Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday's With Mr. Milk - Getting in Shape


Getting in shape. It feels like I'm living through the New Year's resolution quandary, but instead of for a couple of hours prior to midnight this time it's lasting 365/24/7. Not that it's becoming an obsession or anything, but I suppose if there's one thing to motivate one to be in the best shape of their life, why not your wedding day? Of course I feel that I am already in a decent shape (if we excuse the fact that I bought my 6-pack from Costco), but what the heck, it would be nice to find a way to get addicted to going to the gym on a daily basis. My issue is routine, or lack thereof. I hate going to the gym at different times each day depending on my other commitments because without the structure of consistency the first thing that I pass on is, you guessed it:  the gym. I'm thinking of waking up early and hitting the gym for an hour before I go to work but then Chocolate Lover (wow, that name never sounded so contradictory to the post topic) and I won't be able to go together. Good luck getting her to wake up at 6 to go with me!

So we bought bicycles. And then we put them in storage. And now it's rainy season so we won't be taking them out of storage anytime soon. Oh, and the gym is approximately 22 steps away from our door, so no excuses there. CL and I are not really the gym types. Maybe that's the problem. We like fun exercise but what's there to do in the winter? Any ideas anyone?

As I'm typing this CL is offering me chocolate. There' the problem!

Until next Friday, this is Mr. Milk signing off.

9 fabulous blogger's comments:

Sarah said...

I don't know where you live but I'm in Michigan and plan on buying snow shoes or cross country skis this winter. Other than that, and snow boarding, I'm out of ideas. Snow shoeing is TOO fun!

I was addicted to the gym for years and haven't gone in close to a month. I get burnt out. What stinks is I weigh exactly the same as when I was going 4 days a week...I guess I've probably lost some muscle but it's not noticeable. What's up with that?

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

I can really relate to this dilemma. We love desserts too much and the gym not enough, so we talk about getting in shape but never actually do it.

For "fun" exercise, we try to take walks whenever we can (sort-of exercise?), but now that it's cold and rainy, it'll be much harder to do that. Also, I used to go cross-country skiing with my family when I was younger, which was lots of fun, but not too many opportunities for that here in NYC :(

sweetmc said...

If I could get myself to do it I would go swimming. It's such a great whole body work out. And if you don't have to worry about fixing your hair after (and your makeup which I assume is not a problem for you?), it's probably worth the time it takes to get in and out. It's also a nice escape since you and you can really tune out which is a nice option, sorta meditative. Now I'm going to go look up info for myself and see if I can get myself into the pool!

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Everytime my Hubby comes home for his week of R&R at home I say "right! every night we are going out for a walk" and have we ever? NO!

Saw you on the SITS roll call and thought I would come and say hi - now a new follower!

Tonya said...

The working out thing does not work well here either...we even bought the wii fit, wii active, and jillian michaels for the wii. Sadly...chocolate still sounds better:-)
Visiting from SITS, have a blessed day.
www.tuesdaysattonyas.blogspot.com

Rachael said...

Thanks for the visit! Great blog you have here....seems like you are busy prepping for your wedding ;-)

I have been bad lately about letting life interefere with my daily runs..the biggest problem is I still want to eat the same way! That's never good...gained about 5 1bs :( Oh well...good luck with your workouts!!!

Melissa B. said...

Totally awesome! Thanks so much for sharing...

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Eva Gallant said...

We just got back from a 30 day vacation, driving around the country. Between plenty of eating and lots of sitting in the car, we both gained weight, and of course, we both love chocolate, so I feel your pain. Just dropping by from SITS to say hi; hope you'll do the same.

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

UGH. Well, I'm no help here. LOL

Popping in from SITS to say hello.