(Be)Musings on the Road to Fitness

(Be)Musings on the Road to Fitness

Sunday, January 8, 2012

December 31, 2011: A Day That Shall Live In Irony...


Kool Komix by Kim
(Cameo Appearance by Spencer, The World's Happiest Cat)

Finances? Friends? Family? What to focus on in 2012?  Ooooh! How about Fitness? (Yawn. It appears this has been done before?)  Never mind.  If at first you don't succeed, and all that...

So, I purchased a new bike about a month ago, and have ridden it as many as a couple of times.  On New Years Eve morning, as I lay prone on the couch, reading Fitness Blogs, I kept yelling to Bike Guy (to whom I happen to be married) to look at this cute picture, or listen to that funny quote.  He finally looked over at me, in my pajamas, and asked if I’d like him to move his bike out of the way when he left for work, so I could get to mine.  You know, so I could ride it.  What??? 

Eventually, after a lot of blah-blah-blah on my part (and why he puts up with me is anyone’s guess), he oh-so-gently “hinted” at the irony of my lying on the couch reading fitness blogs and, well, um, refusing to exercise.  Little did he know I had been ramping up to a Really Big Endeavor (again...), as evidenced by how many more blogs I had been reading.  Sheesh!  Couldn't anyone tell?? When I told my friend Kim about all of this, she made one of her Awesome Stick Man (People) Comics, and texted it to me. And, Voila, a Blog is Born! 

The Starting Goal: Ride (or Walk, or something) Three Times Weekly, with a once-a-week Blog Check-In.

Let’s face it.  Fitness and I have been mortal enemies for about 10 years now, and it’s time we made peace with one another.  I figure there is nothing like a little public humiliation accountability to get one motivated.  Let’s see how this all plays out, shall we?







Whether you think you can or whether you
think you can't, you're right! ~~ Henry Ford

Coming Up Next: My Bike goes to the Rose Parade, and I go along for the ride...



8 comments:

  1. Ha Ha. Can't wait for the next entry. I like the comics too but I happen to know "bike guy" and his biceps are a lot bigger than depicted.

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  2. "Fitness and I have been mortal enemies for about 10 years now." LOVE IT! I am pretty sure that fitness and I have been mortal enemies my entire LIFE. See, that's why I like you, Adele--we have a common enemy!

    Also looking forward to Spencer's appearances on this blog!

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  3. I love reading this already--I do feel a hint of--well if she can, you can--but I'm trying to smother the feeling and see if I can get fit with you vicariously.

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  4. The cat looks a little chubby. What's his role in your adventure?

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  5. Enjoyed the blog...I too have a problem sticking to fitness plans. I'm best when the weather is grand and I can go on a hike with our dogs. Now that it is rainy, I find getting wildly caught up in some Netflix streaming TV show and then only allowing myself to watch while using my glider or yoga mat helps a lot. Then my aversion to exercise must battle my compulsion to find out what happens next. Last year, I watched the entire Desperate Housewives cannon this way. Good-luck with your plans! I look forward to your next post!

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    1. Hi Joyce, Just came across this Comment, and realized I didn't answer it! Also realized that the weather is becoming grand again soon, so dog hikes are imminent. I like your idea about streaming Netflix while exercising. I am going to try that with my iPhone at the gym. Currently, I'm into Mad Men. :)

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  6. Question, as I consider my own (cough) "fitness plan": Was there a minimum set. Walk or bike HOW FAR/LONG three times a week? Does walking from our room to the bus count as a walk?

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    1. So, when I first started the 3x/week deal, I was focusing on forming a habit. Most anything would count, although the main (unwritten) parameters involved sweat. So, I'd have to say that a walk to the bus may or may not count, depending on how far/long, and how much effort. I'd usually tell myself I could do something small, say, a walk to town and back. That's about a mile. But the trick I play on myself is that I say I can do something short, and then usually end up doing more. I guess if I had to say how much time/distance I'd do at that point, it would be a minimum of a half-hour and/or 1-2 miles. That had to increase fairly quickly, of course, but it was definitely where I started.

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