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Getting Fit – Week 1

July 29th, 2010

M and I have decided to get fit.

Not just our weight and physical health.  But our mental health, our work habits, our blogging habits, our house, our finances, our relationship… We’re going to stop lolly-gagging around, making excuses not to do things, and just fucking do them already.

We keep saying we’re going to.  We keep promising each other we’re going to stick to it.  We keep starting out on the right track.  And then we let something slide with the “Oh, it’s just this once.” attitude, and then “just this once” turns into, “One more day won’t hurt.” and…

Direction.  We hadz nun.  Neither of us. 

Well, except M with work.  He’s got plenty of direction there.  More than He needs.

To that end, I’ve been making sure to keep up with my chores, pounding out a post every day (even if it does post late), working on overdue reviews.  I’m drinking lots of water (Read: pretty much only water.), and keeping an eye on my portion sizes, stopping when I’m full, and not eating after 6-7pm.  Except the night M worked till 3am.  Then I had popcorn.

What? You get hungry when you’re up for nineteen hours.

M’s been dragging me on walks every day.  Sometimes three or more, but mostly two short ones or one long one.  Today, even though I really am not feeling well, He decided we were going.  And I’m glad He did.  I always forget how much I love the burn in my legs until we start walking again.

He’s been bringing the dishes out before we go to bed every night, and one of us has made sure the junk mail and such made its way to the circular file.  He’s keeping on top of me with my schedule and tasks (which is driving me nuts, but is most definitely necessary at this point).

We bought fruits and veggies for snacks rather than chips and candy.  Well, and cheese and crackers, and popcorn, but I figure cheese and crackers is better than chips and candy any day.  And if it’s not, I don’t care.  We deserve one vice for doing so well!

As a result, you lovely people have gotten four posts a week from me.  I’m almost completely caught up on reviews (I’m not sure it’s possible to ever be completely caught up unless you schedule them all for the same time and take a break between each series.).  M ordered me to get back to my morning tasks, so I’ve been on top of those.  I was supposed to start my journal again, but I forgot.  I’ll do that tonight.

The house is still pretty spotless.  The bills are paid, aside from the ones that come due on the first that we’re paying tomorrow.  The animals have everything they need.  The cupboards still have a decent amount of food in them, though we’re trying to buy just what we need and nothing more.  Well, if one excludes meat.  We had just enough meat to last us the pay period.

And we still have $9.00! Though that’ll be gone tomorrow.  It’s $8.00 for both of us to get a bus pass for the day.

Saturday, I have all sorts of packages to send out.  I need to research how much it’s going to cost me.  I wish my mail scale hadn’t broken.  I don’t think the human scale registers weights that low.  But we’re picking up a new one this weekend.  Maybe I’ll wait till Monday to send them, that way I can get a ballpark figure of how much they weigh before going to the post office.  The last one caught me completely off guard.

I’ve lost about 3lbs.  M seems to have lost somewhere between 5-10.

Our legs hurt.  We’re tired.  We’re sunburned. I’m sunburned.  M’s tanning, the bastard.  We’re half-starved.  But we’re happy.  We’re enjoying the walks.  And we’re getting fit.  And we’re not spending a penny to do it.  It’s pretty cool.

Now let’s see if we stick with it.


  1. July 29th, 2010 at 19:23 | #1

    Good for you. Staying on top of the bills and housework does so much to help you be able to stay on top of eating right and exercises. You have the time to focus on that stuff that’s good for you.

    The human scale won’t register weight that low, but you can weight yourself and then weigh yourself holding the package, subtract your weight and it gives you an idea of how much the package weighs.

  2. Nume
    July 29th, 2010 at 19:35 | #2

    You go girl! Very impressive.

    I love this “We’re going to stop lolly-gagging around, making excuses not to do things, and just fucking do them already.” LOL!!! I know exactly what you mean. I try to remember to tell myself that all the time.

    I think it’s very cool what you guys are doing.

  3. July 29th, 2010 at 19:36 | #3

    This post made me happy 🙂 I sunburn, too, and it sucks! It’s good to have someone to keep you motivated. My boy and I never used to go on walks, but now we live somewhere smaller and prettier, so we’re getting out more. I like it ^_^ And I’m glad that you’re writing on ID more, too.

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