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I'm Definitely Not Perfect

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Whoops. There it went, another couple of months of COMPLETE slacking.

Seriously.

I haven't been to the gym since December when Yoda quit.

And while I feel badly about it, I have a really good excuse.

I'M ENGAGED!

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Yup. This single gal will be getting married on August 3rd to the guy she met online in December.

Also, he bought me a house. I won't be moving in until I'm married, but he's living there now.

Want to know the best part??

We're remodeling the FIVE CAR GARAGE so that it's a two car garage and a GIANT gym. I am not even kidding. This gym will have treadmills, weights, a boxing ring, a television, yoga mats, and a whole bunch of other stuff. I will have absolutely no excuse to not work out.

I've been being really hard on myself for slacking. I mean, I know what I need to do in order to lose weight. I know what foods are good for me and what foods are only good for weight gain and laziness. I know that Yoda is going to kick me when he finds out just how much I haven't been doing.

But then I started thinking. Before I started this journey, I didn't know those things. I didn't feel guilty about eating cheese fries and about watching more tv than anyone in the world. I never even thought about it. But now, even as I've been slacking (and gaining some weight back), I think about everything. When I eat a cheeseburger, I think about how I should probably get a salad. When I have a completely inactive day I think about how I should probably go for a run or at least do some situps.

So, I know what to do. I just don't do it.

I dubbed the past few summers "The Summer of Me" and I focused on myself a lot. This summer is the Summer of Just Do It.

It's not that hard. I know what to eat. Just do it. I know I should work out. Just do it. I know that drowning lettuce in salad is wrong and that I should substitute cottage cheese or something. Just do it.

I think the Nike company got that slogan right. It's simple. It's easy. It doesn't involve research or anything. All it requires is ACTION on my part. All I have to do is turn right instead of left (yes, a shameless Doctor Who reference) in order to change my life. It's a choice. I can choose to not do it, or I can JUST DO IT.

So, I'm back! There's a 5K in a couple of weeks and I'm going to run it. I won't be running it fast or breaking personal records, but it's a starting point. From there I can improve every day and hopefully look my best on my WEDDING DAY!!! (Nope, not excited about that at all!) emoticon

I miss you all. I miss the support you give me and the examples that you all are. I miss reading your blogs and feeling bursts of inspiration and motivation. I miss sharing successes as well as failures with you.

So, I'm back. Starting today, I'm just going to do it.

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