Monday, March 1, 2010

A cadence imperfect

And look at that - it's March. I got the full five points yesterday, which is great. Didn't eat anything, which is also great. I also rediscovered my love of Crystal Light, which will be indispensable in my quest to drink enough water.

For my exercise I ran a mile, and did 50 one-leg squats for each leg plus a 1-minute plank, pilates 100, and another 150 crunches. I plan on focusing on 2-3 areas each day for strength training, and doing enough to be sore the next day. For cardio, I'm thinking of alternating each day of general running with a day of sprints, and trying to gradually increase my distance for both.

I hate that I've never been consistent enough about exercising to get in really good cardiovascular shape. This time around I'm going to stick it out long enough to actually see improvement. I'm not going to try to do too much; instead I'm going to do what I can, and eventually that limit will increase.

I'm trying to change my mindset about my past as well. Instead of feeling like a failure when I reminisce about the times I was thin, I'm going to look at that as inspiration and focus on how much better I felt about myself. I made it there once; I can certainly do it again.

Now that it's March, I no longer have any time for screwing up if I want to look good when the weather gets nice. I don't want to be stuck at home, fat and miserable, when I could be out on my friend's boat having fun. I have 25 days until the weekend snowboarding trip, and if I do really well I'm hoping to be in the 120's by then. I may be able to avoid getting in the hot tub, but I definitely have to wear my snowboarding gear and I want it to actually fit.

So in light of that, I'm off to do my five sprints and drink some water. :)


  1. I can feel it. Right now I can feel it. On the couch behind me is Evil Personality. My hands are shaking. My face is starting to burn, my mind is starting to clench, my heart is going to stop. I can feel the tears swell up and drip slowly down my soft face. I'm surprised I’m still writing. You are about to observe what it is like for me to talk to evil personality....


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