And so begins the next chapter in the saga of Nancy's battle to get in shape/lose weight...I've tried many things with varying degree of success and failure and have enough experience at this to know that food and I just like eachother too much to try some crazy deprivation diet. Cutting back on a few things here and there (like the cookies and ice cream at 10:00 p.m.), if paired with a sensible excercise program and some patience, will gradually do the trick. I'm not exactly known for being the most sensible person on the planet and patience isn't one of those words that pops into the minds of those who love me when my name is mentioned, but I'm getting smarter with age and have decided to draw on the wisdom and experience of those around me (rather than commercials on tv).
The scene of the crime...Who can resist being a
"chair" potato with company like that?
Something seems to keep coming up as I lurk aroud my virtual communities of facebook and the blogosphere, and that something has a name that I found intriguing: Couch to 5K. It caught my interest when I saw it pop up on a few different blogs, but these could be fit and active people writing this stuff so I wasn't sure it would be for me. It wasn't until one of my facebook friends from high school 'fessed up to being in the midst of C25K that I really sat up and took notice. What I do know about this guy is that 1) he's got a bigger belly than me, and 2) he's probably been at least as sedentary as me lately. Now I'm not naming names here, but if you went to high school with me, came after me alphabetically, and have considerably less hair now then YES, I'm talking about you :). And one more thing I fogot to mention--this guy has always been a little on the competitive side...So I decided that if he can do it, I can too. (Thanks for the boost, old friend.)
But today...I'm so sore I can barely move! I did get back on the treadmill this morning though, and will tomorrow as well. No cookies or ice cream have passed these lips in at least 48 hours and I'm not dead yet, so things are looking favorable.
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And come back on Wednesday for Treasury Tuesday! (I think my blood sugar just dropped)