My Progress

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I feel so incredible

Today has been one of the best days I can remember recently. I woke up feeling fresh and ready to face the day. I started cleaning up some dishes and for one reason or another I got a fire lit under my ass. I spent 2 and a half hours cleaning behind, around and inside the oven, the kitchen counter, sink and floor, the bathroom sink, toilet, floor and (with a lot of tilex and bleach) the bath tub.

After a great lunch and some more cleaning, I added 50 songs to my workout playlist, which I must admit has been getting a bit old after a year and a half of the same 36 songs. I headed to the gym later than usual. I got there smack in the middle of the evening rush. It took me 5 minutes to find a parking spot. Not a nearby space, just any space. By the time I was ready to work out, it was 5.30 and there wasn't a single Lifefitness elliptical open. None of the 18 treadmills were available either. I grudgingly climbed on a Precor elliptical and got to work. It was different, not too difficult, just awkward and unfamiliar. I kept glancing over my shoulder to see if anyone was leaving my preferred machines, and a couple of times I spotted an open machine, but didn't bother heading over to it because I could see someone headed for it already.

Finally, 11 minutes in on my slightly clumsy workout, one opened up right behind me and I lept on it right away. The rest of my workout was familiar and focused. I really enjoyed my new playlist tracks as well.

After I got home, I took advantage of my freshly-cleaned tub and took a nice, long, extremely steamy shower. I reheated some delicious steak tips and peppered mushroom gravy (courtesy of my fiancee's new Cooking Light subscription), curled up and started watching Biggest Loser.

I had this feeling just wash over me. I don't know if it was the housework accomplishment, the solid workout, the comforting shower or the delicious dinner (most likely the whole day coming together), but I just felt extremely good. The only way I can describe it is the polar opposite of a wave of nausea. What a fantastic day.


Tony the Pink Panda said...

Or the polar opposite of my day :D. I wish I could be that productive.

Sounds like you are getting your mojo back. Good stuff.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Now that you mention it, I always feel great at the end of a day when I've accomplished something. I hate this phrase, BUT: It is a good kind of tired, isn't it?

Jess said...

Congrats! I dunno why but a day of cleaning does that to me too; I honestly don't know why I don't do it more often.

Actual Scale said...

Def. sounds like a fabulous day!
Those productive days may feel like complete drudgery while I'm doing the work, but afterwards...oh yeah, the glow of accomplishment sets in. ;)

Have a great week!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

GAH!!! I love this post! I love those bouts of energy where ya just start cleaning and keep on going, it's so great!

When I had my gym membership I used Precor all the time and I loved it! Glad you got your familiar in there too though :)

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Ah mate. Sounds like an awesome day! I'd be tempted to chuck on some Ice Cube and just relax :D

There's nothing quite like a new song/songs on the playlist to bump your energy up a bit during the workout!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Good for you! Ride that good feeling and get some great stuff accomplished. Sounds like you're well on your way!