I just finished Life of Pi. I was shocked by the ending. I really enjoyed the book, and will elaborate more after book club.
I need to post pics from Christmas and New Years. I am behind. I am simply tired. M was sick almost all of November, and then December was filled with Christmas activities. I desperately want to spend a day in my PJs resting.
I am taking a cycling class at the gym, and it is the greatest workout! I did not work out the week of Christmas, so I wanted to get in a good work out the day after New Years. The class was supposed to last 45 minutes, but there were only 2 of us and the instructor so we made it an hour class. I love the variety of the class. I thought you would simply ride a stationary bike, but it is much more fun and challenging. You stand up at times, you sometimes go up "hills" and at other times you sprint. I think that I work out much harder in the class because the instructor is encouraging us. The only bad thing is that the class is only 2 mornings a week. I will probably keep doing the elliptical the other two days. I seem to have reached a weight loss and a fitness plateau, so I am trying to add variety. I do the treadmill some days, but it hurts my knees and sometimes I get blisters. For the runners that read this blog, comment or email me if you have any suggestions to prevent blisters!
I miss Yoga. I went regularly to a class that met on Tuesdays and Thursdays over lunch. I usually cannot work out at lunch because I sweat and get very red (I do not understand these women that do not sweat! I wish I knew the secret). Because I get so sweaty, I would have to shower and reapply make up so I would have to take a 2-3 hour lunch, which is impossible. I tried Yoga at lunch because I don't sweat during Yoga, and I needed something that I could do on the mornings that I could not get up at 5 am. I love Yoga, but work has been busy and it is really hard to get away during lunch. I may try to do some Yoga on Fit TV, but I really like having an instructor in class to correct my form.
If you have any good ideas to add variety to a work out, let me know!