Trading Places: Still kicking (Tuesday, Sept. 29th 2009)

It has been a while since my last blog, but yes, I am still kicking.  Most people think that after the summer ends that schedules and lifestyles slow down… Not so much.  I’m still training with Matt once a week and I “attempt” to attend bootcamps both  Monday night and Friday morning, but that hasn’t happened in a while.  Allergy season has taken over my life.  You would think that I would have a six pack after all of the sneezing I have done.  The Kleenex company’s profits have to be on the rise.  From what I’ve heard, they are affecting many St. Louis’ians.  I emphathize, I really do.  Allergies definately have an affect on cardio, meaning I can’t do it.  Climbing stairs can make me wheeze.  Attemtping to do anything but a slow walk is a lot to ask out of my lungs.  Lifting I can do as long as it’s quick, short bursts. 
I’m hoping I can get an inhaler from the doc on Friday and I HOPE (I really do) to be back at the workouts next week.  I really do miss the bootcamps.  I don’t mind my muscles feeling sore or my limbs feeling like they could fall off.  I like the fact knowing that I just worked my butt off and I actually like to sweat.  I would like to say that my diet has been perfect since I can’t workout, but yeah, not so much…
Ya know when a kid goes to college for the first time and everyone tells them “Don’t gain the Freshmen 15!”.  Well, my fear is the “Fall 15″…  I’m lucky I haven’t gained any body fat, but if only my diet had been cleaner, my body fat would keep going down.  Between Cardinals baseball, college football, and the nfl, my butt doesn’t leave the couch much.  And if it does, then I’m at some sports bar eating bar food watching a game.  I have to work on an answer to this problem.  And I would say “well, I’ll watch a game while doing cardio”… Sure, I can do that when I can breathe.  So, as for right now, I just have to make sure that I keep all junk food out of my apartment.  Which means, I have to stay out of any store that contains junk food.  I went down the Halloween candy aisle at Target today and I could have picked up several bags of stuff.  Luckily I only came out with a bag of suckers, but I won’t lie, I was eyeing a bag of Kit Kats for a good minute or two. 
Being away from blogging has also given me a reason to lose some accountability.  When I was writing this every weekday, I knew that I had to behave because frankly, I’m a horrible liar, so I’d have to report what I did or didn’t do or what I did eat.  No blog, no tattling on myself; out of sight, out of mind as they say.  So, once I do start to feel better, I will start blogging daily again.  I’m aiming for next week. 
Until Next Time,
Kimberly at Emerge Fitness