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Hittin’ the Weights

I’ve been saying for awhile that I need to stop being such a cardio junkie, and start getting into weight training. Not only do I want to tone up, but I think it will help me improve my running (which has plateaued at quite a low level. Lame!) But I just couldn’t seem to get myself over to the free weight section of the gym…

Well after some very inspiring posts about strong women I thought it was about time to get my act together! 🙂

I’m fortunate enough to have access to free personal trainers at the gym where I work. (Awesome, I know!) so I scheduled my appointment last week, and had my first sweat session this morning. Let me tell ya, I’m going to be sore tomorrow!

We did a total body workout, so I could get ideas on things to do on my own. Most of it was simple stuff that I could do from home with free weights, but I also learned how to use the machines. (What can I say, those cable machines scare me!) My trainer was super encouraging, and it got me really excited to keep weight training. Now I just need to make sure I keep doing it! 🙂

I’m hoping maybe the workouts will help my sleep schedule… lately I just haven’t been able to fall asleep! I keep a fairly regular sleep routine, getting up around the same time every morning, but I can’t seem to fall asleep before 2am. It’s starting to get frustrating. Does anyone have any tips for falling asleep? I tried reading, I tried watching tv, listening to classical music, turning the a/c on, trying to just relax. Nothing worked!

On a food related note, I had a potluck with my girls last night! I made pasta with pesto & vegan parmesan cheese. These girls are so sweet, and one of the girls made me my own separate bowl of chili without meat or cheese in it! They’re so thoughtful.

Look at all that food! Notice ^ my empty chili bowl  🙂

What do you like to make for potlucks? I tend to make main dishes so I know I’ll have something vegan to eat 😉



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