So how did it go…

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…Well, not so good after all but tomorrow I will laugh about this crappy day.

So my new plan for the day was to go to the gym between Mira’s play date and when I had to be at school to pick Knut up, that would be just perfect. As I am starting the treadmill for a nice fast run Freddie calls me and wants me to go out to Lake Zurich to pick him up which is just typical now when I finally made it into the gym for the workout that I had been longing for. I looked at the clock and realized I didn’t have enough time before I had to be at Knut’s school so I kept on running. But something happened, my legs had turned into stones and in my head I was cursing my poor judgment from Saturday night. After 20 very long and agonizing minutes I moved into doing some weights thinking that maybe the arms were not too affected. I was wrong but I pushed through it because I was not letting my body beat me! With screaming arms I left the gym and all the way up to Lake Zurich I felt absolutely exhausted, like all energy had left my body…

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Now I am going to recharge my batteries while my great hair colorist, Ella is coloring my hair and tomorrow I will start a new fresh day with a great new look 😉

 

It is a shit day!

I guess staying up all night Saturday will take its toll even on the best, the day could not start in a more crappy way because we all overslept! I was rushing the kids out the door with their hair un-brushed and their shirts put on backwards but somehow they actually made it in time for the bus.

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We only have one car and I am constantly picking someone up or dropping them off and today Freddie needed to go to a meeting close-ish by where we live and we decided that I would take him there. As it turned out this meeting of his was not so close by, it was out in nowhere and at five to ten we still had another 15 minutes to drive before we got there and then I was going back to the warehouse for my workout at 10am. I just had to be realistic about it and realize that it was not going to happen today. I called Laura to spill out my anger and I know it is really silly of me being upset because at the end of the day Freddie’s work is more important than if I make it to the gym or not (believe it or not). Now I am going to pick Mira up from school and then I am going over to Life Time Fitness to run and lift some weights and I am sure I will be in a better mood when I am done 😉

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When you think you’ve seen it all

I think that anyone that lives on the North Shore of Chicago will to some extent agree it is like living in a bubble, this is not really the real world. There is a lot of very successful people living in this area and every other person that is working out at the gym wears a complete outfit of Lululemon, using their Louis Vuitton as their gym bag and carrying their IPhone 5 in the other hand and no one is thinking twice about it, including me.

I will admit I do care about how I dress in the gym but it is not as important as the clothes don’t bother me during my workout. And ever so often I will go and get a new item but I always try to get a bargain because gym clothes are bl***y expensive.

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So today at Lifetime Fitness I had my own personal battle against the cardio machines. I was not in the mood at all for spending an hour listening to the same old boring music from Spotify (so if you have any suggestions on good workout music, I’m all ears) but I surprised myself and did a great workout with high intensity intervals.

I finished at the same time as one of the studio workouts where the majority of who’s attending is women and a few of them have had a totally makeover. I don’t usually wear makeup myself just because I look like a drench cat by the time I’m done and I believe makeup will not do any favors for me.

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But I do get that people have been up for hours attending meetings and just having a break from their busy schedule but today I meet a women wearing fake eyelashes reaching to her forehead looking like she was hitting the nightlife of Chicago!!!

Hey…I guess people can do what ever they want but fake eyelashes on a lousy Tuesday morning at the gym, I just don’t get it….

A personal note to myself…

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This morning I texted Laura as she mentioned yesterday she was going to a step-up class over at Lifetime Fitness. The class started at 9am so after I said Goodbye to Knut and Mira I changed into my workout clothes and ran over to the gym. Ever since we got back from our trip this weekend I’ve been ready to work hard but the run over to the gym felt very long. I don’t know if it is because it is 17 C outside and very humid and I am not used to it. It has been forever since I did a step-up class, we talking 6-7 years ago. Being a former gymnast I like to do different routines, especially as you sort of forget how hard it really is as you focusing on what you are doing instead.

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The instructor was good; she was definitely pushing the class but she did not show the routines before we were suppose to do them. This left me very confused and I probably looked like a lost monkey trying to keep up with the rest of the people who doubtlessly been doing this since the beginning of time. I’m not the type of person who gives up but after 25 minutes I threw in the towel and decided to go for a run instead. This has happened to me before when I decide to tryout a class at the end of the month. The instructor keeps on building the routine throughout the month and everyone who is there consistently knows exactly what to do, except me!

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Well on the treadmill I decided to do intervals but after one set my legs felt heavy and I knew I would not make it for 40 minutes. I did a flat run for 30 minutes and then finally my legs started to loosen up and I finished off the last 10 with intervals, but I had to fight for it. It is very frustration when your head says GO but your body says NO!run41