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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!

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