Thursday, February 4, 2010

S.A.D.

Hey guys and gals,

I'm so down right now on account of the crappy January weather. We just had a few nice days but today sucks and I'm super low energy. I was good today, I woke up around 8am and did my Jilliam Michael's Fitness Ulimatum 2010 for Wii and it started my day off. I think that I slacked off a little because I didn't do as much as I could have, but I still had to have a shower and get off to school. Bailey has been getting some pretty good results from coming to Curves and her treadmill and I'm discouraged because I don't see a difference in myself and I even feel as if I've gained weight. I'm hovering in the same range but it's still not good. I just want to sit down with a big cheese pizza and polish it off with some ranch dip.

What I ought to start doing is plan out what I'm going to do a week ahead of time then I can try and help myself fall into a schedule. I don't know that it would work or that I would even follow the schedule but it's worth a try.

On a positive note, we got a dry sauna at our Curves location over the holiday! It is fantastic because it reaches temperatures of 60 celcius (or 140 if you think in farenheit) and there is a reading light in there as well as an aux cable that you can plug into your mp3 player and listen to music! I love (I repeat, LOVE) this sauna because I love heat, I love tanning in the summer, and I don't mind sweating, I can deal with it. During the summer, I like to lay out on the deck and read a book for hours and just lay in the sun (I get this from watching my mom do this for years), so this sauna is like a god-send during the winter months. Check out infrared saunas on google and you will find practically no bad reviews for them and they have so many health benefits. I've noticed a huge benefit for my skin, it's smoother and clearer now. You can even burn calories as your body works to regulate temperature and it makes your heart beat faster giving you a mild cardio session. Personally, I use it for my skin and the heat, but I do find that my heart rate is higher but it's nothng in comparison to a good workout. I go in sessions of 30-40 minutes with my iTouch and just relax after my workout. I've been in traditional saunas before but always the steam or stone ones, but what I like about this one is that when you first go in, you don't spend 15 minutes trying to regulate your breathing and there isn't that heavy moisture in the air, it's totally dry heat.

How about you, readers? Have you guys and gals used an infrared sauna before? Do you have one or are you thinking about buying one?