13 May 2017

Nearing the end

The words every teacher loves to hear. It's the last week of school. The week we look forward to all year long. Not really, but definitely since Christmas. So next week is the last week and I could not be happier. But it has caused me to start to do some thinking. Namely about my weight. I have gone the longest time, in my adult life, without regular exercise. And I don't like it at all. But I keep doing it. So I really want to change that over the summer break. I signed up for Planet Fitness. I need to develop a routine so that I don't spend the summer sitting around doing nothing. I've said this before, but I really need to do it this time. My weight has gotten completely out of control, I don't even know how much I weigh at this point. I am tired a lot. I lack the motivation to do much of anything. And I do not eat enough. I just don't. So I need to figure out how to handle the summer so that I don't get larger than I already am.

Part of the problem is the heat and there is not much I can do about that. Part of the reason I signed up for Planet Fitness is the heat issue. I have a place to work out that is air conditioned. After about noon every day, the heat is just out of control and doing anything outside, except swim n the pool, is pretty much out of the question. Also, I lose motivation later in the day. If I sit around all morning, I get lazy and don't' want to work out in the afternoon. If I keep busy in the morning, I'm usually too tire to work out in the afternoon. I am definitely a morning workout person. Knowing that I need to plan around all these things. I need to play to my strengths. Especially in the beginning to get me started.

I have managed to do a lot of things by just forcing myself to follow a routine. It is time to turn that power on myself. So here is my tentative plan:

- up at 4 or 5 am, have something to eat, and go walking until Hubby gets up and is ready to go to the dog park.
- go to the dog park and hang with the crew
- after dog park, go to Planet Fitness for an hour or so and work out
- then it's home to the pool and some school work

I think this is a reasonable plan to follow. I've been thinking about the walking for over a week now and really want to do it. Maybe I will start tomorrow. I always get up early, I just need to get up and get moving early.

I really need to just do it. I can't put it off anymore. It is seriously affecting my health and I need to stop the downhill spiral.

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