Five Former Fatties

Fat loss info from former fatties

You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do.

~Jenn

As I mentioned last week, my shoulder is pretty screwed – last week I couldn’t even raise my arms to wash my hair.  This has wreaked havoc on my workouts, and my diet has correspondingly gone to hell. Lesson #463: I can’t eat like I’m working out a lot if I’m not actually working out a lot. Also, cinnamon rolls taste better when I’m inactive. Who knew.

I can’t spin for a while because I can’t hold the handlebars, so I have come to the realization that the time has come once again for me to meet my Nemesis.

Running.

For anyone who missed it, I effing hate running. Hate it. It bores the living crap out of me. I’ll bike for hours. Or rollerskate. Ice skate. Hike. Climb stuff. Throw stuff. Lift stuff. Punch/kick stuff. Running is really about the only physical thing I sincerely hate to do. (Aside from swimming, but that’s a fear of drowning thing, I’ll explain another day.)

Actually that’s not completely true; I used to run track, the 100M and 200M, and I loved it – sprinting has speed and power, my two favorite things. But 200M, that’s as far as I’d run. I couldn’t run 400M because I got bored and unenthused around 300M and didn’t care if I won or not. That’s after about 45 seconds of running. Yep, I get bored REALLY easily.

But I can’t bike right now. I can’t climb, or throw or punch or lift anything. I can’t rollerskate because if I fall (which is HIGHLY likely, me being me) my  injured left arm will be of no help to me, then or for a long time afterward. I’ve held off for as long as I can, but I’m staring bikini season in the eye in three months-ish, and I have no choice.

I have to effing run. And oh, I don’t wanna.

But, if there is one thing I’ve learned through the weight loss thing, it’s to suck it up. Do I want to eat vegetables? Not all the time, no, but I do anyway. Do I want to get up at 7am Saturday morning and spin? Not really, but I often have done it. Do I want to get on an effing treadmill, or go out in the cold to the park trail and effing run? No. No I do not. But I’m going to.

Because the only thing I hate more than running is looking at myself after a month of relative inactivity and being afraid I’m going back to 220. Of losing what I have worked so hard for.

I am actually going to look to see if I can find some sprint interval training or something. I’d rather run super hard and fast for short periods repeatedly than the same pace for half an hour or an hour. I am going to try to make running into something I will hate less. If anyone has some info on interval training with sprints/running and if it can work for me for cardio, I’d love to read it. Because sitting around doing nothing has officially become even more boring than running.

Apparently I HAVE changed.

 

Posted in Jenn by Jenn on March 15th, 2012 at 9:33 pm.

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