Get in shape girl!

14 Jun

I hope I do not incite too many seizures with the images above.

Exercise has been added to my life this week and I have to say it has been painful and down right awesome.

Right now I am just walking. In my mind I am able to walk out my door and jog for at least a couple of minutes. In reality I can barely maintain a brisk walk with intermittent brief moments of jogging. To be honest the jog is probably like some slow motion movie scene showing someone run. I am like Amy Poehler in the Body Fusion video above…1 pounds weights…too much…pencils aka penthills…no way…air um hmm just right.

I had myself convinced I could skip tonight because well, I walked yesterday. As I sat in my recliner with trash TV playing, I was battling in my head. I really wanted to work out, but it is just so easy to talk myself out of moving if I am not careful.

I am pinpointing that excuses are not just about being lazy with me, they are my insecurities and self doubt.

Monday I was almost immobile from walking over 2 miles on Sunday (my first day out), but the rest of the time I have not had a legitimate reason not to go out and walk. I put on my way too big headphones, with the way too long and too thick cord, I carry that phone alternating hands, and I look ghetto and not at all like I do this often…But I am doing it.

Every great day on the diet and work out I complete, makes me happier, more proud of myself, and more self assured. It all boils down to control. I have self control and am not giving into impulses. I politely turned down catered lunch at work this week and enjoyed my nuked leftover brussel sprouts. I felt content with myself instead of feeling guilt and regret. It is a glorious feeling that out weighs how good anything tastes.

I leave you with a photo of my very first workout equipment. I do believe I had the entire Get In Shape Girl collection complete with “Fitness Ribbons”. I am thinking I should locate a cassette player and take up my ribbon dancing days. I had moves.

Please share any gloriously hideous memories from childhood or just yak at me below!

4 Responses to “Get in shape girl!”

  1. IHeartVegetables June 14, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    Hahaha I don’t have too many childhood memories about fitness… unless my gymnast barbie counts. I DID do gymnastics for a long time, and now I look back and think “man, I wish I still had those abs” ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha

  2. totallynotbigboned June 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    I always wanted the Get in Shape girl set!!! I was mesmorized by those dang ribbons! LOVE your blog! I took notice of your blog as well as your map my run app and have followed suit (copied) you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I also created a FB group I added you to, for losing/mainting/healthy habits, etc.! You inspire me to perspire!! (the most most ungross way lol ๐Ÿ˜› )

  3. Jill Wachs June 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I definitely “Mousercized” as a kid. For your viewing pleasure…http://youtu.be/8AfUO8xCbbU

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