dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Sequoia!)
Went to the gym on Thursday and Saturday (cancelled my membership after my workout on Saturday for, basically, the reason that I should not belong to a gym in LA).

I've been playing on the Wii Fit pretty consistently for 4 days a week for the past few months. That's not necessarily what I'd call vigorous exercise though. It'll be interesting to see what I end up doing next.

aaaaaargh

Feb. 5th, 2009 08:42 pm
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (South Park 2)
whining within )
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Zoot scared)
Last night I did some more cross stitch... I got to start TWO new colours, including the last shade of purple! I'm nearly done with the lower half, which is good as the page break is driving me crazy! (I even got to use one of the threads from my existing stash - will wonders never cease! The dark purple, of course.)

Yesterday I had a random bass line stuck in my head. I still have no idea where it actually originated, but today it came to my attention that it's awfully similar to the guitar line from "Nerve" by Shriekback. Yay, one more of life's little mysteries (possibly) solved.

This morning the cats were staring intently out onto the deck. Instead of the usual choices (squirrel; neighbor cat; mass hallucination) there was a tiny kitten out there! Awwwwwwwwww. I'm a little worried for the poor thing. Current plans involve Kitten Rescue Lady (who fortunately makes house calls) and a humane trap. She (the kitten, not the rescue lady) is tiny, looks about 6 weeks old at the absolute most, covered in fleas, and strangely friendly. She has at least one thing in common with Zoot, namely that she's so friendly she wouldn't last 5 minutes in the wild!

ARGH, I have a Weezer song stuck in my head. It's been there all of 5 minutes and it's getting mighty old.

Also I went to the gym Monday night. Hoo-eee. was that crowded. Carpe cross-trainer...

I'm sure there was more stuff but that's all I can think of right now.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Sequoia!)
I went to the gym. On a Tuesday. The place was absolutely dead.

I think everyone was at home watching the Lakers game... whatever, nice workout for me. :P

I even did the cross trainer for 20 minutes. It apparently didn't kill me. (And some weights and stuff. The music tonight was AWESOME.)
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Gilda 1)
I've decided to dump my gym, for various reasons. A co worker scored me a 2-week guest pass to Bally's, which I activated yesterday. I had a lovely workout, and it wasn't even crowded. (Thursdays are reportedly slow; I must drop by on a Monday or Tuesday and see how mobbed things are then.)

I have a few more options to investigate. There's a place in Redondo Beach that has a gym *and* tai chi classes -- Yang style! -- at a time I could actually attend!! And I also want to give LA Fitness a try. (Sadly the nearest Spectrum and Gold's are quite far away.) So we'll see what I end up with.

This is also sating my current deep need to punt something. (I can't punt my job unless I get a new one, and I apparently actually care about the dragon boat team so that's also out.) It's nice to have *something* I can do something about.

an evening

Apr. 17th, 2008 09:17 pm
dianec42: Mug of tea (Tea)
I stayed somewhat late at work because of an emergency that I discovered last night. (I don't cause trouble, but I'm reeeeeeeaallll good at finding it!)

Then I went to the gym. Had I said that Thursday was the magic day to go to the gym, day of fabled parking spots and treadmills? I lied. Thursday is now almost as unpleasant as Tuesday or Wednesday, except that there was miraculously *one* parking spot and *one* treadmill free. While I know I shouldn't be greedy, as one of each is all I need, I am finding the overcrowding really unpleasant. I've made a list of some options to try in the upcoming weeks. Not that I'm going to have time, but it's nice to have a plan.

I stopped by CVS before the gym but they didn't have the brand of battery I wanted. Oh well.

Then I came home and found that there is to be no parking on our side of the street tomorrow morning due to "trees". Heaven alone knows. And I'm also completely unaware of where the hell my husband is at the moment. Oh well, that's about to be more tea for me then. As soon as I can get out from under this cat.

(Hah! Speak of the devil and he will phone you up from the bar. Some people. :P)
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon boats)
... apparently Thursday is the day to go to the gym.

Lots of empty parking spots, choice of treadmills, didn't have to wait for any machines, and the music was OUTSTANDING. I even jogged a bit to Squeeze's "Hourglass".

And there's dragon boat practice this Saturday. Finally!

rawr!

Feb. 27th, 2008 09:00 pm
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Sequoia!)
I made it to the gym. It has not yet killed me.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon Boat 3)
Let the record show that I made it to the gym twice last week. I also went last night. I've been running jogging for up to 4 minutes at a stretch, which is the point when I am (barely) capable of pushing the buttons to slow down the treadmill and still have enough breath to swear at the lousy user interface.

This afternoon was soccer practice. By an amusing coincidence, I saw an article recently saying that soccer is better exercise than jogging. I can attest to that, though I think they need to add the phrase "if done properly". :P I was trying *way* harder than certain of my teammates.

The soccer is for a work thing next month, several of us are going to Japan. We're going to get our asses kicked at the actual sporting part; luckily that's not our entire reason for going!
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon Boat 3)
Today was The Day That Everything Is Scheduled For. 12:00 band practice started around 12:30 (grr). I got to 5:00 soccer practice around 5:05 and was not actually the first person there! I was the second. Also the last... Luckily the other guy had a ball. (I had a great time too. Har, har.)

We practiced passing for a while. Then some bigger kids showed up and wanted to ACTUALLY play soccer. So while they did that, I kicked the spare ball against the wall for a while, with occasional gusts of chasing one ball or the other all over creation. I actually got a pretty good workout, got winded and rather sweaty. And I got to kick the ball lots and lots, to see where it goes when I do that. I'm getting better at predicting where it will go, and eventually I might even be able to control it a little better.

This makes me feel slightly better about the fact that although I made it to the gym twice last week, I didn't make it at all this week. I have some excuses about that, but they're neither here nor there. I will do better next week.

On the way home I drove past a Pizza Hut and caught a whiff of baking pizza crust. Now I have a hankering for a big basket of Bertucci's bread rolls, which is a bit of a problem. Must find the good pizza places out here...

P.S. Dear LJ, please stop @%#^!! logging me out. :P
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Default)
As the free gym is now too damned far away, tonight I joined a gym. 24 Hour Fitness again, as they've conveniently opened one about a quarter-mile from the new house.

I note with amusement that their "month-to-month" terms are now considerably more reasonable than they were the first time around. Still wonder if I'll ever see my cheque from the class-action thing.

Too tired and antisocial to go to the gym tonight, of course. Might go for some cardio and/or hot tub tomorrow if soccer practice doesn't kill me. I promised my salesdude that he'll see me there on Wednesday at the latest.

I was impressed. When I toured the locker room, it was quarter to yoga, and the place wasn't swamped with yoga bunnies. There are 25 treadmills, less than half of which were occupied at 7:30 PM. I think I can deal with this place.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon boats)
I went to the gym. Yay me.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Badger)
I went to the gym again last night - that's twice a week, 2 weeks in a row, must be some kind of trend or something!

Y'all should feel free to be inspired.

Gym. Rawr.

May. 29th, 2007 09:24 pm
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (SouthPark)
I am mighty! I went to the gym.

zzzzz....

exercise

May. 22nd, 2007 09:04 pm
dianec42: Mug of tea (Tea)
Went to the gym last night, even though I was still a bit sore from dragon boat practice on Saturday. Was considering going to the gym again tonight anyway, but am just too tired and stiff.

Am going to continue with the eating a salad bigger than my head every lunchtime thing. We'll see where that goes.
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Cartoon2)
I went to the gym last night and did not actually knock myself out. Yay me.

Am considering options for home workouts, now that there's a bit of extra daylight and we have (due to Various Drama) exclusive use of the back yard. Hmm.

Also going to have to go back on the low carb thing soon. Scale numbers are staying too high to ignore, and trousers have also chimed in with derogatory comments. Sigh.

also also

Apr. 24th, 2007 08:51 pm
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Default)
I went to the gym. Yay me.

Rawr.

Apr. 5th, 2007 09:49 pm
dianec42: Joshua tree against a blue sky (Dragon boats)
Yes. I made it to the gym. And yes, the treadmill mainly felt really good when I stopped.

I now suck slightly less than I did in March.

gym-tastic

Feb. 7th, 2007 08:02 am
dianec42: Mug of tea (Tea)
Went to the gym last night, did treadmill and some weighty stuff. Didn't have to try to hear the radio over Loud Treadmill Guy this time, but did find myself surrounded by the Three Amigos after I'd already started. Chatted with them briefly when the psycho astronaut story came round on the news channel.

I still suck at the aerobic exercise thing. Oh well, it does mean I don't have to spend gobs of time on it to get all sweaty and exhausted. And it does feel pretty good when I stop.

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