Back to the Grind

It’s one of those Saturday mornings when I finally get on the scale after avoiding it for several weeks. And. Yeah.

Clearly these late night stress eating sessions aren’t doing me any favors. I used to have a really good mindset about the whole dieting thing, and when I had my back surgery I was very good about walking afterwards.

But then my office moved and there’s no good walking paths anywhere. And my treadmill broke. And my SI keeps falling out.. And. And.

And bullshit.

So, I’m calling myself out a bit on my exercise avoidance. It’s not all “body-love”, though. I’ve got a cruise coming up over the summer and I wouldn’t mind being a tad less saggy for that.
I also need to stop excusing some of the extra food. I know it’s stress. For some reason writing stresses me out. It’s not that I don’t like writing. I love writing – but somehow all those hopes and fears of success and failure seem to manifest in the form of a bowl of ice cream at midnight. So I eat it and I feel good for about 30 seconds. And then I feel like a complete piece of crap for eating it.

Meh. Vicious cycle and all that.

My running and kickboxing days are definitely over, which I fully admit – far too much issue with the back and knees to do anything massively high impact anymore, but walking should hopefully be okay. (I have some sort of weight machine that my mil didn’t want anymore either, but it’s currently in pieces, so I need to get that put back together for sure.) The treadmill is 10 years old and finally died a few months ago – part of the base just snapped off and I don’t think it can be replaced. Probably cheaper and easier just to replace the whole thing at this point anyway. I’ve found a model I like, but I may just have to suck it up and get it delivered to the house. I definitely can’t be trying to get it into the car myself.

I also used to love doing the DDR thing, but my knees can’t take the barefoot on the mat impact very well, so I had bought a big metal pad so I could wear sneakers…but it doesn’t work with the XBOX 360, and I don’t think there’s an adapter for it. We did get the Kinect over Christmas and I went and bought a few of the dance games for it last night. I like the fact that I can wear sneakers and that it’s more of a full body thing (not just foot tapping). Plus there’s apparently a calorie counter built into it as well. So, we’ll see.

I always have such good intentions when it comes to this sort of thing, but it’s hard to follow through.

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