Monday, September 28, 2009

Good Lisa vs. Bad Lisa

On May 6, I started on a big exercise kick. Joined the gym, went every day, got a trainer, watched diet -- the whole nine yards. I was very diligent until about mid-summer when I took a trip to Vegas. After that, I went away for business, then pleasure, then more pleasure, then a birthday, a holiday and so on. Self control? Not my strong suit. All of this amounted to about a 3 week hiatus from my regimen.

I've been trying to get back into it for the last few weeks, but am really having motivational problems. My goal is to run in a 5K on October 10, which is now less than 2 weeks away.

Seriously, I don't want to be one of those "hey, I hit the gym" kind of people, but the truth is this: if I don't tell everybody I know that I'm doing this, I could easily backslide from all my hard work and settle for a leisurely stroll 2 weeks from now. Nobody would know any different, except for me. That should be enough to motivate me, but apparently it isn't. Is it bad I have to threaten myself with shame and embarrassment? Probably, but hey ... whatever works.

So Facebook people who don't want to hear about my exercise -- block me. I need to be held accountable to do what I set out to do. I'm not an athlete, I hate exercise, and I loathe sweating. BUT .... I also hate gaining weight, feeling bad about myself, and having a huge rear end.

This time, Good Lisa is gonna win out.


well read hostess said...

I'm rooting for you Good Lisa.

And could you drag Bad Kristin to the gym with you sometime? She won't get her fat ass off the couch.

Los said...

The toughest thing is to get back on that horse ... I fear this, now that I'm back from vacation.

Anonymous said...

Fuzz, I'm just so impressed that you go to the gym regularly. I haven't set foot into my gym for over 4 months now. What a waste of money.. Let's schedule our Brunch for after the big event so good Lisa won't feel like Bad Lisa is winning when you indulge in some tasty brunch fare and alcoholic beverages.