I'm feeling very well this morning. I think, other than a runny nose, I'm pretty much over the flu. Yay! I've had an amazing burst of energy, which is probably just my usual energy returning after about a week of feeling so drained a coma looked pleasant.
That means that I'll be able to start my morning cardio soon. I'll give it another night and if it's all good, I'll be heading to the gym tomorrow morning. Alas, because of my location and the location of my gym, I have to get up stupid early to go.
5:30 in the morning is stupid early for me. And, because I don't want to lose any sleep, that means a stupid early bedtime. 9:30pm. I'm going to be such a hermit in service to my fitness goals. Still, I know from memory that a good session of cardio in the mornings sets me up well for the whole day.
I do also have to go grocery shopping for a few things, including protein powder. I know. I'm one of those. The thing is, I don't get enough protein as it is, and with all the exercise that I'm planning on doing, I'm going to need extra protein in my food. I figured a nice breakfast smoothie ought to do the trick. On my breakfast smoothie shopping list:
- Baby spinnach
- Coconut water
- Coconut milk
- Protein powder
I'm also going to have to plan out and prepare all my lunches really well from here on out... Which is a bit of pain in the arse, but I suppose I can give up my Sundays in order to get it done. I just have to be careful that I'm eating enough, because often I'm not and I don't really know how much I'm supposed to be eating in a meal. I know the approximate calorie count for someone of my activity level, but not what that translates into when put into an actual meal.
Same problem, different day.
Honestly, I wish I had a little more cash. I could consult a dietician and find out just what I needed to stay healthy and happy. They don't teach this stuff in schools. They should. I'm so clueless about it all, and it frustrates me. And research is no help. So far I've managed to ascertain that BMIs are absolute shit as an indicator of a healthy weight. And that's about it.
But I'm glad to be back to good health and excited about getting fitter. I have done nothing all break from martial arts, and I'm feeling pretty unhappy about it. Granted, I was sick for much of it, so I do have an excuse, but still. I'm looking forward to getting back on track with my fitness goals.
I still can't swim, because of my new tattoo, but that will start in February, and I'm really looking forward to that. It's probably a good thing too. I'll have a month of cardio behind me, so I won't be so unhappy about being seen in a swimsuit.
Body issues, y'all. We all have them.
Right, I have a lot of work to get done today, so I'm off.