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I Just Don't Care.....

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today I stepped way out of my comfort zone and not only did my wogging outside, but also wore shorts. Normally, I'm on the treadmill at the gym (usually during times when there are not a lot of people around) and wearing long work out pants. My route took me in a loop down Park Avenue from my street to the Helmsley Bldg, under the one underpass I turned and came back uptown thru the other underpass, then back uptown to the Armory where I turned (before the big hill) and came back down town. Along the way, a few things crossed my mind...

My thighs jiggle when I run -- hell when I walk!, but I just don't care.
My belly is still poochy, but I just don't care.
My "running" is uneven and the speed is inconsistent, but I just don't care.
Other real joggers were passing me left and right, but I just don't care.
By the end of each of the "run" parts I'd be sweating and panting, but I just don't care.
I wasn't covering as much ground as I would have in the gym, but I just don't care.
The sidewalk is a LOT harder than the treadmill, but I just don't care.

When I came back to my building and was collecting my keys from my doorman, I said "Fitness sucks!". I was half joking at the moment. He asked if I'd been out jogging to which I replied that I had. He said that was awesome and that I, with sweat pouring down my face and stinky, looked great! And I have to admit, that at that moment -- sweaty and stinky -- I felt great! Because I had wogged 2.5 miles outside, in shorts, and hadn't given up! I completed today's program and finished week 3 and I felt sweaty and stinky and exhilerated! And that's an awesome feeling!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUEAZZI 8/21/2012 10:31AM

    Great attitude! emoticon emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 8/20/2012 5:36PM

    Bravo to you! All you can do is the best you can with what you've got. You are doing that and it's fabulous.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/20/2012 5:53AM

    emoticon wogging! And an even more awesome case of the I Don't Cares! Never worry about the speed, you're still way faster than everyone sitting on the couch.

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A-STRONGER-ME 8/20/2012 5:44AM

    With this "particular" "I don't care" attitude - you are headed straight for success!! Keep up the good work!!

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IRISH813 8/19/2012 7:33PM

    emoticon Love it!!! emoticon

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GLASSART43 8/19/2012 6:55PM


Good for you! Taking care of yourself is the healthy thing to do.

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SHINTON1618 8/19/2012 5:19PM

    That's awesome! Good for you!

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PAMATX 8/19/2012 5:14PM

    That's fantastic! Love this blog!

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GETSTRONGRRR 8/19/2012 5:00PM

    Good on you little sister!

You're absolutely right to not care about that scheisse! It's the after-effect and the long-term effect that you're after!

Another one of my favorite sayings I'll pass on to you, "I may not be the strongest or the fastest, but I sure as hell will be the toughest!"


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EARTHMOTHR 8/19/2012 4:43PM

    Yay, you. You are a terrific person with a great attitude. You are not only self-motivating, you are an inspiration and motivation to me every day! emoticon

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    I love your attitude! I care too much and I wish I could be more like you "whatever" people! What really matters is you feel great and you're making your fitness happen! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/19/2012 4:02PM

    Woohoo!!! Way to go!

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THOMS1 8/19/2012 3:42PM

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4NANAM 8/19/2012 3:36PM

    Wonderful!!!!! I find that when I care about the things that you mentioned I get depressed into thinking that I'm just not doing well - well I am doing the best I can and that is all that matters and that is what we should care about. emoticon

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