Sunday, March 1, 2009

Not Being Lazy Takes Effort

Somehow, when I promised to give up laziness for Lent, I thought it would happen by itself. I didn't stop to consider that when I was giving up laziness, that meant I would have to, you know, work at it.

I did my bellydance on Wednesday, but didn't work out on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. This morning, Fat Bridesmaid lamented her funkedness on Twitter, and I was right there with her. I'd slept in until noon, and was planning on spending the entire day in my pajamas, eating whatever it was I have in my cabinet (which somehow inludes chocolate chips and white chocolate baking chunks I bought for dipping strawberries in, but so far, I've only eaten them sans fruit). We said a workout was in order, and instead of just agreeing with her and continuing to sit on my ass, I actually got up.

I just finished the "Foundations" workout for Billy Blank's Tae Bo. I took a self-defense class as an undergrad, and all the "moves" (punches and kicks) have stuck with me, amazingly, but wow, I worked up a sweat and I'm probably going to be sore tomorrow.

And you know what? I feel energized now. I'm gonna get my shower, eat a good breakfast lunch, and get on with my day. I'm ready for my day!


Crystal said...

I think that's the hardest part about being active...making that first move off the couch. It's just so freaking comfy! Glad to hear you pushed past the couch demons and got moving.

The Flat Stomach Blog said...

I feel your pain. It's soo much easier to be lazy or do it 'tomorrow'. As crystal said the first step is the hardest.

Anonymous said...

OK.. now you are making me look bad! You gave up laziness while I wasn't looking!! =O
I didn't know a person can do that! I am officially inspired!

BTW... I find my vintage pin up images by just doing a regular google image search or on photobucket! =D

Anonymous said...

You gotta check out my post again... I just added something to it, you'll probably enjoy as much as I did! =)