I’ve been a sloth this summer. A real, 100%, lazy old sloth.
Give me a break, though, k? July was hot. Realllllly mother-effin’ hot. When I got home from work, all I wanted to do was lie in the air conditioning or float in a pool. I didn’t even want to cook things. I ate twigs and berries and celery for a month.
(LIE – I ate poutines and cheeseburgers. I live too close to the chipstand.)
Basically, my activity had dwindled down to nothing. And I was starting to feel like crud.
Oh, I know. I got a Wii, and a Zumba game, and I had that stupid b*tchface Jillian Michaels sitting there, waiting for me. No reason for sloth and laziness.
But I was doing a damned fine job of ignoring it all. I had TV shows to watch and books to read and chips & dip to eat…no time for exercising…nope, not at all…
It hit me this week. After a weekend of stuffing my face and the most exercise I did was the five minute walk home from Audrey & Joey’s (which I’m pretty sure didn’t count after all the rum & coke I drank) – I was hit with the fatty blahs.
Nothing fits. Nothing looks good. Nothing feels good.
And you know what I realized I was really missing? My nightly walks.
I used to go for a walk every night after work. On my really energetic days, I’d walk for over an hour. Some days would be shorter – a 20-minute walk. Either way, at least I was outside, getting some fresh air, and moving.
I couldn’t remember the last time I went for a walk.
So I loaded up the iPod with some new fun walking music, and Tuesday night, I went for a walk. Not a long one. About half an hour. Last night, I did the same.
Also, I’ve been spending some time with my Wii Fit Plus (birthday present, thanks for paying attention, family!) At first, I wasn’t too sure about it. First of all, the damned thing sounds like it says “Ow” when I step on it, and that just didn’t sit well with me. My Facebook friends tell me, though, that it’s okay, it does that for everyone, even the skinny people. Then, the Wii told me I was obese. That wasn’t a shock, but still, kind of mean, no?
Anyways, I don’t think I’m going to lose big pounds with this thing. I played a few balance games the other night and biked for a while, and after half an hour of “activity” it told me I’d burned 16 calories.
16 calories. I think there’s more than that in a stick of gum.
BUT – combined with the walking, and the odd night of Zumba (or, if I’m really feeling like punishing myself, that b*tchface Jillian Michaels) – I think it might work.
At least it’s a start, right? Better than nothing?
And, just because I love music, here’s my new walking playlist:
The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
She’s Dope – Down with Webster
Skinny Genes – Eliza Dolittle
Tonight Tonight – Hot Chelle Rae
Last Friday Night (TGIF) – Katy Perry
Purple Sky – Kid Rock
Walk – Foo Fighters
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Barefoot Blue Jean Night – Jake Owens
Country Song – Seether
These are the songs that are motivating me to move these days. Have any suggestions for me to add to it? Please leave me a comment and give me more ideas!!! :)