Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Upping the Activity

I wish (oh, how I wish every single day forever and ever) that I was a person to whom exercise came easy, that it was something I looked forward to.  But I'm just not wired that way, wasn't raised that way.  My motivation ebbs and flows, and if I ever feel like I "have" to do it, forget it.  My inner rebel takes over.  I think that this is part of the issue since adopting Tally.  I've felt like I've "had" to get out there and walk and when that inner rebel hears that, all bets are off.

But I've made a concerted effort to get out there daily, often twice daily, with Tally and walk and walk and walk.  And it's been good.  She is such a pleasure to have around the house when she's been walked and my weight has been slowly creeping back down, which always makes me a pleasure to be around.  I also hit the gym on Monday to lift weights for the first time since ??? and though the delayed onset muscle soreness is killing me, I know it's yet another step back in the right direction. 

Tally and I just got back from a brisk 4 miles and will likely get in another 30 minutes or so this evening.  I've found that I actually enjoy the twilight walk, we all sleep so nice afterward and 30 minutes away from the television on my nights off isn't going to kill me, right? 

I spent most of the walk listening to the cruise radio podcast  which is really revving me up because in just 79 days, Rob and I are going to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in a balcony cabin aboard the Norwegian Sun!!!!  The ship departs on New Year's Eve day, we'll celebrate our anniversary along with ringing in 2012 (I can't wait to kick 2011 to the curb) on board and then spend a week sailing around the Caribbean.  Isaac better be ready with those umbrella drinks.  

But before the cruise, we have to tackle the JDRF Diabetes Walk is this Saturday.  In case you haven't had a chance to donate, CLICK HERE, it's for a wonderful cause.  We've already almost doubled our goal, so a million thanks to all of you who have so generously contributed so far.  

That's all for now, I hope you are enjoying your Wednesday and have a wonderful rest of the week.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for a cruise!

    I am lucky that I found a love for exercise. Or at least some exercises :D.

    I used to totally hate, hate exercise because I went about it all wrong. Once I discovered biking and lifting, those made me feel so good that I really want to do those things.

    Plus, I like working out first thing in the morning and get it done for the day LOL.