HASAY: Because I haven’t done it in a while
May 10, 2009 § 9 Comments
Since announcing my intent to work out more and be more healthy, I have come to the sad realization that many of my clothes do not really fit me anymore. And, unlike some of the other blogs that I read, I do not have a baby as an excuse. (Trust me, it’s not. If it was, Matt, myself, and my mom (and possibly my boss) would all have a simultaneous panic attack) It’s all fat. Plain and simple.
So I’m really trying to take this fitness thing more seriously, and my work has graciously decided to help out, with this handy dandy pedometer.
They handed one out to everyone in our office who wanted it. And began an eight-week-long competition between the employees to see who can get the most steps. The winner gets some sort of prize (I’m not sure what) and everyone who participates gets a shiny new eco-friendly metal water bottle (which is awesome because I dropped mine in the parking lot and it broke). There is also a challenge competition between the different staffs. And I want to WIN! Usually, I’m not much of a winner. It’s true. I just don’t really win much of anything. But I’m really going to try this time. So far I have done okay. But I really need to step it up in the upcoming weeks if I even want to have a chance.
Yesterday and today I walked to the grocery store (yes, I went two days in a row), despite the fact that it was pretty hot out (I’m still in a bit of a shock going from cold Nebraska to hot Albuquerque within the span of several hours) and despite the fact that someone in a car thought it would be hilarious to throw a tissue box out the window. AT MY FACE. Who does that?
Anyway, so I walked to Albertson’s (where they’re still doing that Monopoly thing probably because no one has won yet, or at least I haven’t – again with the not winning) and forced myself to only buy healthy foods. No chips, no cookies, no chocolate or otherwise overprocessed goods. Only fruits and veggies and healthy whole wheat bread and skim milk and nonfat yogurt. And no cheese. I’m only getting Laughing Cow cheese from now on – it’s healthy, you can get it at Albertson’s and Sam’s Club (and the other cheese I got at Sam’s, because it really shouldn’t go to waste…) And I’m going to start making smoothies. With my new blender, and with my own healthy ingredients. (I will probably still add sugar, but it’s organic, so it’s okay, right?)
So that’s what’s going on with that. And now I am off to figure out what I want for dinner.