I didn't exercise this morning. I had no good reason, I just didn't feel like it. I figured I'd just eat carefully today and it would be fine.
Then Shawn called to say he was coming home for lunch and nothing sounded good to us for lunch and a new fast food place just opened up around the corner, and well, long story short, while I did make good choices as far choosing lower calories fast food (grilled chicken), it still was enough calories that it was going to throw off the rest of the day. I know, fast food is almost always a bad idea. Why do I do that to myself?
Anyway, after Shawn went back to work I couldn't stand it anymore so I drug myself down to the basement to spend some time on the treadmill. Normally if I don't exercise first thing in the morning, it doesn't get done. It's pretty rare that I use the treadmill in the middle of the day. But it felt good. I never want to exercise when I start but it always feels great when I'm actually doing it.
I spent my exercise time mentally redoing the guest room. The treadmill is in the guest room in the corner of the basement. We have lived here for almost 8 years and until I started using the treadmill a few months ago that room almost never got used at all. My mom and stepdad are usually the only guests we ever have and even that isn't frequent, so that room was mostly closed off unless I was changing the sheets or vacuuming. It's got a bed and a dresser in it, along with some exercise equipment. It has white walls that aren't decorated and it's pretty much the most boring, generic room you've ever seen.
Now that I'm down there everyday I kind of want to do something with it. Today I was thinking of painting and decorating and I would also love to hang a flat screen TV on the wall that I can watch while I exercise. At the moment I listen to music on my iPod or watch shows on my iPad, but my iPad doesn't sit well on top of the treadmill and falls off every time I run. I have this big plan to put a TV in there. That would be kind of awesome.
Am I actually going to do it? I don't know. Sometimes my ideas are bigger than my budget. I'm thinking about it though! If I do I'll take some before and after pictures. I'm not the most talented decorator, so I might need some ideas.
Anyway, back to my original point, I exercised off the majority of the lunch calories I ate and now all is right with the world. I've done awesome on my diet all week (aside from my fast food lunch!), and I'm feeling good. It's funny to me to think that a few months ago I made a post about how much I hated treadmills and other exercise equipment and how I was convinced that I was never going to learn to like them and now I'm down there hopping on that treadmill every morning. I'm doing things I literally never thought I'd do, and it feels awesome.