Spoons and Holes

I read an article about lupus and spoons. I will post it later. The end result is that when my alarm went off this morning, at 5:00am, I snooze for 10 minutes. 10 minutes of trying to reason how I could cancel my day and sleep til tomorrow. Of course that would become the next day, and the next and the next. My laundry list of to-do’s jumped through my head and I got up at the next snooze. It was like pulling a freight train with your muscles not flexed.

Since I gained 5 lbs at the conference last week, I am determined to get back on track. I also need to not overwhelm myself with the need to work out as much as I want to. It is a contradiction, I know. I want to work out for hours, but it overwhelms my system.

I did less today, but it is part of me scaling back, while still being active. I hope to phase back some of the length of my workouts and eventually add another day. So, the goal is to get activity in 5-6 days a week. Instead of 2 hrs 4 x a week, it will be more like 1 hr 5 x a week.

Stats for today:
Spinning 56 min – 497 cal
Abs challenge 22 min – 115 cal
Total 1 hr 18 min – 612 cal

Here is the blog I was reading:
Operation Deflate My Buddah (Love the title)

She references this article:
The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino

I don’t have it as bad as her, but I totally get the lack of spoons!  Oddly enough, I encountered something interesting this morning.  After my workout, I decided to go into the steam room, before my shower.  I usually don’t like these, because it gets hard for me to breath, before I am in there for very long.  I wondered what the benefits actually are, for sitting in a steam room.

So of course, I looked it up:

Benefits of a Steam Room

I have to say, I stayed in there about 5-10 minutes, past that initial dis-comfort I had.  I made myself breath in and out, in and out.  Upon leaving, it was as if there were spoons in my lungs, my skin, and my muscles.  It was great.  Of course, I used up some showering and getting to work, but I still feel better than I did waking up, and pushing the proverbial boulder through my workout.

I may just have to add this into my routine more often.

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