November 1, 2008

on things I suck at doing...

Apparently I've fallen off the work-out train. Like, big time. I've lost basically all that glorious motivation that had me floating along on my happy little cloud for such a long time. I've lost it, and I'm not sure how, or why, or when - but nonetheless, I find myself spouting off the same excuses these days when I think about going to the gym.

"Is this going to require me needing to actually take a shower and wash my hair before going to work? Psh."
"But Vh1 is having a Celebrity Rehab marathon! Way better than getting sweaty and gross at the gym."
"Meh. Maybe I'll just go after work."
"Meh. Maybe I'll just go tomorrow morning."
"Meh. Maybe I'll just skip the rest of this week and start fresh on Monday."
"No. Not happening. Don't talk to me. You don't know my life."

It's an issue, really. I'm thinking that perhaps it has something to do with the time of year. Come November, all I'm thinking about is eating obscene amounts of baked goods, and covering up any resulting tummy pudge with a nice sweater. (Actually, being that I live in the blistering heat of Southern California, I don't think I even own a sweater. I'll put that on my shopping list.) Bikini season is just so incredibly far away now, that I hardly feel the motivation to go for a nice run. And although I'd like to think that "simply to be healthy" is the only reason for working out, vanity certainly sneaks in there as a close second. It's pathetic, I know. But apparently those teenage insecurities don't magically disappear once you are no longer a teenager. Who would've thought?

The bright side? I've been eating alot of chocolate. (Which I'm not sure is actually a productive bright side, per se, but delicious just the same.) And I've been filling my pre- and post-work days with bits of crafting, pondering the upcoming Christmas decorating of the duplex and coughing up a lung (yes, I'm sick).

Also, I decided that if I had to do any more thinking about what I was going to write about for NaNoWriMo, I'd most certainly break into hives. I think I'm going to put it off until next year. I can't possibly put myself through something if I feel like I'll stress out needlessly as a result.

The bright side? I'm doing NaBloPoMo (find me here!). Which is slightly easier. And in doing so, I won't feel like a complete underachiever.

Now, I'm going to eat some more chocolate. And consider that sweater I need to buy.


  1. This post sounds so much like me.

    I've fallen off the workout train, am doing NaBloPoMo and am eating lots of chocolate right now!

  2. Hey, I'm doing NaBloPoMo, eating alot of chocolate and because I'm a fair bit older than most of y'all I have no choice, I have to work out. Wish I had a choice! :)

    Peace -Rene

  3. You and I were seriously seperated at birth. Seriously.

  4. Girl I am the exact same way lately. I keep getting "too busy" or finding "something else" to sitting on my bum watching tv. Hopefully when we get a dog I'll at least go for more walks. I do intend on going to the gym tomorrow (haven't been in over a month since we moved)...we'll see about that!!!

    Looove the new banner!

  5. After looking at your new banner (I love how the bird just POPS), I think I have my inspiration for my new website. Do you remember way-back-when when I had my and I had my photography portfolio? Anyways, that doesn't really matter because the point is you are wonderful and this banner is just another way you have been inspirational in my life. Love you girl.

  6. Ooh! Love the new header! Blah -- i SERIOUSLY need to get to the gym. I just can't make myself go. Nooooo don't wanna!!! Need to somehow find motivation.

    Hmmm. Considering doing NaBloPoMo ... Should I? Should I?

  7. If it makes you feel any better, I've yet to jump on the workout train. I always mean to, but tomorrow always sounds better. Now it's starting to snow so I need to find an alternative. And as a bonus: I had a brownie & taco chip dip for breakfast.

    I'm trying to give NaBloPoMo a shot.

  8. i can so sympathize with each of those reasons. in fact, i think i've used several of them. i haven't been to the gym since BEFORE WE WENT TO CALIFORNIA IN SEPTEMBER. Lazy ass.

    i haven't been consuming mass quantities of chocolate, but i have been drinking soda like it's going out of style which is super bad also. :(

    i'm doing nablahmofo thingy too, come be my friend because i can't figure out how to friend anyone because i'm SUTPID.


  9. I'm very happy that you are doing NaBloPoMo because I love reading your blogs and daily updates will make it all the better.

  10. I have this too. ,My excuse at the moment is I don't have time, and I actually don't. But even if I did, I still probably wouldn't go.

    I spend at least 8hours hours every week carrying boxes of books up and down stairs, I've decided thats enough.

  11. I wish I could say I've been working out, but I've been slacking too. After the triathlon, I said I'd take a break and, well, I'm still on that break. Tomorrow. Time for a new start.


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