I was having a hot, sweaty time at the gym, because I knew if I didn't then, then I wouldn't. And I can't say I've regretted the decision. Since I exercised early, I have more energy, more focus, and more willpower. And I used the time to read a book (ipads are amazing!) which I won't have much other time to do in the next few weeks. I used to run to a loud playlist, which was the only way I thought I could survive it. But today I did the elliptical at a pretty good clip and enjoyed the reading. Then I got on the treadmill and only ran for a little while. Instead, I backed off the speed, and upped the incline considerably...and burned a heckofa lot of calories. In less than an hour, I earned 12 Weight Watchers points (which would be awesome if I was actually following the WW program).
This week is my birthday, then next week is Thanksgiving...and then we're just in full fledged holiday mode. Ask me how I feel as they get closer, but the last few days I've not been craving rich foods very much. I'm still making the whole shebang, but since I'm not a thanksgiving-food lover, then maybe I won't go overboard too much. The plan is to do as much exercising as possible these next few weeks, and enjoy what I want to in moderation. Besides, exercise may just be what keeps me sane these next few busy weeks!