Sunday, February 26, 2012
I'm sure there's some good reason for all this (about a 1/2 mile's worth of what you see below), but it's still always sad to see...
Above: the jail that's just down the street. Below: the school where I work. There's no significance to the juxtaposition of the images. Really. This week, I fought the urge to do no exercise but resigned myself to a short run on Wednesday so I could get back early enough to do some garden clean up on that glorious 68 degree afternoon. A bit short of 2 miles, but still beat my time yet again for a 12.19 minute mile! This morning, I lay in bed for about 40 minutes and successfully talked myself out of going on my scheduled long run. Only the thought of breakfast souffles from Panera actually got me out of bed.
I've realized (yet again), that exercise is fantastic and makes me feel great, but there's just no way to actually lose weight and change the way I look (especially for apple shapes like me) without making changes to the daily diet - which is why tomorrow starts a 30 day eating plan per Jillian Michaels. I'm not really a big fan or anything, but just bought the Ripped in 30 days DVD and am going to follow the eating plan too. Watch out weeds cause in 30 days I'm going to be rrrrriiiippped and ready to do quadruple the amount of weeding and not even feel it the next day.
It's spring! Well, not quite, but my garden sure thinks so. At this point, I'm not holding out for the snow any longer. The daffs are up and I'm looking forward to spring!