Workout Number 5 took place last night - earlier that afternoon, I ALMOST had myself talked out of the gym ("Let's just go for a walk instead!"), but ended up having one of the better cardio sessions I've had in months -- further proving my theory that when I want to workout the LEAST is probably when I need it the MOST.
30 minutes on the treadmill at an incline
30 minutes on the elliptical machine (oh, I forgot how much I love you!)
It's been a stressful few days at work and that doesn't show signs of letting up anytime soon -- but the exercise has worked it's magic, just like it always does:
A great workout = great sleep = clear mind = good food choices = energy to do it again = another good night's sleep.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
It reminds me of some of the best advice I've recieved recently - from a colleague, one of my "mentors" at work - who advised me:
"Relax into it, consciously at ease as you slowly move through it."
Is this about life, or yoga?
Good advice, either way.
Off and running,
PS: the scale was down those 2 lbs this morning