Sunday, September 7, 2008

you diligent little effer

Am I a loser if I spend Friday night at the gym and then doing some homework? No, because technically nothing says social butterfly quite like sweating on the elliptical and watching "What Not To Wear" while completing my professional and personal goal worksheet for seminar class. And eating popcorn for dinner. I also tried studying for my big comprehensive exam on 9/27 but fell asleep by 9 PM with the book on my head. When I woke up around 11:30 to move, I realized that osmosis doesn't work with reading material.

I caught the bouquet at the wedding last night. Pictures to follow. I also ate very reasonably and drank lots of vino. But I was good all day. When I came home, drunk, I cried/yelled to my boyfriend about wanting to eat cheese fries or have him take me to Denny's. I ended up passing out in my own drool while he watched the History Channel.

Today, I spent my only day off from life at the library working with my partner on an Autism project. Then I grabbed a slice of pizza with my friend Sally and her baby daughter before heading to the gym.

Get the gym, I tried my first stint at interval training. (TA are you proud!?!?!) I wouldn't say it was high intensity or anything like that. I walked for 10 mins at 3.0 mph. Then I alternated between jogging at 5.0 for 2 minutes and back down to 3.0 mph for 1 minute. I did the 5.0/3.0 thing for 20 minutes. Overall, half an hour of work. I feel nice and relaxed and ready to sit here and write a paper for Tuesday night and study some more.

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."


tokaiangel said...

Yay wooo HIIT!!! That sounds like a great session! And I'm guilty of Friday nights at the gym too, but it's just so peaceful at that time and an awesome way to wind down after a long week. I'm also guilty of the drunken carb pleas, although usually it's "I want tooooast, make me lots of toassst!"

I never feel as bad the next day if I eat toast and have a cup of tea before bed though. Soaks it up.

TA x

MizFit said...



*waves hand*

(and I also old. so that friday night sounds quite alluring. no screaming toddler involved? IM IN)

Tricia said...

Sadly that's how I spent a good amount of my weekend nights at school.

I also think a good weekend would be getting up early to go for a two mile swim, and I just turned 21, so there's evidence that I'm either (a) crazy or (b) not human.

The Mandapants said...

The gym/hw on Friday thing? Do it all the time. (How lame are we?! lol)

Whatevs. All the other girls are getting crunk (I said it 'cause I'm THAT COOL) and padding their butts while we fit into skinny jeans and pad our resumes.

So thbbbbbbbt to them. ;) Read: Iz proud of you.

fattygetsfit said...

its so nice to know i'm not alone in this!!!!

Charlie Hills said...

Falling asleep with the book on your head. That takes me back! It was in college though, and in my case the head fell asleep on the book. And then the head drooled on the book. And when the head woke up, it realized it was stuck to the book. It looked around to see how many people were looking back at it. It too, did not learn much via osmosis.