Gym Rat

Posted By on July 26, 2010

Do you remember this post? I talked about how I was starting to eat better and track calories and I was going to join a gym. I even said in that post that I was joining the gym the next night. I’ve also been saying that for awhile.

So that didn’t happen. If I recall, the night I planned to go to the gym after work, there was a tornado warning and the sirens were going off and I huddled in the bathroom with my cat. Yes cat. Because Kitty Kitty doesn’t come when you call so Simba and I left her because we weren’t going to go down in the storm. Every man and feline for himself!

Regardless, that was over a month ago. It didn’t help that soon after that I got the Kristin Johnsons and really, driving to the gym and being far from home base (read: MY TOILET) wasn’t the best idea. So I put it off. I didn’t get the honor of being the President of the Lazy Club by doing things and following through.

I have been doing well with my eating, though, and keeping track of my calories. In fact, I’ve lost 5 pounds since I signed up for SparkPeople. I’m sure it is because 90% of my calories ended up in the toilet bowl, but still. I will take any victory I can get.

I know I need to work out to lose weight. I also know that working out is just good all around. It lessens stress, helps with controlling my depression, helps you sleep better. The benefits are endless. This is clearly not enough motivation for me to go and join a gym.

Until last Thursday. On the way home from worl, I went and signed up and then worked out for 50 minutes. ME! President of the Lazy Club! Can you believe it?? And not only did I go Thursday night, I even went after work on Friday. WHO AM I?

Honestly, I have no idea what gave me the final push. It might have been that there is a shoe store by the gym and I was looking for a pair of silver shoes. It may be because BlogHer is in less than two weeks. It may be that I’m just tired of being Chubby McGee. Whatever finally gave me the motivation to join, it was a good thing. Yay!

Now I’m hoping I can keep it up. I didn’t go this weekend. One, because I can NEVER find motivation to work out on the weekends. This has always been this way. And two, I’ve been having some nausea side effects from the crazy NO ALCOHOL antibiotics I’m on. So I’m thinking since I’m not eating much, running on a treadmill isn’t my best idea. Plus, I really need to make sure I take care of myself and get rid of this bacteria so I can go back to normally scheduled bowel movements.

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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.


9 Responses to “Gym Rat”

  1. Bee says:

    LOVE IT.
    I used to be the lazy girl who had perfect excuses not to go to the gym, but I’m the kind of person who gets a crazy urge and runs with it, so now I hit the gym far too often for my sanity.

    Way to go! :]

  2. hilary says:

    YEAH YOU!!!
    Starting is the hardest part. I spent most of my life totally avoiding exercise. Then, about eight years ago, I joined a gym. I went reluctantly at first. But, slowly I began to exercise every day, even if only going for a long brisk walk. Now, I can’t imagine not exercising. It makes me feel so good emotionally and physically. I usually work out in the morning, and if I skip, I am sluggish and cranky all day. Keep it up!!!
    hilary´s last blog post ..ParkingBeware!

  3. Jenn says:

    Keep it up, girlfriend. I lost, and have kept off for 4+ years now, 75 pounds. Well…OK, ten of that still comes and goes, but that’s basically dependent on how diligent I am with the workouts. Here’s something to work toward…once I got down to a comforable goal weight, I realized that the working out allows me to eat pretty much whatever I want (within reason)!! I eat, therefore I exercise!
    Jenn´s last blog post ..Oh- For the Love of Bike

  4. Katie says:

    YAY!!! You go girl. Keep it up and the pounds will start coming off. Good for you.

  5. Kerri Anne says:

    Good work, you! Gyms are my kryptonite, but I used to go all the time to swim. I’ve found that routine is really the biggest part. Once you get used to going (or doing anything, really), it becomes that much less complicated. You just go because you always go.
    Kerri Anne´s last blog post ..Weekend Update- And They Call It Coastal Love Edition

  6. There are two things that keep my going to the gym: hot male eye candy and really hot male eye candy. I can run on a treadmill all day if I get to watch a guy with biceps the size of my head in the weight room nearby.
    thecoconutdiaries´s last blog post ..I Suddenly Feel Like A Different Person

  7. That’s why “Curves” is a complete mystery to me.
    thecoconutdiaries´s last blog post ..I Suddenly Feel Like A Different Person

  8. gorillabuns says:

    you can have my treadmill. it’s a savior for our wrinkly clothing.

  9. Angella says:

    Way to go, girl! I agree with Kerri – once you get into the habit, it’s easier to keep it up. 🙂
    Angella´s last blog post ..Being A Tourist In My Hometown