Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day Six: I Am Still Not a Morning Person

Well, I didn't wake up early to work out this morning.

Are you surprised?

I didn't think so.

But did I manage to pick up coworker, drive to work, work 8 hours, drive coworker home, drive to North Manchester, eat pizza and knit with Rachael and Katherine, buy groceries, drive home, drive back to coworker's place for White Collar AND somehow squeeze in the 30 Day Shred?


I feel this is a personal victory for me, because it would have been so very easy for me to say, "I am too busy to work out today, so I will work out tomorrow and it will be okay." And that is usually why I quit exercising, because one day becomes a weekend, then a week, then it just stops happening altogether.

Even if Tuesdays remain insane, at least now I know I can manage fitting in 30 minutes of exercise. So, YAY.

In other news, I must begrudgingly admit that this whole thing is getting easier. I mean, I'm not calling it easy, because it still feels like a rabid wolverine is ripping my thigh muscles off every time I do anything resembling a squat, but I start praying for death and visualizing Jillian's head exploding later in the workout than I did at the beginning.

In other news, I am still walking around and saying, "GEE, FAMILY! DON'T MY MUSCLES LOOK BIGGER? I THINK THEY DO! AND ALSO, I AM THINNER AND I APPEAR HEALTHIER OVERALL, DO I NOT?" Then I stare at my family with a look that says, "Agree with me. NOW." And to their credit, they do.

That being said, my muscles do not look bigger, I am not thinner, and I do not appear healthier overall. I walk like an eighty year-old woman riddled with arthritis and osteoporosis. Baby steps.

But now I have 30 minutes all to myself before bedtime, so I am going to read my book, For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, which is a retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, only more darker and more dystopian-y and in the future. It is absolutely fantastic. Also it is kind of breaking my heart, but I have read Persuasion (repeatedly, it is my favorite Jane Austen novel), so I know that won't last forever. Add it to your reading lists, everyone. And while you're at it, add The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, because it is awesomesauce.


  1. You can keep doing it!

    For the record, you are supposed to take rest days in workouts. I'm assuming Jillian Michaels workout does something along the lines of one because working out every day is built into the title. Hm. I must go look this up now...

    But on any day you really feel like not having your thighs shredded by a rabid wolverine, you can do something like yoga or a stretching regime. It keeps your mind in the routine and it's very good for your body.

    1. It implies that I should work out every day. Which I am okay with, only because I have a habit of taking a day off and quitting. I think it does this because it takes 30 days or so to make/break a habit.