I. Love. The. Gym.
Who knew? Certainly not me. My parents stocked an extra room in their house with gym equipment when I still lived at home. I had access to a treadmill, bike, a monstrous weight machine thing, dumbbells, etc. but rarely used it. There was always an excuse or a distraction that kept me from making it a priority because it was always there. You know, the famous "tomorrow" excuse. And when I did, someone always interrupted. I don't know if I'm just a cranky wench, but when I'm in "the zone" and someone asks me if I know where the attachment for the vacuum cleaner is... well it's just irritating. Guess what? No one asks you jack at the gym. Everyone just does their own thing, and it's pure awesome sauce.
I'm really excited the gym is working out so well. I admit, I was a little nervous it wouldn't, and then I'd have to listen to Mr. D rant over the registration fees I wasted (and no one wants that, trust me). Aside from all the wonderful health benefits that we're all well aware of-- I get time to myself when no one talks to me! If you're married, or have kids, or more specifically, have kids with ADHD, you know why this is so precious. Having even just half an hour to myself without anyone asking what's for dinner, or where Sonic's head is, or arguing over turning the video games off (is this just my husband??), or ranting about how it's so unfair they have to wash their hair.. it's pure bliss. Sweating out the stress makes it that much better. I feel like I come home recharged and more patient and ready to roll with it than when I left. I'm already wondering if this could replace my anti-anxiety medicine eventually.
On another note.. Mr. D and I were reading up on pre/post workout snacks, and how important it is to eat the right things at the right time to maximize your results. Apparently fruit is a great pre-workout snack, and I think the english muffin with peanut butter (reduced fat for me) for post-workout was my favorite suggestion. Does anyone have a favorite pre/post workout snack they recommend?