Thinking about it.

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's cold and wet out there. I'm not looking forward to running.

But I am looking forward to being able to say I did it. And making my step goal for the day.

I've been having a bit of difficulty reaching my step goal lately. I put my bike away for the winter already and didn't come close to my mileage goal for the year, but I knew that was going to happen because I've been busy with other things that make me happy. And really, what's the point of being healthy and in shape and going to work and all the things I do, just because I SHOULD, if I'm not doing anything that really makes me happy?

So yesterday, I looked at my FitBit around 8pm and realized I wasn't remotely close to making my goal for the day, but I had plenty of time to change that outcome, and nothing else really going on. Usually when that happens, I just go outside and walk until I hit the goal. Last night it was kinda cold and yucky out and I just didn't feel like wandering around in the dark. So, I got my crap together and set up my Wii in the freshly cleaned out old Rock Band area of the basement and played half the songs on Just Dance 1. Just 1 right after the other until my bracelet buzzed with completion. It worked out pretty good, so I'm happy to have that option in the back of my mind now, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the songs in the game, as well as Just Dance 2 and 3 and Zumba 1 and 2 and EA Sports and maybe Wii Fit, or Wii Sports or Wii Sports Resort. I've got a Tony Hawk game as well that requires a lot of movement.

I'm hoping I stick with it. I went to a wedding this weekend and, for once, I'm pretty happy with how I look in most of the pictures. But then there are a couple that make me cringe. My dress was flattering but I was so uncomfortable in it. I've worn it a few times, and this was the tightest it's ever been. I really probably should have worn something else.

For the first time in a long time, or maybe even ever, I have a glimmer of hope in my heart that maybe one day it'll be my own wedding that I'm going to. And daammit, I want to look good. Maybe getting fit would be easier if I had a hardfast goal in mind, like my own wedding? Or maybe I'd just end up letting myself down as always. So I'd rather keep on trying in the meantime because maybe something will actually stick, and then I won't be scrambling to lose weight with a real deadline.

In any case, it's time to go home and run Week 5, Workout 1 of my Zombie 5K training. I hope this workout is more fun than the last one. (Too much walking in Week 4!)
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