It’s Tuesday Fit-Day. A weekly meditation on fitness goals, successes and failures. Thinking about it once a week is a step toward making it a part of everyday.
I realize that I have become lazy with the blog as of late. Only writing on Tuesday and Friday. It’s just that I don’t feel I have much to write about. Which isn’t true, really. I just went on a cruise, I am racking up the writing deadlines (although none of them are paying anything), and just got a two-week job editing a colleague’s book.
In terms of fitness, I have also been slacking. I am back to my pre-cruise weight. It was actually pretty painless to get back. Only took two weeks. I have been doing my two runs a week, but not as regularly as I did before. I have done my Monday run on Tuesday two weeks running (HA!) although this week it might happen on Wednesday. I have managed the Friday run, every Friday. I have not managed to get back to 4K. The first 3K after the cruise I puked. I know. How hardcore is that? (Not at all, but it sounds hardcore.) I expect I shall get back to it within a week or two.
I have also become lax in going to my Weight Watchers meetings. They aren’t actually inspiring at all. I show up to weigh-in and leave. This week I weighed myself at home. Next week I probably will as well. These past two weeks I haven’t been very good about actually tracking my food intake, but I am still on track. I believe (hopefully not jinxing anything here) that I have trained myself to eat and exercise sensibly. How else did I manage to only put on three pounds while enjoying three-course meals, desserts, and cocktails for two weeks? I’m still following the Weight Watchers plan, I still have yet to easily identify my jean size and find a pair that fits my thighs, butt, waist and leg length simultaneously.
However, I do believe that fitness and health has become a part of my everyday. I am not constantly thinking about it, but it does shape my decisions about eating and exercising without causing me grief or guilt. I am mindful and still enjoying my decadent desserts and nights out with friends.
So with that, I retire Tuesday Fit-Day from every week. It will still make an appearance when I have need to discuss my fitness goals and failings, but I want to free up some space to think and write about other obsessions. Like TV, new haircuts, new recipes, new writing projects.