Monday, July 20, 2009


We all have things going on in our lives that give us the excuse to not get it together, and I have a bagful, but they are just excuses. I know that by staying healthy and fit I'm way better equipped to handle the crap that gets thrown at me on a day-to-day basis.

Despite several aborted attempts, I have not maintained any real focus this summer when it comes to exercise and healthy eating. I went to Weight Watchers and was feeling really gung-ho about losing the 10 lbs I wanted to lose, but when I got to the magic number, my focus dropped and I started slagging off on exercise and eating crap at meal times. I had a pretty good wakeup call this morning when (TMI alert) I noticed that my bra is starting to spill over with the abundance of chest that I'm sporting. I am NOT going to buy new bras - they are too expensive and I'd rather save my money for something good.

It's like I'm trying to roll a giant boulder (not my chest), and I'm great as long as I keep moving and don't let my focus shift. If I let my focus lag just a bit, that boulder is impossible to move. That's where I am right now; headed uphill, bracing the boulder so it doesn't roll backwards and squash the crap out of me. I'm just looking for a little reserve of strength to get it rolling in the right direction.

So today I'm going to journal my food, I'm going to get (at least) 30 minutes of exercise, and I'm going to eat 6 servings of veg/fruit.


Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hey there! I was just going through emails and realized I never responded to your secretary question. I'm so sorry I missed it, it got buried in my inbox. Have you worked on the secretary yet? I would suggest using latex paint. Not only is oil paint hard to find these days but it is difficult to work with. When you are ready to repaint in the future, you won't be able to go over it with latex. The white oil paint also yellows over time.

You could paint just the back of the glass area a subtle color to match your decor. Then your white dishes will really pop out! Have fun with it and I'd love to see pics!

POD said...

Is it hot there? Do you have cancer? Did you fall off a bike and break your arm?
Did your bf break up with you?
If you answered no to any of the above questions, you have no excuses for not exercising and eating right, taking care of yourself, doing what you can do to nurture yourself. Come on.
Get it going, Sisyphus.

P/F said...

I have no good excuse POD. not one.

That's why I'm forcing myself to care about this preventing Diabetes project I started a few years ago, and freaking follow through.

I am going to exercise right now.

(And Michelle, thanks for the info, I'm still torn, because of all my painted furniture I love how well my white oil-painted coffee table's held up in relation to everything else. Not really into the VOCs from oil paint though.)

POD said...

Preventing Diabetes is a noble cause. I have a friend who has it and she doesn't seem that concerned.