Jarrad and I went grocery shopping last night after seeing Pirates (which I thought was pretty good) at Food Lion and worked on buying healthy stuff to cook this week instead of eating out. The goal is to not eat out at all. This means i’ll be doing quite a bit of cooking! Im kind of excited about it! 🙂
Im watching a show on Discovery Fit and Health about the worlds youngest schizophrenic. Its pretty amazing.
I got up this morning, did my Wii fit body test and went to the gym. Pretty normal day. I did a mile in 15 minutes and 30 seconds. This is kind of a big deal because its better than what I could do senior year of high school. Granted, just by about 2 minutes…but it makes me feel good. So, yay.
Ivey sent me this link earlier on my Facebook and I thought it was a really good read…
I’ve biked to and from work 4 times in the past week and it’s been great.
I forgot how good it feels to be cruising along with the breeze all around. The ride at 6:45am is relaxing and a great early morning workout.
Now, onto the hard part………food.
I’ve no one to blame but myself, I just can’t seem to consistently make good decisions when it comes to food.
Hoping that getting into the groove of biking more often will help that.
I’ll be back.
So almost everyday the past week I’ve either went to the gym, biked, or both. I feel good except for the fact that I haven’t been watching what I’ve been eating. I know what I need to do as far as exercise is concerned and I know what I need to do as far eating goes, its just really hard to do them both. Food has not only been a form of sustenance for me, but a source of comfort. I’m just beginning to learn that I don’t need all I eat and I need to find a way to replace eating during my downtime or when I’m upset. I know this is unbelievably cliche, but its so so true. And when I do feel the compulsion for comfort food, I need to find better foods to take comfort in. There is no way I can be perfect, no one can. We all need our moments to let go and indulge, but I really really need to control that impulse.
I’m been doing the stuff on the wii fit, but I question its accuracy because it has given me some really really strange readings the past few times. I wonder if its because of the carpet? Would it work better on a hard surface? I might have to Google that…
But for now, I need to go shower after my bike ride and head to work until 10:00!
Jarrad and I bought bikes. He’s ridden his the last 2 days to work and home and I’ve been taking an hour or so and riding around the neighborhood! I have declared today a lazy day, however, because honestly….my butt and legs hurt. Monday I rode about 5 miles and Tuesday I did 7.7 (partly because I got lost and had to stop to Google Map it, haha, thank God for smartphones…). I bought this nifty little computer thing that tells me how fast I’m going and the distance. Also have been keeping up with the Wii fit and doing a couple exercises. I started at 220.7 and the next day it shot me up 5 pounds, but as of yesterday I was back down to 220.5. Yay. I’m hoping the body tests will be motivation to keep up with the whole diet/exercise thing…because it doesn’t lie and I can’t change what it has to say.
I love it, but I positively loathe the machine at the same time. Its nice how easy it makes working out, but at the same time there is no escape from the cold hard truth of its mechanical nature. I expected it to be easy, like yeah, whatever, this is a video game…but no. 10 minutes in and I had broken a sweat already. Which is awesome, don’t get me wrong. I just have to make myself get on there and do that body test at least every other day.
Anyways, the long ass post from last night is a paper I wrote for my Writing & Activism class. I thought it pertinent to this blog and decided to share it.