Wednesday, May 02, 2012
So, sometimes my train of thought takes me in odd places, but that's where it led me last night as I was waiting to fall asleep.
Here's some background. I am losing weight. I will not use the word trying. I AM losing weight. Right now, I'm in a period of plateau, and just yesterday came off of a period of self sabotage, but in general, I am losing weight. As you can probably tell by my mere membership with Sparkpeople.
Ignoring my recent nearly two week period of pigging out, I've been doing decently with sticking to my eating plan.
But I haven't worked out. At all. I walk my dog one mile usually, but other than that, I have done no working out.
After reading a few blogs and success stories yesterday, I decided to start working out. While walking my dog, I decided to run. Granted, I don't know if it qualifies as "running" if my dog was still basically walking...
Funny story - He made me trip over him. He has two speeds: walking, and greyhound. When I started jogging, he thought we were running greyhound speed, and when I wasn't running fast enough, he stopped dead and looked at me - I tripped over him because my 236 pound body can't stop that fast! But, I digress.
So, I felt pretty good about my walk/jog with my dog last night, but overall, I'm EXTREMELY out of shape. I would never in my life have considered myself to be "in shape", but when I was in high school, I was the slowest one on the swim team, but I was on the swim team, and I was the goalie on my soccer team, but at least I played. And even in college when I was on no sports team, I still swam and walked to every class. Now I have a desk job, and my one mile walk with my dog on our mildly hilly street leaves me winded.
But, last night, as I was laying down to sleep, I thought about the bear I saw on the news. I live in MD, and I saw a story that many people are outraged because someone in Virginia found a baby bear cub, and the animal control put it down. Then I thought, what if it was a big bear. Then, man, what are you supposed to do if you do encounter a bear? Are you supposed to back away slowly while looking down? No, I don't think that's a bear. Is it climb a tree? I don't remember. Man, I hope it isn't climb a tree, I'd just get eaten by the bear. What if it was a Zombie? They would catch me before I could run away. They would eat me too. Do zombies eat humans? I think they just turn them into zombies. Yeah, if there was a zombie apocalypse, I'd end up as a zombie.
Now that you've heard that whole ridiculous train of thought, here's what I'll end with. I'm determined not to end up as a zombie. As soon as possible, I will be able to run from the zombies, and not get turned into one. That's it. Hopefully this goal is achieved before my wedding in November.