Friday, December 28, 2007

Can't make resolutions yet...

Today was my first "real" workout since Saturday. (My " running" day.) Since then I've walked a lot (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I each walked a couple of miles) and, well, painted a lot (Wednesday and Thursday spent most of both days painting my community center. And boy are my arms - and back - tired!) But that wasn't enough exercise: by last night I had that greasy icky feeling I get after too much cheesecake (made it myself, very fluffy and eggy, YUM) and too little sweat.

Today I went to the cross-training class at my local gym - a great workout. Now my arms are REALLLY tired (but I"m almost done with the painting - we replaced the horrible yellow (that I'd chosen myself 6 years ago and that was meant to look cheery and sunny, but was just oppressive) with a soft color called "straw." Everything is fresh and clean again!)

But here's my situation. Last year, when I was getting in shape for my first triathlon, my kids left for school before 8am. It was easy, relatively, to get out the door and get to a workout and still get to work on-time-ish. Now they leave at 8:30. ... you know what, I'm not doing this. What I started to write here was just a bunch of excuses - i.e. back to the old days when I had a thousand reasons why I couldn't work out. Then last year I decided I was going to do it anyway. And I did, and I still can.

But my mental block is still: what am I training for? Am I doing triathlons again? if so, how am I going to get over my fear of the swim? And if not, why should I bother ever going to the pool again! (I haven't swum in probably a month, or close to it.)

January 1 is 5 days away - by then I hope to have my priorities and motivations clear so I can get going on 2008!


LBTEPA said...

That's hard - I wonder what 'goal' you can train for? You only need to train for that goal until the exercise habit gets so ingrained that you do it cause you want to (only baout 3-4 months).
Maybe enter a summer tri as a fake goal to give you some winter motivation. You don't actually have to do the race, but you might as well train for it so you can if you want to!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Ooow I hope, I wish for you that you will have a sportive "trainable' good condition in 2008!

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