Days Go By.

It appears that I've gotten myself into a bit of a rut.

Don't get me wrong, life is grand - I'm still walking around in a post-engagement bubble, wishing we had more people here to share it with. Home is great, Oscar is a delight as always, and I am grateful for all the things I have. Lately though, and partially because of all the aforementioned things, I have become quite lazy.

The summer always drains me. I don't like the heat, and after a day at work and a stifling tube & bus ride home, the last thing I feel like doing is dragging myself to the gym. I have been doing my Aqua classes fairly regularly (and loving them, I might add!) but I still can't shake the idea of the gym being a chore. I really, really do want it to be something that I don't dread going to.

With tomorrow bringing about the start of Autumn here in London, I've decided that will be the day to get out of my rut. I'm starting off the month with our annual company staff-day, so that should focus me career-wise, and beginning the following day? I'm all about the healthy. I'm determined to start loving the gym, whether my body likes it or not.

And speaking of the body, well, that certainly needs some loving too. (Not that way, you perves.) The figure which I literally worked my ass off to get before I moved here, has long since disappeared. Sure, I could blame the dreaded Heathrow Injection, but in all fairness? It's the laziness. Back then, I was running every day, and I managed to shrink in size - my clothing size didn't change, but my shape sure did.

I want to get back to that mindset. I have a gym that is a mere five minute's walk away from my house. I have a pair of trainers, I have some daggy tracksuit pants ready to go. I even have the membership, a fully paid membership that I intend on making the most out of. All that's left is making my gym visits more of a routine, and one that lets me start seeing results.

Besides, what better way to make use of a decidedly long and still-unknown engagement period, then to lose a stack of weight? The healthy. We're getting back on track.

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Lindz said...

Wow! Such similar posts from us today!

Oh do I ever sympathize. My summer was quite similar to yours with the exception of that whole work thing that I didn't have to do and therefor made me that much more lazy.

I find that the motivation is easy to find once you have the gym clothes on. It's getting them on that is the hardest. Then, once you finish a work out, you feel accomplished, healthy and awesome. Right!?

We can get back on track together, only a few time zones apart. I am forcing myself to get back into running as well - in the form of paying money to participate in races.

Britt said...

I'm not a fan of the heat either. I get to be one cranky lady! Hopefully we'll get some nice fall weather soon!

Well done for getting motivated. I really need to get my booty running too. Can't wait to hear about your progress :)

Kelly said...

Let's do it together! I signed up for an 8 week bootcamp which starts next week... so you won't be alone!

kirby said...

Go You!
I want to get back into the fitness stuff. I've been looking back to when I used to play over 5 hours of tennis a week without complaint... now I struggle to play an hour. Plus this stupid thinger with my back means that just now.. I CAN'T excersice. (Unless I go aqua... but that would involve a swim-suit...haaate).. I want the FITNESS TOO!

Leslie said...

Uh...can you send some healthy my way?

Jess said...

Yay! This is great! Good luck!

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