06 June 2010

The healthy way

I'm going to spend the next 7 weeks getting healthy. I'm going to work out 3 times a day, I'm going to eat right. I'm going to get back into the shape I used to be in. My revelation the other day about trying to run away from something has really turned my attitude around. I remember when I first started this journey. I was going into a marine science program and I knew I would be competing with much younger people. I wanted to be in the best shape possible so I could hold my own with them. See, I was running toward something. But in the recent past all I could say is, I want to lose..., I hate my...., I can't stand...., I need to change..... I was dwelling on the negative and trying to run away from something. That apparently never works. So I'm running toward my life. I have an absolutely fabulous job and I want the energy to do it and enjoy it as much as possible. That's why I work out and eat right.

Yesterday I started running again - ugh!! But there is a new marathon on the north shore that I want to do next May so running it is. I did that in the morning. Around 2 pm I got my bike out and went for a short ride - really short, I am very out of bike shape.... Then before bed I did some stretching. I am so tight, that is one thing I have definitely got to work on. In between those things I got some work done so all is good.

I got a timer on my computer and I set it for 20 minutes. That way I sit down to work and when it goes off I get up and move around for a few minutes. That way I don't find myself sitting in one position for 2 hours and sore as heck when I get up. I'm putting together the things I want to do next year in class and I'm rapidly discovering that I may need some document management software, there are a lot of papers that go along with teaching....

Okay, I'm off for my morning run - yes, two mornings in a row. This summer I'm breaking all the rules :)

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