Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My 200th Post

That's right, I have written 200 posts for this here blog. I can't believe I still have anything left to say. But of course, I do.

Today I am going to talk about exercise and how much it sucks. I want so much to enjoy it. To be one of those people who loves to run, so I can say things like "when I run it clears my mind, it relaxes me." But ya know what? I truly dislike exercising. I can't run because of my rather large boobs, and power walking bores me for the most part. I like a leisurely stroll in the park with my dog and kid, but I don't really want to sweat or anything. And I have a treadmill, but it is basically a very expensive clothes hanger at this point.

I have been working out, though, at least 5 times a week. Whoever invented The Firm is certainly the devil, I will have you know. It makes me hurt and sweat and nearly cry because its so hard. And those bitches in the video are so freakin perfect they make me want to throw up my dinner. But I won't, don't worry, I love food too much.

So the point is that it does not matter that I have been doing either The Firm, Tae-Bo, or Kickboxing five times a week for over a month now, consistently, and that I can see changes in my body, and that I am feeling better, and that shorts that have not fit me in three years fit now. I still hate it with every ounce of my being.

But I do love that Hub and I had this conversation last night:
Hub: "Have you lost alot of weight?"
TJG: "Some, I dunno, I am not weighing myself."
Hub: "Well, you look like you lost alot. A lot. You look good."

This is why I would not leave him for Jon Bon Jovi or Billy Lane or anyone else. And coming tomorrow - the story of how we got engaged. Oh yes, it is super-romantic. Really.

38 comments:

Kathleen said...

You have no idea how freaking jealous I am that after one lousy month you are seeing results while after six months I'm seeing fucking nothing!!!!

Guppyman said...

WTG!!!

LisaBinDaCity said...

Good for you Sweetie! I hate exercising too but it does work. BLECH all the same!

Can you tell me where I can get a Hub clone please?!

Charlie Mc said...

I am one of those running nuts. For the most part, I enjoy it, but there are days I say, "what the hell am I doing out here running in the heat?" I run about 30 miles on a good week.....I am inspired by the boardwalk along the beach, the other runners, and my music...without that I could not do it....


Keep up the good work!!!! :)

jlybn123 said...

Great job!!! Why aren't you weighing yourself though? I know, while working out you gain muscle, but weight loss could be a good motivation too!

A few years back, I was doing Tae-bo 3 times a week with my neighbor. It's great to have someone to motivate you!!! (But man that stuff kicks your ass!!!) Instead of being all ready to run for miles and stuff, I was dead on my feet!!! LOL We gave up after a while!

You keep it up though...hope you are very proud of yourself!!!

Curator said...

I got tired just reading about your workouts. ;)

A Good Man you have there TJG.

Lassa said...

I have the hardest time losing weight! Especially because my husband is always feeding me ice cream telling me that he likes me to be nice and round! The nerve!

trine said...

my hubby needs to take lessons from YOUR hubby! :-)

I am very proud, True, you're doing so well!!

Finn said...

Good for you for not weighing yourself. It's a terrible habit. Measure instead; it's a more accurate predictor of your progress. Seriously, who cares if you weigh 200 pounds if you're a size 4?

And good for you for sticking with the exercise, no matter how much it sucks!

InterstellarLass said...

I too used to hate exercise with every ounce of my being. But, once it becomes a habit...well, you just can't stop. I tell myself I'm going to skip a run...but what do I find myself doing? Rolling out of bed and running before I even realize it.

Congrats on the shaping/toning! I'm there right now myself, so I know how good it feels.

And a big AWWWWW to your hubby for noticing and vocalizing his obvious pleasure at you!

mg said...

I'm one of those weirdos that actually digs working out. I wake up early every day so I can do floor exercises, and then walk on my lunchbreak or swim after work .

I'm going to check out "the firm" though, haven't been moved to tears or hate from a workout in a long time.

mg said...

and DUH!

Michele sent me.

*blush* I always forget to give props.

Miss_Vicki said...

I work out a lot, and it does make me feel better - I've taken several days off the last few weeks cuz of house-sitting and moving, and I definitely feel more tired than I used to. Plus, there's cute guys @ the gym to gawk at while I'm working out :op

I'm not a runner either, I just do 30-45 mins of weight training and then 20-30 mins of cardio every day, and some days I just work out at home instead, to mix it up. It definitely makes a difference. If only I could cure my raging appetite, I'd be happy :)

Good luck, and keep with it!

Evey said...

Nice work, what a good feel to know all that nasty excersise is paying off. I need to get a little more commited myself.

acumamakiki said...

You are my inspiration!I go workout 2x a week and I think I don't have time for anymore than that but it's not true. Especially since your daughter is younger than mine. SO great that your husband noticed and even more so that you've gotten something back from it like wearing clothes that previously didn't fit.

Bev - Living In Hormoney said...

I love the FIRM! I discovered it about 6 years ago, and it's what got me hooked on exercise. UNTIL last year when I wrecked my elbow/shoulder/knee at work, and turned into an geriatric slug who regained all her weight again!! You go girl! It certainly works. Emily and Allie are my favorite instructors.

thephoenixnyc said...

Your husband is a very, very smart man.

I supplement my gym trips with lots opf playing sports. This way I exercise and don't even notice it.

Holly said...

I agree 100% Exercising sucks. I respect you for doing it anyway. Wish I could say the same! What can I say... I guess "tomorrow" just keeps getting away.... I loe your blog, found it via Raehan.

Princsvspa said...

I used to be one of those people who love to run.

Then I discovered beer. Thanks a lot - I blame you.

Anyway, it's totally awesome that you're working out! I wish I had the time. I would say something moderately gross/encouraging like "Look at each bead of sweat as a lost ounce" but I'm afraid you might hit me. And that would hurt.

:)

Sleeping Mommy said...

You are doing great! You make me want to do better.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy 200th post. In two more, I reach my 50th, so I have a long way yet.

deputyswife said...

What a sweet guy! AND WTG on losing weight! I am right there with ya on the excersising part. The Deputy runs three miles a day and loves it. Whatever, I call him the Excersise Freak. Its one thing to do it, but it is just plain freaky to enjoy it.

Janet said...

Congrats on sticking to it, even tho you don't enjoy it. That's half the battle, girlie!

Peanutt said...

You go girl! It does suck to exercise but the results are worth it! I start a 21 day thing at "the fit zone" tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed that I can lose some of my baby fat!!!! and don't fall over dead. LOL.

Stationery Queen said...

I *heart* husbands who say just the right things (mine is the same way. *sigh*).
Hi there, TJG. Found you through several of my bloggy buddies. Fun site.

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Indigo said...

You totally scored youself a winner the day you met him!!!!! :-)

Don't hate me because I run, it clears my mind ..... lol!

Last Girl On Earth said...

YEAH TJG!!!! I'm so happy for you. And yes... WORKING OUT SUCKS! That's why I try to take classes in the gym, and why I try to meet my girlfriend at least once a week to work out with her. Then I have someone to share the pain with!

And your guy sounds GREAT! He's a keeper.

MommaK said...

Good for you!! I am really happy for you:-) Nothing is better than fitting into old used-to-be-too-small clothes.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

this sounds so great!!!!!!
weight loss, a husband that notices, that cutie pie of a daughter you have, doesn't get much better than that

Danielle said...

5x/week? wow. i'd love to be there. i'm still at 1 or 2. super job, from one jersey girl to another.

and nice blog. this is my first visit... and definitely not my last!

Dawn said...

It almost make all the working out crap worth it hu?

Patsy Darling said...

Well, I'll live through you vicariously for exercise. I just can't do it anymore. I exercised myself to death for 15 years trying to stay skinny. I just plain old gave up.

Big Dipper said...

My girl would leave me for Jon Bon Jovi at the drop of a hat...*sigh*
Dammit! I might leave her for him if he asked!

Dawn said...

I really hate to exercise too! But you gotta do what you gotta do! That was nice of your husband.

Master Foley said...

you go girl
now my fat ass really needs to get out and walk again. After while walking did clear my mind.

Molly said...

Hooray for working out and finding something that works for you. Exercise can get pretty boring at times.

Aww the Hub is sweet :-)

Raehan said...

Congrats on 200 posts!

That's so great that you have found an exercise routine. I need to get back into one. When I sprained my foot in May, I got off track. I do hike with the dog once in a while and that helps.

You're husband is a sweetie. I bet you do look great, though!