I Did It! I Did It! I Did It! Hooray!

Posted By on February 29, 2012

Guess what? Tonight was workout #20 and I got it in just under the wire! I p0wned my goal and I have a lovely Fitbit on the way to show for it. (I cheated and ordered it on Monday because I wanted to have it by this weekend so I could play with it.) (And even after ordering it, I still worked out three times this week so far. Yay me!)

I’m so happy I made this goal. I think I’ve finally gotten into the habit of going to the gym. And not hating it. AND! It’s starting to finally show on the scale, which is nice. Nothing major, but I actually lost weight this week, as opposed to staying the same or gaining, like I have been the last month or so.

And! I took measurements and I’m down at least an inch in all the areas. My pants are fitting better and I’m feeling less and less like a stuffed sausage these days. So YAY!

I decided that the prize when I complete my next goal is going to be someone to come in and clean my house. Because that’s a TREAT! And I’ll have to clean it before they come, which will also be a treat for my poor house that is filthy. (I can keep up on dishes, laundry and keeping the cats alive. I seem to draw the line at vacuuming.)

Other than that, the reason I haven’t posted here lately is partly because it would be all about my working out, which who cares?, and also because I have no time. Working out takes up a lot of time, yo. Who knew? It explains why I could easily decide not to go to the gym in the past. Also? My couch is still comfy.

Back this time last year when I was working out rather regularly, or more than no times a week, it was when I had my old job. That old job was a 30 minute commute. And I had to drive past the gym on the way home. It was a win-win.

Now I take the bus and the train. I don’t mind not sitting in traffic, but it also takes me an hour-plus to get to and from work. So by the time I get home in the evenings, it’s close to 7. I come home, drop off my work bag, feed the cats, change and then leave for the gym.

By the time I get to the gym, do my workout and stretch and all that good stuff, I’m not usually home until after 8. And then I have to get dinner ready, get my breathing back to normal, etc. And lately that means finishing dinner at 9 PM. Which isn’t the best thing, especially if I’m super tired and would like to get to bed before 11 PM. Which doesn’t happen anymore.

So, in the hour or so I have to myself in the evening, I’m watching TV or doing dishes or just other random things. And these things do not include being on the computer. I just can’t. It feels like my only time during the day that I have to unwind and just veg out.

I would like to post more. I’m thinking of typing up notes for a post on my phone, or using my lunch break to write something. Then all I have to do when I get home is post it. That still leaves plenty of TV watching and couch sitting for the evenings then.

But we’ll see how that goes. TV always wins. Which isn’t surprising since the title of this post comes from a kid’s cartoon.

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 “I Did It! I Did It! I Did It! Hooray!”

  1. Karynjewels says:

    Congratulations!!! You should be really proud of yourself and you deserve the treats. I am trying to figure out what my reward should be for gym going.

  2. Mahnee says:

    Yay for you!!!!!

  3. Andrea says:

    I’ve already said it, but I’ll say it again. Congrats! It is so awesome that you succeeded at this!!! And a house cleaning sounds like an excellent second goal.
    Andrea´s last blog post ..Who does this?

  4. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome 🙂 So… did you get your fitbit yet? I’ve been waiting to hear what you think of it.
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  5. pseudostoops says:

    Yay! Yayyyyy! Two things: I am a member at a gym near work and I go at lunch. Yes, I look like a sweaty tomato for an hour or so afterwards, but it helps the evening problem a lot. You should totally join my downtown gym. Second, if you ever want to get together to run outside, I am game. It is so much more fun running with a partner.

  6. Donna says:

    Congratulations! You are awesome.
    Donna´s last blog post ..Leap Day Brain Nuggets

  7. Monstergirlee says:

    Congratulations! I know I said it last night but I’m glad I got to read a bit more about it all. I hadn’t thought of rewarding myself for reaching my goals, maybe I should. I have been having a hard time of it lately tho because everytime I try to run my knee starts screaming in pain. I kind of don’t know what else to do.

    Anyway, yay you.

  8. That’s awesome! I might just steal this idea because it’s so freaking easy and keeps the goal in focus. I can’t wait to hear about the fitbit!!
    Angela (@LostinSplendor´s last blog post ..100 Things About Me! Part Two.

  9. alimartell says:

    Seriously. This is so awesome.
    i am ridiculously impressed.
    alimartell´s last blog post ..Three Things I Am Far Too Emotional About