym near our house where I used the elliptical for a little bit then spent half an hour enjoying this view:
I can't say that it was particularly exciting, but I was moving, got to listen to a lot of Pitbull on my Pandora and as of tonight, I don't feel any worse. I call that a win.

Since I recently listened to a piece on National Public Radio highlighting the benefits of eating avocados, I celebrated my great feat by eating a spicy Wholly Guacamole mini for lunch. Despite the article's warning to watch the calories if eating chips with the guac, I went hog wild and dipped some.

After all, I worked out today.
What was your workout today? What kind of exercise do you do when you're injured? Do you consider walking exercise, or am I delusional? 


  1. My theory is that anything physical that elevates my heart rate counts as exercise. Yesterday my FitBit logged 700 calories burned while I was "de-Christmasing" my house all afternoon and evening. Works for me!

  2. I would rather run, even on a treadmill, but I really can't quite yet. So walking it is. And the elliptical was actually harder than I expected. If I don't feel like I'm going to die, I will give it another go in the coming days. Who knows? Maybe I will even like going to the gym.

  3. I just signed up for the amazingly cheap, and amazingly embarrassing Plant Fitness. Anything is better than sitting on the couch. You're rocking. And I'm pretty sure all of life's secrets are hidden in an avocado. We just need to find it....