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Might as well go shopping

Friday, May 07, 2010

It's no secret among my friends that I love shopping. But instead of buying more clothes that HOPEFULLY won't fit me in a few months, I'm going to go shopping after work for workout gear! I usually focus on food when I try to lose weight, assuming that the exercising will happen when I'm a little smaller and less embarassed to go to the gym (I've been paying for about 2 years for a gym membership that I have literally used zero times. I don't even have a gym ID set up yet). Instead, this time, since the weather is nice, I'm going to start moving - and moving outside! I live four blocks away from Central Park - there's no excuse not to get out there and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

I'm focusing on the couch-to-5K right now - a simple, not overwhelming way to get myself in gear. Unfortunately, I've NEVER been into running - even in high school when I was swimming three hours a day, I just could not run. So, back then, since I was in shape (over 50 pounds lighter than I am now), I didn't bother trying to get into running. That changes today. Hopefully, in a year's (or less) time, I can proudly say that I am a RUNNER.

So, back to shopping. I have some ideas for what I need. I already have a good pair of running shoes that have barely been used (but I've had them for 6 months, go figure). I'll need new running pants (definitely don't think my legs are quite at the point where they should be running around in shorts just yet) and t-shirts/tank tops (maybe I can get my shoulders nice and tan while I work out). New sports bra, a pedometer (I'm going to start tracking my steps, I think that'll be a good motivator to start walking to/from work). And I REALLY have to charge my ipod! So much to look forward to!


Starting again, for the last time

Friday, May 07, 2010

Well, well, well. After toying with the idea for some time, today is going to be DAY ONE. Day one of getting back into taking the time and energy to act healthfully. It's been a year and a half of bad choices, bad choices that have seen about 30 pounds packed onto my frame. I want to get rid of those, plus about 30 more in order to get to a place where I know I will feel light, energetic and healthy. DAY ONE!

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