Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Accountability

I really had to gird my loins to get myself to the gym this morning. I'm not sure why some of my old resistance is creeping back but I'm working through it. I pushed myself hard during my weight lifting (I managed one set of underhand grip lat pulldowns at 84 pounds after being stuck at 72 pounds for so long) and carried on with 20 minutes of balls out intervals even though I wanted to quit. In the interest of accountability, I'm letting you know that I'm going for a nice long walk tomorrow. No excuses, no mucking about in the morning. Just me, my iPod and a warm May morning! Feel free to call me on it.

How do you psych yourself up for exercising when you really don't want to?

After the gym I went food shopping. This lazy funk I'm experiencing led me to Kroger just across from the gym rather than making the drive to Harry's. Ugh! It was a less than stellar experience. The produce section is so small and the processed crap goes on for miles. The organic selection is truly lacking and what's there is so overpriced. I came away with much less than I would have at Harry's (which used to be an indoor farmer's market but is now owned by Whole Foods but retains a lot of the original farmer's market qualities) but still ended up dropping nearly $150. That amount of money gets me at the very least some amazing local and regional organic produce without compromising. Lesson learned.

I am learning even more now that I'm well into The Omnivore's Dilemma. I urge you, no-I BEG YOU- to get this book and read it. If you are even the least bit interested in your health and the quality of food that you put into your body, you NEED to read this book. It's utterly engrossing and I can't wait to pick it back up.

I hear my juicer calling me, so I best answer.

4 comments:

  1. Hang in there and work through it. You'll feel better for overcoming. You're fortunate to have the time available to do it. To whom much is given, much is expected. Make the most of your time.

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  2. I've read that book. Quite good. We try to eat local whenever we can, particularly with meat.

    I just get the exercise done. It's not negotiable for me, ever.

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  3. I know! It opened my eyes so much I dont think I could ever shut them again.
    I am blessed that I am actually in VA near Polyface farms.

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  4. Penny...do you visit Polyface often? What is it like? That avatar looks familiar, are one of the BPAL.org forumites? Ok, enough questions.

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