that's me. playing at CBGB's.
still my favorite picture of this kid.
Ah, winter. The season of dry skin, drafty windows and homicidal sidewalk plow operators. This is the most difficult season for me health and exercise-wise. I live in a very hilly area and the ice is thick and ill-tempered. The street and sidewalk plows and regular drivers on the road make it very dangerous to attempt my normal walking excursions with my dog and he, my main motivator to climb that next hill, see what's around that corner and jog this next stretch just to see how happy it makes him, he takes about 10 steps out the door and starts doing a wimpering dance from how the ice and salt hurts his paws. (And i've tried those bootie things for them, he hates them and won't walk at all until you take them off. Rasputin is not in to clothing.)
I suppose i should also fess up that before my wedding in September I weighed 135 and since then I'm back up to 145. I told myself i deserved a break. What's a little ice cream and fried food after a very stressful couple of months? eh? Well, it's apparently 10 pounds. And that's unexceptable.
So! What am i doing about this? First off the fried food is out. Grilled, boiled, baked only. Ice cream, soda, that beer after work, gone. Unfortunatly my walking route is temporarily gone, it will return in the spring with the pavement and the less crazy drivers.
I've added in daily wild and crazy laps around the apartment, up on the couch and over the chair and spinning in place and jump attacks with my dog. I've solidified my strength training routine and am targeting muscles that should make it easier to return to mountain climbing with the pup in the spring. And, with inspiration from my good friend Kim, I've started up a Zombie Hunter Spark group for general support and hopefully some friendly competition.
I want to sleep at night and be truly awake during the day. i want to stop hesitating before climbing a big flight of stairs and i want that chunk of my back that never moved on it's own before to stop moving. i want to climb mountains again. i want to touch my toes. i want to swim against the current and not be afraid that i might not have enough energy to make it back to the rock. i want to walk my dog up in the hilly residential area and not keep telling him to slow down. i want to be healthy again.
i'm trying to find a cardio work out i'm comfortable with but really works me that i can do in the morning before work. unless there's ice, solid rain, or serious wind and snow i walk to work and after i walk my dog for at least an hour. it's hard right now, winter stays in this town for along time.
i'm trying to eat healthier. better food isn't the problem so much as portion control and eating when i'm bored. i cook for a living but not so much at home so healthy snacks and ingredients that don't spoil quickly are a focus.
i don't have a real 'program'. i wouldn't mind having one, it's just been difficult finding one that fits with my personal situation and physical surroundings.
i'm a procrastinator. born and raised in the north country where life motivation doesn't exactly spring forth from the ground in too many places.
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Hey Bean, take a day off and come see me. :)
2425 days ago
Sorry about the double-click... stupid mouse!
2930 days ago
Comment edited on: 4/20/2009 9:51:53 AM
Hi Bezele. I love the zombie team! A truly innovative way to look at fitness and preparation for real action! Function rules the day with us Zombie Hunters, not looks - and looks will follow function!
2930 days ago
Zombie group status: joined. Success! I'm hoping the fear of iminent zombie attack will help inspire me to get back off my lazy keister and work out again. I mean SOMEONE has to save the world... or whatever.
3024 days ago
Ok, the group is a neato idea. Really do need a picture. It would be funny if you could find a picture of a zombie working out... As I am baking baby-bread at the moment, I don't really get on this page much and haven't been pushing myself to exercise, eat fewer calories, etc. I exercise when I feel I need to, when my body asks for it, and I eat healthily enough, but frequently. I told you Kev got laid off right? Well it hasn't been a week yet and he has another job, albeit with his old company as a job coach. Not the best thing ever, but we'll have extra insurance when the kid is born. Brrrr.....I think I need to get under my covers for warmth. This negative 20 degrees crap has officially gotten old.
3025 days ago