Random Thoughts

Posted By on February 9, 2012

So, I want to write something new and I just have no ideas. My life is so extremely boring that I’m almost hoping for some weirdoes on the train to give me some blog fodder. Almost.

I’m still going to the gym. Tonight was day 10 out of 20. I’m halfway there. I have to say that people telling me how awesome the Fitbit is is like 100 percent of the reason I end up going most days. I do not want to fail this goal.

I need to figure out something to make as a goal once February is over.

I’m on Week 3 of the Couch to 5k. Last night I ran three minutes in a row. Without stopping. And did it twice in the workout! And I didn’t die! I still don’t foresee being able to run an hour straight for an 8k, but we will see. I have until the end of March for the race.

I’m eating healthy and tracking my WW points too. Even if I overindulge on beer or pizza, I write it all down. I’m taking this losing weight business seriously this time. Too bad the scale is not really cooperating. But I’m focusing on the fact that my clothes are considerably looser and I don’t look like a stuffed sausage all the time. So there’s that.

I know the scale will eventually show off all my hard work. But, it’s still frustrating to be so good and then nothing. I’m really trying not to get discouraged. I am very thankful for my Fitbit goal, because otherwise I might give up and say fuck the gym.

You know what else is good for the gym? Netflix instant streaming. Particularly, Friday Night Lights. If you have seen this show and have seen the very first episode, you can imagine how good of a show it is to work out to! I mean, most episodes end with football games that are very intense! Just what I need to get through the last 10 minutes of a workout. It’s perfect!

If only I could get it to work with the Couch to 5k app and maybe I could watch and run. Three minutes of running straight would probably be a bit easier.

I got a parking ticket on Super Bowl Sunday. I was over at this lovely lady’s house and knew my meter expired at 7:30. But I just forgot to get out there in time to add more money. I got a ticket three minutes after the meter expired. I’m contesting it because I’ve been told there is some five-minute grace period on meters. We shall see.

When I turned 21, my friends Sharma and Amber got me a keychain bottle opened (that I still carry with me every day) and a giant Budweiser bottle bank. Thirteen years later, the bank was about 3/4 full and I decided to go to the bank and cash it in this past weekend.

The bag was HEAVY. I didn’t know how much was in there, but judging by how heavy it was and my tendency to exaggerate, I was guessing a million dollars!

Turns out it was $238, which is still a shit-ton of change. Cha-ching indeed!

Tomorrow I’ll write about the one time I found a pirate’s chest full of gold! No, not really. But man that would be nice for my bank account and for a blog story.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.

Comments

6 Responses to “Random Thoughts”

  1. Sharma says:

    Keep at it KJ!! Very proud of you. It only works for me to set mini-goals so you have something to look forward to/work toward while at the gym. Watching the scale never works– unless you’re a reality TV contestant.

    Your 21st is still a highlight for me. Or should I say “High Life.”

    Adam and I are hoping when we take our change jar to the bank (it’s maybe 1/2 full now), there will be enough for 2 tickets on a flight somewhere warmer for a long weekend. It’s like a tax refund- you forget that it’s really your own money ’cause you lose track of it!

  2. Andrea says:

    Yay. Keep up the good work. You are close to getting your fitbit so you can’t quit now. I really need to get back to eating better. Queso and chips will probably be the death of me though. :)
    Andrea´s last blog post ..My skin care regimen

  3. gorillabuns says:

    are you telling me that i should bite the big one and go back to Netflix? for all of Downtown Abbey?

    good job on the running. I can’t run to the bathroom much less for 3 minutes at a time.
    gorillabuns´s last blog post ..open door

  4. Angella says:

    I’m so proud of you, K. It’s hard to keep going sometimes.

    Have you taken your measurements? Because as muscle replace fat, you may not lose weight at first, but your inches go down.
    Angella´s last blog post ..Hope For The Future

  5. Rhi says:

    I’m SO proud of you!

    And, I was truly planning on starting the Couch to 5K this week, but our basement flooded and there are boxes blocking the treadmill…so next month, I guess.
    Rhi´s last blog post ..Get Pinteractive: Baby Keepsake Shadow Box

  6. jen says:

    After day 20 you should try Gympact. It’s an app that you pledge your cold hard cash (I do 3 workouts a week for $10) to go to the gym X number of days a week and you check in once you get to the gym. If I don’t make those 3 workouts a week, it costs me the $10 – BUT if you complete your pact, you may make a buck or two from those that didn’t go.