*Update: I freaked out and couldn't go in. Can't sit in a hot room in swimwear with strangers. So the sauna thing--highly unlikely. I'll just tack a couple of miles onto my AM and PM runs. At least for a moment, as you'll see below, I thought it was a good idea.*
I have tried to avoid this, as much as any activity in which I have to wear a swimsuit or less in public, but it seems my time has come. I'm going to visit the sauna at my gym.
Apparently, it's a great way to relax, sweat, and burn a few extra calories after a workout.
I'm planning a trip to Europe and want to be as svelt and glowing as possible, since the pictures of my time there must include me and will be seen by many eyes and possibly forever. *sigh* I wish I was one of those women who could get over the fact that they're not nineteen anymore and nobody is going to ask them if they're a model ever again in life, but I'm not. Trust me, I have tried. I'm too young to accept that yet. Instead, I'm trying to avoid being photographed until I'm back down to a size that I deem acceptable for myself. Judge me.
This trip is right around the corner, and I need to be able to enjoy myself while I'm there without feeling self conscious, and love myself in the pictures.
So I'm pulling out all the stops. I'm taking my Advocare MNS supplements, doing a running/sauna combo twice a day, band workout three days a week and cutting carbs after breakfast and sugar. And I'm doing it all religiously. It's going to absolutely consume my life until we leave for our trip, but I won't regret it.
Strangely, I'm more productive in my life when I'm keeping a strict diet and exercise regimen. When I'm not going to the gym or watching what I eat, things fall apart. So this bout of living in the gym should leave me and my to do list a lot slimmer.
If only I could keep a normal fitness routine.