Thursday, October 15, 2015

Is totally not my thing. Like, at all. To be completely honest, I loathe it. 

And, I totally complain about it…just like I am doing right now just thinking about it.

I have friends that work out every day and truly enjoy it and make the time and effort to do it. 

Me? I'd rather sit my fat butt on the couch and eat potato chips. And watch trashy TV.  That's right, you heard me. 

But, I came to the realization that I need to exercise.  Why? "Because it's good for me." But, I honestly think I'd feel a lot better about myself. Not only about my appearance, but I would physically feel healthier. The older I get, I can't eat cheeseburgers and drink milkshakes like I used to. I literally look at a doughnut and the calories go straight to my thighs. Don't believe me? Check the scale. It doesn't lie. 

I grew up dancing my entire life. For fifteen years, I danced 4-5 days a week. To say I was in shape was an understatement. I look back at pictures from when I was in high school or college and see a six pack. I look at pictures from last week, and all I see was yesterday's dinner. I have literally gained 15 pounds since I got married three years ago and I cry about it probably twice a week. I'm not lying. It's so depressing and I'm tired of looking in the mirror and being so unhappy with my body.

My point to this is that as much as I don't really want to work out or exercise, it isn't an option anymore. Once we have kids one day, I want to be healthy and active and feel young and physically in shape to keep up. 

I worked out last night with a group of girlfriends at a pop-up Pure Barre class, and I literally couldn't sit on the toilet today. How pathetic is that? The thing I'm more terrified about is that tomorrow (the second day) will be even worse. But, I did enjoy the way I felt after the workout. Who cares if I did have a few glasses of wine afterwards… I deserved those calories! 

I need motivation and I need accountability. We used to have a membership to the YMCA but canceled it after not using it for like a year. I'm really interested in starting 9Rounds or Pure Barre on a regular basis. I need a class that I can be held accountable for and not just show up to the gym and expect myself to work out. If I'm in a class being told what to do, I will do it. But, show up to the gym and just walk around on my phone and not work out…that's something I'm good at. 

What are your thoughts? What is your favorite type of exercise and what can I do to get motivated and stay motivated? 

How's that for a Friday's post? 

Have a great weekend! Don't mind me over here, I'll be eating my weight in dips this weekend. Diets don't count on the weekends…I'll leave that to Monday.


  1. Working out at SIP!? How fun is that!!

  2. I've been doing 9Round for a year and a half and I love it! I go to the one on Butler Road, if you ever want to join! :-D

  3. I'm the same way. I know I need to workout, but I don't like and I'd rather be couch sitting with trashy TV too. I wouldn't know what/where to start in a gym but I'm too intimidated by classes. I need to get it together!

  4. What kind of dance did you do? Have you thought about jumping back in? I dabbled in dance a little too and miss it!


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