Look at this! Just look!
I am the world’s worst at buying a new gadget with the intentions of putting it to work for me. Sometimes, it works out great. Those gadgets are usually kitchen-oriented in nature. On the other hand, I find myself spending a lot of money on other items that just gather dust because the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Exercise. I hate it. I don’t want to hate it. I want to love it, but I can’t get past hating it in order to love it.
I have bought so many exercise “gadgets” over the past 25 years. It’s kind of scary, really. I’ve joined gyms, thinking that if I have a place to go, I’ll go. Nope.
I’ve bought new work-out clothes and shoes, thinking that if I looked the part, I’d BE the part. Nope.
Back in the days of the VCR, I had Sweatin’ to the Oldies, volumes 1, 2 & 3. I had other tapes as well. Did I use them? Rarely. I always felt so silly bouncing around the living room by myself.
I’ve bought rollerblades. Nope.
I’ve bought weights and jump ropes. Uhn-uh.
I’ve bought DVD’s. No.
I bought a really great bike last year! It’s sad, really.
I have been at a plateau in my weight loss for 2 – 3 months. I’m bouncing back and forth between 55 – 60 pounds lost, and it’s driving me crazy.
It’s time for an intervention.
I have to add some physical activity into my life. There’s just no way around it. It has to be done. I’m not happy about it, but I have a goal, and that goal is to reach my goal weight this year, and if I don’t get back to losing, history shows that I’ll get back to gaining.
So, I am pledging to myself to start out doing 3 days per week of some type of physical activity. I have lots of options from which to choose. I’ll report weekly on what I did. Being accountable to you, my readers, is the ONLY way I’m going to make it work for me.
Also, I have a running instructor scheduled to speak to our support group on April 4th with the goal of training those who attend for a 5K by September. I fully plan to take part in that, too.
And that bike in our storage building? We are going to get more acquainted come spring.
Who’s with me?