Light at the End

Been going to the gym daily this week, went three days last week, and I’m down 10 lbs (huzzah!)

I’ve no illusions of being lean and athletic, but I definitely want to get in a lot better shape and feel better (this part is already happening). I’d be happy with having a lot more clothing options to be honest.

It’s improved my overall mood and made me feel like there is a reason I get up so early. In fact, this morning I only hit snooze once!

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No Zombies Here.

My body has not been terribly cooperative the last while about switching to days.  I have to force myself to bed, and then I just lay there flipping from side to side until the sandman finally pays me a visit.  After two days off, you would think it would be worse than it was during the week.  Apparently, something saw fit to conk me out with a figurative mallet and I was able to be sound asleep before 10:30 (I was falling asleep on the couch at 9:00 pm).

I woke up this morning feeling rested and mentally alert for the first time in a long time. It’s a nice feeling, especially since I’m about to go to the gym and do a full workout.  I didn’t even balk at getting out of bed, and that’s usually a thing.  I have to say that going to the gym is probably contributing to the forced change in schedule, after all, what better way to get yourself to settle down early than to start the day with a workout?

The gym, I go to for multiple purposes.  I want to lose weight, for one.  I also want to be just generally healthier, take up some active hobbies maybe.  I’ve been exploring poi for some time now, and would like to eventually learn fire poi.  Mostly, I just want to feel good in my clothes.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say I have, and I know it’s up to me to work at that.

It’s nice starting the day awake, though!

 

I Wanna be a Loser

Weight, that is. 

Tonight I rekindle my romance with the gym, and that isn’t a bad thing. I’ve battled my weight since my teens and I’ve always allowed rough times to go to my hips…and my ass… and everything else. The last year has been a doozie so now I need to make an effort to lose the bulge so I can feel better.

Not gonna lie, two Sourpuss dresses I bought a while ago might (definitely) play a part in my motivation.