Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Weighty Matter

Now lest you think I'm all about sunshine and rainbows and kitty cats (my last post may have even gagged me a smidge), there is one aspect of my life in which I'm not at all satisfied.

It's my weight. My winter weight.

You see, I do this every year to myself. Come spring, I begin to think about getting in shape, and by the end of summer/early fall, I finally feel good.

2007 was the year I began running. It helped me both physically and emotionally. I'll NEVER be a size 4, but dammit, I can, errr....could run a half marathon! Running didn't cause me to lose a ton of weight by any means, but when I was in shape, I simply felt STRONGER. And more confident.

Cut to the end of 2007. I ran my last race on Thanksgiving morning. And have proceeded to do nothing since. Nuthin'. Except, of course, to complain about how fat I am...

And so it begins yet again. The calorie counting. The drinking so-much-water-I-could-puke. Removing my coat from the exercise bike where it's hanging and actually riding said bike. Attempting the Fruit Flush diet (a co-worker and I are both going to attempt it next week). Making healthy choices.

(Wahhhhhh! This sucks just typing it!)

So why am I doing this now, in January, the dead of winter in New England, instead of getting fatter procrastinating until the spring? Well, this morning as I was trying something to wear that wasn't too tight I was hit with an A-HA! moment: If everything else is going so well in my life, why wouldn't I do everything in my power to feel good physically?! Duh.

14 comments:

Amanda said...

You silly girl, as soon as you pat yourself on the back for one thing, you beat yourself up for another.

Work out as you can, and if the coat sits on the bike, it'll just make your spring transformation from plump caterpiller to radiant butterfly that much more fantastic.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

No, you do it now so you'll look good in your spring clothes. Because you can't hide under the bulky sweaters in spring. That's my reasoning, anyway.

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Ugh, does this mean you're going to inspire me to get my ass in shape, too? OK, but I'm not giving in easily. When you're in the mood for a pig out day, call me up. :)

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Mrs. Chicky said...

I hate this time of year. You want to get motivated but the weather has other plans. Good luck, girlie!

Jen M. said...

You're awesome for doing this. Comfort food is all I want in the winter, and this is definitely the hardest time of year to diet.

I'm with you on this - together we shall embrace the hunger!

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I do this every year too. I have this year off because I am preggers though (whew!). But no matter how much I ever ran or did cardio, it didn't really help all that much in the weight department. When I started doing weight training, though, just with a light weight, all-over workout, I lost weight without even trying. (Several years ago.) Maybe that will jump start your transformation even more!!!

Mom of 5 said...

Good luck!!!! I'll be going through round 3 this week. :) My clothes are already starting to fit better. It feels good to take control of things and get results.

Lauren said...

My sister and I just joined Weight Watchers online and are loving it...if you're looking for something else to try :-)

Manic Mommy said...

I feel you. Andy's deep in "The Zone" and looking and feeling great. Either I have to drink the sugar-free KoolAid too, or get pregnant. What's that expression about the lady or the lion?

Missives said...

OMG... I'm soooo fat right now. How does this happen? Hmmm... perhaps I should review my own blog where I was going on and on about Cakesters last week...

WA said...

I don't work out in the winter--I just rely on my usual week-long sinus infection to help me lose 5 pounds. It's almost as fun as doing sit-ups.

Darrin said...

Hey.. I'm not at all active during winter. When it's 10 degrees below zero, it's hard for me to get motivated to walk my dog every morning. Poor Pooch.. even she's put on a couple pounds! Oh well.. spring is just around the corner!!

Barb said...

Will you send me the fruit flush diet? Because I've been on Weight Watchers for four weeks now and I've gained two pounds. It's either fruit or just Death By Cheesecake. Which would be a decent option but I wanna look good in my bathing suit before I go head down into a vat of cheesecake. (I don't even LIKE cheesecake that much.)

Corrine said...

best wishes in your challenge to be fit this winter, i recently have been teetering on the idea of getting back into shape and just feeling healthy again...well seems like you know weeks go faster and all of a sudden you go what i could have been down this much or ran that much...well I went to the doctor and was told to take a few pounds off or I'll die...kind of kicked started me...but then I got the flu and am down a few already...kind of a mix happy blessing to be sick...sorry for the babble comment. love you blog...good luck and thanks for the extra motivation!

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