Weight loss and fitness aren’t things you see too much on here, but that’s because I have been struggling for a few years to reach my goals. Two babies, a full-time job, and a full-time home business don’t make it easy and I have become very fearful of putting myself out there and then failing. Even I get annoyed seeing others on my Facebook feed be so gung-ho about something, posting every hour, and then dropping off the face of the Earth within a week, all just to repeat it a month later. I am always happy that they are so passionate about something, but I would feel embarrassed if I did the same thing.
But I finally feel comfortable sharing what I’ve been up to. I have lost about 8 pounds in the last month and half or so. I was supposed to run the RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon last year, but deferred my registration to this year since I failed at training for it last year. I will definitely be running this year, and I got my official confirmation last month, so it’s time to get serious. So since I have a million things to do when I get home from work, and I’d rather spend time with my kids before they go to sleep, I have been waking up early to work out. 5am is tough…especially after going to sleep at 10 or 11pm, let alone pounding out a great run when you really just want to lay back down and sleep for another 10 hours.
I have to be motivated to get on the treadmill and stay on the treadmill at 5am, as well as lift weights after. Music definitely gets me pumping, and definitely does the trick when I’m lifting weights, but my goodness, the treadmill can get boring with nothing to look at! Netflix to the rescue!
I started out with Scandal, and while it was good and intriguing, it didn’t pull me in…it stood out as more of a “get comfy on the couch with some snacks and a drink and prepare for some juicy drama” type of show. I’ll be saving that one for non-workout times. I wanted a show that had action and made me want to keep watching a few minutes more, or to make me excited to get on the treadmill so I could watch more. Since I’m a late-adopter when it comes to awesome shows (I guess I need to hear the rave reviews first), I started Sons of Anarchy…and LOVE IT!
It has definitely kept me on the treadmill a little longer at times, and it keeps me entertained and intrigued the entire time. Just today I stayed on an extra 4 minutes to watch the rest of a scene. 4 minutes doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up.
The left is interval light jogging/walking (wogging? jalking?) and the right is a slower day, with more focus on incline walking. I try to ant least do 2 miles, but like mixing it up.
Luckily, there are 7 seasons and they are all available to stream, so I am set for a while! If I’m in the mood for humor, I also turn on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I’m about halfway through the 2nd season that was just released. Titus gives me life!
So thank you, Netflix, for keeping me entertained on the treadmill so I can reach my fitness goals one day at a time.
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