Thursday, September 10, 2009

First time in my life...

I did something today that I've never done in my life...

I exercised on my lunch hour.

I've never figured out how people can exercise their way through lunch time. Me? I usually eat my way through lunch. Where is there time in there to do anything else? But I felt so darn guilty for not exercising this morning that I just HAD to try it.

It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I have to come home every day for lunch to walk the pups. So that takes up about 10 or 15 minutes. It's about a 5-8 minute ride between work and home so that ate up about a half hour of my lunch hour. So I did a Jillian Michaels' Shred workout that was 28 minutes. Then I fixed a sandwich to take back with me to work.

I actually made it back to work in exactly an hour. Whew!

I really worked out hard, too. I turned the ceiling fan on high and worked out right under it so I wouldn't get too sweaty. I didn't want to take a shower before I headed back. That's another thing that's always stumped me about people who work out at lunch. How do they have time to shower before coming back to work? I just towelled off and deodorant'ed up real good and went flying out the door back to work. I didn't feel gross when I got back to work, either.

Actually, I had worked out so hard, I couldn't make it back up the stairs at work. I work on the 3rd floor. My legs were like rubber. Plus, I was wearing my new 3" heals.

Did I tell you I bought my first pair of high heal shoes in like 20 years? When you're "top heavy" it's hard to walk in high heals. At least it always has been for me. But when I went shopping for a new pair of shoes a few weeks ago, I tried on a pair that was really high. I thought they'd be too high, but when I walked around in them I felt fine. I didn't wobble or anything.

I tell you, though, I feel like a teenager learning how to walk in her first pair of high heal shoes, though. I have to learn how to do this all over again. I feel silly. But great at the same time. What a milestone for me!

Oh, back to the lunch time workout, the next time, I'll fix my sandwich before I leave for work in the morning so I can eat at my desk before I leave to come home for lunch. I didn't run out of energy half way through the workout, but I was afraid I was going to. So next time I won't have to worry about it.

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8 comments:

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

Welcome to the world of lunch hour exercise. That's what I do every day of the week. Makes the day just a little bit crazier...

Shelley said...

Great job getting the exercise in - what a commitment!!! I'm like you, I've never exercised during lunch for fear of sweat overload, lol! But dang it, now you make it seem possible...I may just have to do it one of these days!

screwdestiny said...

Good for you! I work up a pretty gross amount of sweat during most of my workouts, so that's not something I've ever done. :-P

F. McButter Pants said...

Way to go! I could never exercise and then go back to work, I sweat way too bad!

I haven't worn heels in a long time either. I'd probably break my neck!

Keep up the good work, and have a great weekend.

The Black Kitteh said...

Way to go! I always wonder how people go back to work after doing a lunch hour workout, but I may just have to give it a try! It is starting to cool off here, I may try to do a lunch hour walk!

Have a great weekend. So glad you're back!

spunkysuzi said...

That is something i never get the chance to do :( Good for you!!

Jennifer said...

Good job! When I worked away from home full time I would get a quick 3 mile run in on my lunch. It isn't always easy to workout on lunch but it is well worth it.

Georgia Mist said...

Bravo! That's fantastic -- keep it up!