Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Changing the things I can

As it turns out, life with a parasite can get a little busy. Whodathunkit? I try to eat well and exercise. I've got eating well pretty much down because while I seem to have no issue feeding myself crap, I won't feed nutritionally dubious food to my kid. I kept trying to find the time to exercise, I swear I did! Turns out spare time just isn't one of those things you find lying around next to your lost keys. You actually have to make time if you're going to get it done. My options are:

A) wait for time to magically find me while getting fatter; or
B) get off my ass and do something about it.

I've been doing Option A since I went back to work last spring and while that has garnered me a new wardrobe, it's not for the right reasons. I'm going to give Option B a whirl for a while and see if that gets me a new wardrobe for better reasons. I rode my bike to the local pool and swam laps for half an hour on Sunday. I am a teensy bit mad at myself for letting me get this out of shape. I used to be pretty darn good about being active several times a week and I worked with a trainer every week for three years. Apparently a few months is enough to undo THREE YEARS of hard work. It's enough to make you want to say fuck it to the whole working out thing.

Thankfully there are new studies commissioned every year to remind us that you have to watch your diet AND exercise to maintain a healthy weight. I can't tell you how surprised I am by that news. You'd think at some point someone might have mentioned that food intake and activity level are related to overall health. I'll be damned!! In fact, "It’s well established that the more meat you eat, the heavier you tend to be; similarly, the more fruit you eat, the lighter you tend to be."

Next they're going to tell me that a good night's sleep is key to feeling refreshed the next day and that texting while driving is dangerous!

3 comments:

skippystalin said...

I drink like a goddamned fish, never sleep and live off a diet made entirely of opiates ... and I'm GORGEOUS!

It's just good genes, I suppose.

The Host said...

Alas we can't all be so lucky, Skippy. For some of us the quest for pretty is a more laborious process. Perhaps you should write a book about your beauty secrets? I see a NYT bestseller in your future.

skippystalin said...

I've thought about it, but it would read exactly like Keith Richards' book. It's really too bad that he wrote his first.