So I woke up this morning to snow on the hills right by my house. That means the snow line is less than 1,000 feet! People are snowed in, other people don't know how to drive in the snow and are sliding on their neighbor's yards... It's a mad, mad world I tell ya.
I am on day 5 with no success of even sitting on my bike. I could handle a day or two of delay, but 5?! With another week of rain ahead?! So, it made me rethink my monthly goal. I need something attainable at least for the first month! Instead of riding my bike to a place I would normally drive, I have decided to do 15 minutes of jump roping per day. This I can do indoors and it doesn't matter if it is 20 degrees outside!
Here's to the rain (and snow) putting a damper on a much needed motivating moment in my life...
Thursday, January 21, 2010
So this so-called resolution is not even in action yet. This rain is unforgiving!
I am hopeful that next week brings incredible sunshine and that I can start this hazy adventure. I am actually excited to do it. As I think about riding my bike this month it kind of makes me regret my decision to do this but then I realize that I will be getting off my incredibly lazy butt and get some exercise. I would say that I have the goal of losing weight (and although that would be amazing) it's not. My goal is a healthy lifestyle. My goal is feeling better when I wake up in the morning. My goal is to accomplish something short and long term. It's no longer about me anymore, only doing what I really want to do, or only eat what I really want to eat... It's time.
So here's to the rain letting me get started!
Monday, January 18, 2010
So, I am on day one of my month long resolution and it's raining like California has never seen rain. What does this mean then? Well according to my earlier post it means that I tack on a day at the end of the month since I can't walk to my car without getting soaked and I'm not going to risk getting sick. Considering this is an act of Mother Nature I resolve to not tack on a day. I will just wait until it stops raining!
Is it cheating? Probably, but I don't care.
Let's hope tomorrow brings a sunny day.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Well it all started when I sat down and one, realized I had no new year's resolutions and two, watched Julie & Julia. These two things not only motivated my to get off my butt, but to also sit on my butt and create a blog!
So what is my new year's resolution? Well, I don't have one. I wouldn't consider myself an anti-resolutionist, but perhaps I am. I don't like sitting in circles at the beginning of the year discussing what my resolutions will be, or writing papers for my teachers who don't have any other good topics to come up with. But despite my doubts about all this, I have resolved to do something.
Here it is... I resolve to ride my bike once everyday to a place I would normally drive. Considering I live 3 miles away from downtown Redlands where my favorite Starbucks is and I live up hill from everything, this may turn out to be a very hard thing to do. But I resolve to do it and it starts tomorrow, January 18 and will end Feb 18, a week after my 23rd birthday.
I vow to do it everyday and if I don't then the deadline will get extended by each day that I don't. And as I venture on my little white beach cruiser, Pearle II, I will come up with another thing I can do for the next month! My goal is to motivate myself to get out and exercise but to make it fun in the process! Let's hope this works!!