Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hoops Yo!

Today I played basketball for the first time in years. It was just a game of 21 with a couple of guys I've never seen before, but I had a blast. 

I was terrible - barely made any shots, but I stole the ball a bunch of times and kept these guys on their toes!

Thirty minutes later I left - soaked in sweat and happy as can be. Sure as hell beats the treadmill.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Hell

Ok, so I haven't written for a while, but it's not because I'm not working out anymore. I am still getting to the gym about 4 - 5 days a week, I've just been totally swamped at work and at home.

It's November. The holidays are approaching at warp speed - the first of which is one of my favorites - Thanksgiving. Now I know we have a few weeks before the indulgent holiday arrives, so let's use this time to fight evil.

You know Thanksgiving is coming and, soon after that, the holiday parties will be in full swing. Take these next three weeks to dedicate yourself to your fitness goals.

I want to be prepared. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons. Not all of which are centered around food and drink. I love hanging out with family, watching football games and toggling back and forth to the Macy's Day Parade to see what's new this year. I even love that my gym is closed on Thanksgiving day, giving me permission to not work out and to not feel bad about it either. But I do love Thanksgiving Dinner and all of the wine that goes with it.

It is my goal to get in 5 - 6 solid workouts every week until the big day so I can enjoy the crispy skin of the turkey and those mashed potatoes and gravy without remorse. I will even wash it all down with glass after glass of wine - and I will not feel bad about it for a second.

On Black Friday, however, instead of hitting the sales, I will be hitting the weights. After all, Christmas is just around the corner.