I have had one of those weeks - the kind where everything seems to be in disorder and chaos and emotionally, I've just had it.
The good news is that I still managed to stay with my fitness plan and not stray too terribly from my overal eating structure.
Last weekend- we did join the 2nd gym and I got in a great workout on Sunday. I had never worked out in a cardio cinema before. Running on a treadmill, in the dark, takes some serious skill. I managed not to fall flat on my face and got a great sweat in a 25 min run. Then I biked another 20 minutes to round it out.
I had a couple days early in the week that I definitely did not want to work out- but I forced the issue and got decent workouts anyway. Monday, I did some running, recumbant bike and the elliptical. Tuesday, I really, REALLY didn't want to work out- so instead I made myself go get on the spin bike and sweat the lazies right out of me. I knew it wasn't a case of being ill or anything else, I just had to put mind-over-matter and get it done. I'm still new to the spin bike, so 15+ minutes is about all I can really handle so far- but after I got that good sweat going, I jumped on the treadmill for 15 minutes. Wednesday, I cut myself some slack and took the day off completely from a workout.
Today- I got my first lap swim in! I stopped counting how many laps I did, think I need a counter or something to swim with because I just get focused on my form and breathing that I lose track. I'm sure I did at least 10 laps (it's not a huge pool - 25m lengths I think) but for not having swam laps in years, I felt good about what I did. I had to really hold myself back on pace. As a former competitive swimmer, my instinct was to go all out- but know I'm not conditioned for that yet- so I had to slow it down and just focus on the basics.
Going for another swim tomorrow- and if time allows, I might do a quick run on a treadmill before the pool.