Thursday, February 3, 2011

When Pigs Fly

Less talk.  More Action
As part of my weight loss journey, I have decided to identify solutions to the three hurdles I know could possibly impact my weight loss journey:
#1 - I am NOT a morning person
#2 - I hate to run
#3 - I cannot cook

Mornings -- Many people believe that early morning exercise stokes the metabolism fire for the entire day.  In my perfect world, the rooster wouldn't cock-a-doodle-do before 9am.  My day wouldn't start until 10 a.m. and I would be able to work during my most productive time -- 2am.  Since I don't live in that dream world, I guess I will have to get used to the bubbly instructor on my walking tapes at home.  Ugh!

Running -- I have hated to run even when I was young and skinny.  As I was getting my golden locks trimmed one Saturday afternoon, my barber told me that if I am serious about being trim at my 25th college reunion in October then run I must.  Let's give the walking tapes a few weeks.  Cayce, look for the call!

Cooking -- When I told my daughter that I will be cooking more, she laughed hysterically and said, " Babe, the pig, has a better chance of repeating the "Miracle on the Hudson"."  Britt, thank you for that vote of confidence!

This year's journey will be a difficult one, but with my GPS in tow, I will reach my destination!  These are my hurdles, but hurdles were meant to be jumped.  What are your hurdles?  How did you jump them?

Who knows, maybe, I will learn how to cook before pigs learn how to fly!


Cayce said...

I will keep my calendar open for you!!!! And I promise to take it easy on ya ... at first. :)

Anonymous said...

I think that if you don't like to run, you need to find another exercise that you like. You can lose weight by walking, weight training, dancing, cycling.

You can also work out whenever you would like.

If you make exercise unenjoyable you won't stick with it. Far better to enjoy a walk or a yoga class or a dance class at 5pm and stick to it then to hate running at 6am and quit.

The irony on running- I gained 10 lbs training for a marathon. Then I lost 20 doing P90X with no cardio.

Good Luck!