So far the week is shaping up well. Went to the gym yesterday, since I won't be able to go tonight. I hopped on the elliptical machine for the first time in ages. I noticed that with the elliptical machines, I get more of a muscle workout and less of a cardiovascular one. My behind was tired by the time I got off, but I wasn't sweating nearly as much as when I run.
I didn't do any strength work, I just cruised on the elliptical machine for half an hour then stretched and went home. It was a major victory in the sense that I really didn't want to go to the gym. I was really tired and in a bad mood and just wanted to stay home and curl up on the couch.
At least today I have a good solid reason for not going to the gym, tonight is the open house for the graduate program I'm looking to get into. If all goes well tonight, this will be the first step in the plan.
I feel like I'm finally starting to move forward again.