So I think I’m at a bit of a junction in my life. On the one hand I could keep being lazy and eating badly and end up with a bit of weight and health issue in the near future or I can do something about it now.
I’m fairly realistic. I know that I’m not going to get a gym membership and go three times a week. I’m also not going to stop going to restaurants or having half a large Dominos pizza and lots of beer on Friday night.
This leaves me with slightly fewer options but I don’t think it means instant failure. Lifehacker posted these tips recently which aim to get a little more exercise into daily life. I personally like the idea of parking further away. Jordan already gets annoyed that I do this a lot at Tesco so I might as well start at work. There is a pretty huge car park at work too so it should actually add a fair bit of walking to my day.
Tonight Jordan and I went for a bike ride. We only went for five miles which isn’t really that far on a bike but at least it’s something. We have decided to do this a couple of times a week and hopefully we will actually keep this up if we’re both doing it. The only issue comes in winter when both of us be very reluctant to venture out into the cold and rain.
I also have a friend that wants someone to do weights with. I suppose this could be a good opportunity to actually gain some upper body strength – something I lack to a embarrassing level. It’s just that I find the idea of lifting heavy things for an hour or so incredibly boring.
This is my main problem. I don’t enjoy sports. It probably doesn’t help that neither do many of my friends. I’m sure if we got out and played something it might be quite fun but it’s difficult to rally everyone together. I enjoy walking but that doesn’t really burn that many calories. What I do enjoy is reading, watching films and fiddling about on the computer. All things I can do happily from my sofa.
I’m hoping that writing this down will commit me psychologically to doing a little more. I don’t want to be someone that complains about my weight and doesn’t do anything about it. I’ve done that for long enough. I know I’ll never be skinny. I enjoy beer far too much for that. I just don’t want to be so big it’s damaging my health. I do that enough with the booze