Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cranky Husband and Stressed Out? Go Spin!

Let me set the scene for you.

It's nearly midnight. I have yet to fulfill my good habit for the day (writing in my journal or posting a blog entry).

The lights are turned off. My husband is snoring. My dog is keeping my friend company on the couch. I'm sitting on Clancy's bed typing. In the dark. If I didn't have company staying the night, I'd be out on the couch typing this up.

But I have points to earn people and a team to not let down!

After a long day of work, still playing a little bit of catch-up after being out of my home office for four work days, I found myself being a little cranky. It didn't help that my husband was also very very cranky. I had visions of Indian food dancing in my head. I could smell the orange chicken from Panda Express taunting me from next door.

What did I do?

I got on my computer, looked up a spin class, found one starting an hour after I poked online, booked myself a bike and got my ass there! It was a new teacher who had, of course, a different teaching style than the other two spin instructors I've taken classes with, but I think I liked this one the best. I managed to not only do everything instructed of me in the class, but I increased the resistance when I was supposed to (instead of pretending like I've done probably 90% of the time during previous classes).

I left the class feeling really great and happy that I was able to deal with my stress in a positive way! It made it so much easier to come home and eat a nutritious game-friendly meal!

These are small changes people, but they're really important ones for me and I'm proud of the progress. Each small (or big) step is leading me in the right direction. And it feels great!


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