Today is day 1 of 7 seven days off! Woo-hoo. We get a 4 day "pass" out here, and I just strategically placed it in between days I already have off.... voila! 7 (really it's 8, since when I do go back to work, I'll be on nights again) days of me time.
I mean, I'm still stuck on base, and it's probably going to be seven days of boredom... but oh well. I don't have to put my uniform on. Haha. Today I dedicated to being lazy. Yup. No exercise, and only left the room to eat. (Though I will go shower here soon...maybe...haha.) I kind of feel like exercising, but my legs are so tight from running, I decided to give them a break, and I think I have really hurt my wrist.
This darn wrist. My right wrist has been bothering me for two whole days now (I am unable to bend it back or forward, and it's getting worse) and I have no clue why. I didn't fall on it, I didn't twist it, I haven't been doing weight training for a while, what the heck??? My greatest fear is carpal tunnel syndrome, which honestly, is quite likely. I've been an IT for 4 years now, and my job is just me sitting at a computer for 12 hours straight. To come home and sit at a computer for even more time. If it is still hurting tomorrow I am going to the doctor. I have known quite a few co-workers to get carpal tunnel, and it is no joke. Plus, I am seriously looking forward to Bikram yoga when I get back to the states (22 days!!), and yoga will be out of the question with carpal tunnel.
So, if you wouldn't mind, please a few prayers/good thoughts and vibes in my direction. (That direction would be east, unless you are in Asia! Hehe.)
Alas y'all. I feel I am in a workout rut. Actually, I think I'm just in an Africa rut. I'm so ready to come home, and I'm so sick of being that I don't feel like doing anything. Haha. Seems counter-productive, since I do, in fact, have a lot to do. I know I just need to put my big-girl panties on and make like Nike and "just do it". So I was thumbing through my new edition of Women's Health magazine (Bee Tee Bubs, -though I'm sure everyone already knows...- they are having a helathy blog contest, and if you go here you can nominate
I'll also be trying out my new Nike + iPod running thingy (I'm so technical) since I haven't yet. You can enter to win one in my giveaway, so if you haven't entered, make sure you do! (And pass the word on!) Basically this workout uses 4 sets of supersets, with cardio breaks in between. I'll give it a try tomorrow (if the wrist allows...) and write a more detailed description about it. But you can totally go here to see someone who actually in shape do the moves. Hehe. :)
Also, I have a question. I am like the PALEST girl alive, so what is everyone's advice for faux tanning. I hit up the sun and even the "cancer in a box", but I'd like some tips on "non-Oompa-Loompa" looking skin. This obviously is for when I get back to the states, since my options here are limited. Though, I guess I could go to the pool and lay out. But I am literally 11 degrees north of the equator. In Katy math that = lobster. Lemme know, y'all.