Archive for February, 2012

Ok, so let’s be honest- my New Year’s non-resolution of actually blogging more has kinda failed. It’s been, what, a month since I last posted? That’s pretty much a big fail. There’s been a few major reasons why the blogging hasn’t been happening, largely to do with access to my computer. Hubster has taken to studying with my laptop in the evenings so he can be in the living room rather than the bedroom (where his desktop is), which means I don’t can’t actually type on it even when I want to. Sure, I could go use his desktop, but that would kinda defeat the purpose of him coming out to the living room to be with me. Also, to be honest, I just haven’t felt like it. I’m on a computer all day at work and when I get home I don’t want to spend more hours staring at a different computer. And when I do, I mostly want to check facebook and read other blogs. So, in the 30 minutes of laptop time I maybe get in an average evening, I don’t write, I read. Of course, I still have things I want to say! I’m constantly thinking about things I want to write about, but then when I actually get the opportunity to do so, I’m no longer in the mood. I really need some sort of device I could talk to in my car and would automatically turn my thoughts into blog posts. I spend a lot of time on the road. That would be awesome. I’d update everyday, sometimes twice! Oh well. Looks like that just isn’t going to happen.

Failures in blogging aside, my other New Year’s I-don’t-want-to-call-this-a-resolution-but-it-really-is resolution was to get in shape. I started the Couch to 5K program, with intentions of running a 5K in April. I also wanted to eat healthier and lose 10lbs. The running has been going great! I kinda abandoned the specifics of the program once I got into the groove of things, but I’m now running 20-25 minutes, 5-6 days a week. And more importantly, I’m enjoying it! I still dread walking down to the workout room every evening, and yes the runs are still hard, but I love the feeling of pushing myself, and I love how good I feel after running. I’ve gotten to the point where I can zone out while running, and not have to stop to catch my breath. I’m super happy about how well this is going, and feel completely confident that I’ll be able to run a 5k in April.

Unfortunately, the other half of that non-resolution hasn’t been going as well (maybe I should have made the title 1 out of 3..but that doesn’t sound as good). Despite my new workout routine and eating less, I’ve only dropped 2-3lbs (depending on what time of day I weigh myself). It is so frustrating! Hubster, who has been the same things as me, has already lost about 8lbs. Seriously. Ok, he might be a little better about eating healthier….I have really hard time saying no to free snacks at work….but not so much better that there should be this much disparity. He also spends most of his days walking around a hospital while I sit in front of a computer. But still….I’m exercising and eating (mostly) well….why can’t I lose any weight? I know it shouldn’t be about the numbers, I know muscle weighs more than fat, and I know I feel better so  I shouldn’t be upset when I look at a scale…but I am. I want those numbers to go down. Oh well. Maybe I should start doing jumping jacks in my cubicle…that wouldn’t be weird, right?




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