5:45 a.m. alarm sounds
"Oh crap, are you serious? It's still dark outside. Give me ten more minutes."
Travis, without saying a word rolls over, and pushes the snooze.
Ten minutes later he's up, so I'm getting up. I've already charged my iPod and set out my tennis shoes. Time to revisit my old friend, Mr. Treadmill. But first I think I'll be productive and throw some sheets and towels in the laundry, I have plenty of time.
So productive I was, in the towels went, and then I couldn't avoid it any longer. Time to exercise!
I won't lie to you. I hate exercising. I always have. Okay so it shows, trust me I know. I've known since my mom used to make me jump on the trampoline for fifteen minutes when I was in the fifth grade, and I'd stare at my Mickey Mouse watch the whole time until I could come back inside. I have had times in my life where I was a regular, exerciser, and I still hated every minute of it. Okay maybe for a few minutes I did get into an aerobics class or two, but generally I don't like it. I wish it invigorated me. I wish I couldn't get my day started without it (but I have for too long now).
Trust me, I'm the queen of excuses and rationalizing when it comes to exercising. See, me and Mr. Treadmill, we have a love/hate relationship. I love what he's done for me in the past, and I hate the mocking way he stares at me every time I don't use him. And I haven't used him much lately. And note to self: when you don't exercise, you gain weight. You see I know how it all works. I really do. I know how to take it off when I want to, and believe me I know how to put it back on.
So here I am, confessing all my exercising sins, and hoping that you will make me stick to my goal. I exercised today, I even lifted weights (does 5 lbs. count?) and I did some sit-ups on the exercise ball. Folks, I broke a sweat. Now why am I telling you this? Because you are my checks and balance system. I'll check in with you, and hope to balance the scale back where it needs to be. So make me stick to it! Who needs weight watchers when you've got friends who blog? I'm going to try this out for a while. Let's hope it works, I'm trying to use this and my family pics in November with Jamie for motivation. Here's to exercise!