Thursday, February 23, 2012

Things I Don't Want to do for $1000, Alex

I don't think anyone really wants to exercise - at least not the walk/run on the treadmill, or other timed mechanical options. I get that people enjoy bicycling, kayaking, skiing, etc - recreational activities that also have a component of exercise to them - I used to be one of those people, I was actually on an amateur bicycle racing team back in high school.

With all that's going on right now, heading downstairs to the basement and my treadmill isn't super high on my "things I'm just dying to do" list. But, even at the immensely reduced caloric intake I have right now, exercise is still a key component of my weight loss - so it's really not an optional activity.

I woke up early again today - but talked myself out of going downstairs - I just "didn't wanna". Then I saw Tracy , one of my weight loss surgery (#wls) twitter twibe members post about her exercise - and my brain started throwing on the guilt.

I really didn't want to - but when lunch time came around, I put on the sports bra, filled up the water bottle, and went downstairs and did my work out. 30 minutes on the treadmill at 2.3mph, 1% incline, for a total of 1.15 miles. I have a TV and DVD player set up down there, and I'm currently rewatching the entire series of Battlestar Galactica - today was Season 2 Episode 1 - which has one of my favorite lines from Kara Thrace (Starbuck). As she and Helo argue about Cylon Sharon, Sharon slips away and escapes in the modified Cylon raider that Kara had flown to Caprica. Kara and Helo run outside to see the ship taking off, and Kara says "Bitch took my ride".

I love Starbuck - and Katee Sackhoff is truly an amazing actress.

But anyway - I didn't wanna, but I did.


  1. You are right, motivation is the tough part. I need some of my own. You are doing awesome!