Time for a ReBoot

Friday, July 13, 2012
Sigh.  The past weeks have been a bit of a fail in terms of trying to get healthier.  While I haven't gone completely off the rails, my public announcement at work that I'm trying to go Coke free for 30 days failed epically.  I'm still trying and I'm much better in terms of buying cans/bottles of the sugary stuff; I've realized however that what I generally crave is the fountain pop.  Mmmm.  Now that's my version of Crack.  Foodwise, there have been a couple of times where I went out to eat but once was a sub and the other time I ordered tomato soup (worst."soup".ever.) and a grilled cheese sandwich rather than a burger, chicken wings, or something I could pour gravy all over.

I think the real reason I'm not feeling so pleased with my healthy progress these days is that I haven't exercised in a week and a half.  Its been just tooooooo freaking hot out.  Even when it cools off outside, our apartment is scorching hot (sometimes a higher temperature than outside) which makes exercising unthinkable.  However, I put an end to the laziness and excuses today.  A healthy breakfast, a healthy dinner (yes, we had popcorn at the movies... two out of three isn't bad!), and I finally got to excercise once again!

Friday is Fish Day
It was a good five degrees cooler this morning in our apartment and I took full advantage of that.  I grabbed mom's large fan and propped it up beside the treadmill, charged my Nano and hopped on.  The urge to run has been returning slowly but I'm hopeful that it'll stick around for a while.  I managed 29 minutes before I got too hot and had to stop.  13 of those were spent running; I upped my speed which I figured would be too tough but it was quite managable and I was pleased with myself.

Tomorrow, for the first time in months, Mom and I are heading to the pool.  We're both quite excited to get back to aqua jogging although well both likely need a nap before noon.  There's something so soothing about getting in the water and "swimming" from one end to the other.  I tend to zone out (Mom and I "jog" at different speeds) and imagine myself running a marathon.  I focus on the lines on the pool bottom, the next line being my immediate goal.  As they float by beneath me, its as though I'm ticking off the miles.


Ben Ditty said...

It's so hard to get a routine going. Also, to stop drinking soda. I keep telling myself to quit but never do.

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