Sunday, February 5, 2012

Workout Update

I started out great!


See- I wrote this on 1.8.12:


I know I said I would update once a month but I'll forget.


I also wanted to put in writing how proud I am of myself.


I've been to the gym every morning this week! I've exercised each day between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes.  I've cut down on snacks, sodas, and fried foods.  But I had one moment of doubt.  That happened today (01.08.12).  I was on the treadmill today and a few machines away was a tall, thin woman tearing up the treadmill.  For a moment, I didn't want to be there, near this statuesque woman.  Then I had a talk with myself. I said, "I can't change my height. I'm 5'6". I can change my weight however I cannot change my body frame and if I were to get to her weight the rumors would begin: you know she's smokin' crack...."




I saw the difference in how I felt and looked after only about two weeks of working out and watching what I ate.


Then I fell off dramatically.


I haven't been to the gym in two and a half weeks. I haven't worked out at home in a week in a half.
AND I fell off the wagon and began eating terribly again- breads and fried foods and SNACKS! Not to mention sodas....dammit.  We all got sick two weeks ago then everything went to shit!


I need a kick in the ass and this is where an awesome workout partner would come in handy. A kick ass partner. One who will call me at 5:30am and say,"Get your fat, unhealthy ass outta bed and meet me at the gym! NOW!" Because THAT'S what I need to hear sometimes. It slips my mind that I have hypertension (AKA high blood pressure) that I am taking medication DAILY to maintain and that I don't want to DIE from something preventable. And sometimes it slips my mind that I want to be able to walk up the stairs without huffing and puffing. Oh, and sometimes it slips my mind that I want to look better in my clothes. So, yeah, I NEED that sometimes.


But until then, I'll have to motivate and re-motivate myself.  Tonight, before bed, I will try on those jeans.  That'll definitely get my ass up and out in the morning.  My original goal was to get into the motivation jeans comfortably by July. Well, I have to get at least half way there by April because my girlfriends and I have booked a girls weekend getaway in New Orleans and I have to be ready for that.


Gym tomorrow. Prep today.


Hoisting myself back upon the wagon. Twitter handle: @karmacolbert