One of the small things that occupies my mind when I go to the gym is noticing the population everytime I go. For example, I usually go to the gym at 5 in the morning, at which time the population is (I estimate) about 60/40 women to men and about 80/20 of under 50 to over 50. On occasion, I’ve gone to the gym at 9 in the evening, at which time the population is about 90/10 men to women and about 90/10 under 50 to over 50.
This morning, the weather was nasty. It had snowed about 2-3 inches during the night and had started to rain no more than half a hour before I left. Ickky. The gym was about 20 percent of it’s usual population – I was the only woman, and the population skewed about 95/5 of over 50 to under 50. Which surprised me a bit – most of the really regular gym nuts (under 50) weren’t there. In fact, only one was.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve put myself on a diet … who am I kidding … this would look appealing anyway:
The Bacon Explosion article from the NYTimes.
Bacon. Sausage. Smoking.
too bad I don’t have access to a smoker … http://www.bbqaddicts.com
Today I found interesting in the things-not-going-as-expected way – I woke a number of times last night from bizarre dreams with a raging thirst, and so did not wake as rested as I wish I did. Then, when I weighed myself, it looks like I’ve broken a bit out of my plateau (fingers crossed that it’s real). At the gym, I expected to be tired and to have a light workout, but instead got inspired and enthusiastic and did more than I expected – and more than I’d intended, bad Heather. At work a vendor provided lunch and I had a small portion – which kept me solidly full for about 6 hours, also unexpected.
I’d expected a sluggish day full of cravings and instead got a power-day! I like unexpected bonuses, all the more so because they are so transient…
Overall, I’m quite happy with how January has been going with regard to my resolutions. There are a few things I wished I’d planned for – like actually given myself a training plan to keep me from overdoing it, and having a proper plan for writing blog entries that aren’t so boring – but I’ve kept with it, seen some progress, and thinking I am making improvement to how I live my life. I’ve lit an enjoyed candles more times this month than all of last year! So I’m looking forward to next month, and the rest of the year!
More on that – on Sunday!