Friday, September 25, 2009

Running Thoughts

Is blogging bad for your health? Maybe just mine. Since I started this blog last July, I've gained nearly ten pounds and added two inches to my waist. I've never been athletic. I reluctantly go to the gym whenever I start getting embarrassed about my weight. Once I achieve my goal, I start slacking off and balloon up again. Thus I've been a yo-yoer my whole life, like Oprah without the billions. But this blog has given me another excuse not to exercise regularly.

Or maybe I'm just a lazy ass SOB who prefers to sit comfortably in front of the computer monitor over sweating it out at the gym. I see my colleagues who train for marathons and triathlons while still achieving a productive work and family life. So what is my excuse? If I'm not careful, I could wind up looking like Marc Andreeson, again without the billions. So tonight I went to the gym for the first time in about three months. It was pathetic. It's amazing how quickly the body deconditions when not regularly trained. I did the most minimal workout ever just so I won't be sore in the next few days and have another excuse for not going to the gym. I only did a little powerwalking on the treadmill and lifted some weights.

But I feel better already. I always feel pumped up after working out. I tell myself I'm going to be a gym rat from now on, no excuses allowed. But life has a way of intruding into these grand plans. I'm just going to have to manage my time better and accept the fact that I have to take good care of myself or nothing else will matter in the long run. If I don't update my blog as often as before, you'll know why. More updates in the future on my exercise program.

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