Hence my clever idea ... which I stole from Jess and MCM Mama.
I’m going streaking!
But unlike their streaks, I’m doing mine buck naked!
Ok, I lie.
My streak will differ in that it will not just be running but a general exercise streak. Why, you may ask? Well, two reasons. First, I have to see the doctor soon about a minor issue with my left leg (it’s not a big deal, no worries people!), the remedy for which may necessitate a short sabbatical from running. Second, I really need to do some strength training since my muscles are now only pathetic excuses for muscles.
Things have sort of fallen apart since Edinburgh (actually even before then) with traveling and general craziness and I desperately want to get back on the health and fitness track. Right now I need one good habit I can cling to in order to get me through the rest of my dissertation. I’ve decided to go the wise route and make that habit daily exercise as opposed to binge drinking/eating/boinking/other hedonistic activity.
As the name of Jess’ blog indicates, it is typically thought to take 21 days to form a habit so my streak will therefore last a minimum of 21 days. In order for the streak to be achieved I have to do one of the following each day:
- run at least one mile
- walk at least three miles
- strength train for at least 15 minutes
- other cardio for at least 20 minutes
The streak started today as I finally woke up early and got in a pathetic-yet-inspiring-to-me two mile run. I also ended up walking and cycling a total of eight miles since Aeolus had to go to the shop for repairs this morning. While there he also got fitted with another basket, this one with a metal support screwed to the frame so hopefully another asshat won’t steal it again. Douchenozzles.
And since we all know weight loss is something like 90% about food intake, I’ve taken measures there as well. I’m writing down everything I eat, working hard to get in my five-a-day and trying to resist sweet, sweet temptation whenever possible.
So far, so good. But it’s only day one. And I’m PMSing.
The next three weeks are going to be the most fun.