Gaaaaahhh….. I hate working out.

But, alas. I must. So, for the 89087890th time, I am challenging myself to be healthier and to lose that extra 5-10 lbs. that are so pesky on my thighs. It’s something that is so attainable with a little discipline, but for some reason it’s soooo hard for me to do! But this time, I am going to try and take a different approach. Instead of hitting the gym (which I absolutely despise), I’m going to try and do things that are enjoyable for me that trick me into working out. A few of those forms of exercise that I came up with are biking (which my dad and I are going to start doing together), swimming laps at Fran and Keets community pool (something I’ve never done for working out, but should be fun), Yoga (my absolute fave.) and running (I loathe running. So so so much). All of these things I’m very excited about except the running which, as much as I hate, I feel is a necessity…I won’t be doing a lot of it, but just enough to be in a healthy enough place that the mention of the words “Do you want to go on a run with me?” don’t send shivers up my spine. So, as of today, I have 90 days until school let’s out (THANK YOU, JESUS!) and during those 90 days, I am going to do something physical 6 days a week. I am a little leery of this challenge because there have been so many before it that have died an early death by cookies and 90 days is a long time! So, in order to make this challenge seem less massive and scary, I am going to just try and do it one day at a time. One healthy choice at a time. I can totally do this…Hopefully. I kind of suck at follow through.
Speaking of follow through….. I have a confession….remember that whole Lent thing? The whole Lent thing that I promised I would do for 45 days….well, I didn’t exactly follow through on that one…oops? Ok. These are the facts. I really could have finished it; It was not that hard for me. The hard part was, as I predicted, missing out on fun times with my firends! So, I caved. All I have to say is that Wahoo’s on Sunday tasted pretty good after church. :/….BUT, even though I failed, I have majorly cut down on my restaurant in-take and continue to do so. And for that, I think God will let the whole suffering for 45 days thing slide.
So, here we go on a new day, a new adventure, a new challenge. I will keep you posted. And I really want to succeed, but admittedly, I am pretty low on the self-confidence levels for this one. But, I need to succeed at something. I need to finish something. Ugh….why is this so hard for me!?! I just want to feel good about myself for once. I will do this. I can do this!

A cool website that allows you to track distance on your run. This will be my starting out point. 2 miles ain’t bad, right?
http://js.mapmyfitness.com/embed/blogview.html?r=aa13423c7e4f0c45fb5818ba2046229d&u=e&t=run

2 thoughts on “Gaaaaahhh….. I hate working out.

  1. Yeah juj!! I'm doing the same thing right now so we can try and keep each other accountable. It is for sure hard but you can do it. It's so rewarding too in the end. Hope you are doing well. 🙂
    love, Tracy

  2. I am so with you on the running girl! I absolutely hate it so I do other things like you are trying to do. I can't remember if you have a gym membership or not, and I know you said you don't like the gym, but you should try out some of their classes if you haven't because they are pretty fun and add a nice change to your work out. Like Tracy and I took Kick Boxing and it was kind of hard but, hey, at least we were sweating and having fun trying something new and not just running a loop in our neighborhood. I don't think Tracy particularly like it.haha but I did…and I think I was telling you about the dance class I was going to at 24 hour which I thought was a blast! Anyway, you might want to consider that. ALSO…you are coming line dancing with me sometime because it is sooooooooooooo much fun and actually a work out kind of!ha Well, it sounds like a hard challenge but I know you can do it!!! -Tenin

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