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Third workout for tonight?

Friday, January 25, 2013

There’s nothing quite like applying for a job (that I know I’ve actually got a shot at) to really boost the weight loss efforts. Directly after applying for the job online, I braved the great outdoors for a brisk walk throughout my neighborhood.

Walking outside… twice in one week? Who do I think I am - a consistent exerciser?

I need to slow it down before I get a reputation around here as a street walker. Hmm… street walker. Why do I feel that label has been used before for something other than exercise related? I’ll have to come up with another term for what I do before I accidentally brag to my grandma about my recent street walking success.

There is one lady across the street who’s a ‘walker’. Not a street walker though (at least I don’t think). Several times a day she’ll slowly wander up and down the street talking on her cell. Every time we see her we duck down and whisper, “Shh! The walker’s out!” like she’s carrying some kind of zombie virus and we’re afraid of attracting her attention. And no, it hasn’t gotten old yet.

Back on topic Kristina!

Ok. So I applied for a job and I think it’s a perfect fit for me. The only problem is that I’ll be outdoors a lot during the day. That’s not a problem unless of course you happen to live south of the Mason-Dixon Line. And Florida would definitely qualify as one of those states. Most of the time, you do not want to leave the comfort of air conditioning during the warmer months (which for us is March – September) unless it's absolutely necessary. And even then you're just going from an air conditioned house to an air conditioned car to an air conditioned store and back again. Are you starting to get it? Here in the south, we live by the air conditioning and we die by the air conditioning. Seriously - so many old people die in Florida during the summer because of heat stroke. Seriously.

Needless to say, being a big girl in the Florida heat and humidity does not a happy girl make. So I need to lose a lot of additional poundages and I need to get a hurry on it.

Oh and not only will this job be in a mostly outdoor setting – the uniform would also be shorts. I’m inwardly cringing at the thought of shoving these tree trunks people refer to as legs into shorts right now.

I already did my workout for the night (in addition to my brisk walk earlier today) but I’m seriously considering doing it again. It’s still early in the evening and those imaginary shorts aren't getting any bigger...

Update: I just did an additional 20 minutes on the treadmill. Not much but any little bit helps...
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    Well, obviously the zombie virus is spreading, since there you go, walking the streets like that lady. If you ever start talking on your phone during one of these strolls, the infection will be complete...
    1855 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    I think you are right about the street walker label, so you may want to stay away from that one. But then when you just say 'walker' I think of The Walking Dead show and they call the zombies 'walkers'. I guess you just can't win because that really isn't a positive label either. I'm sure you will come up with something! Other than that, great job on getting in 3 seperate workouts for the day! Also, good luck on the job getting!
    1856 days ago
  • ADORE83
    You always make me laugh... Keep at it, you look great, and good luck. I hope it all works out for you. emoticon
    1856 days ago
  • KREESE116
    I completely understand what you mean about the Florida heat and shorts. I'm in Southern FL and I cannot tell you the last time I have worn anything other than jeans or slacks outside! I am NOT a shorts person. I will wear skirts once in a while to work, but shorts are just not cute on me! They just do not look flattering on my thunder thighs hehe! I dont think I've been in a bathing suit (mind you all mine are from when I was "skinny") in about 7 yrs! Havent been to the beach (which is about a mile from my house) in about 10 years haha! Now I just hibernate in my cold a/c lol turning as pale as a ghost or zombie.

    I wish you luck with the new are definitely courageous for willing to work outside in the heat! But hey, at least you can get a little tan going (that's one bright side to it). And congrats on the workouts! Oh another bright side to working outside is maybe you will lose weight faster will all the heat/sweating. Best of Luck!!!
    1856 days ago
    Don't worry about your reputation as a street walker hahaha embrace it! This job could be just what you need nothing like sweating off the lbs hahaha I hope you get it , it sounds like you really want it and I think your right it's going to be a great fit for you! emoticon
    1856 days ago
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