Embracing the Enemy

Today, for the first time in ages, I embraced an old enemy:  The Treadmill.

I despise running on a treadmill.  I seriously go mental from boredom.  I am not coordinated enough to run on a treadmill and listen to an ipod (don’t ask).  I can’t run and watch tv because I don’t have my glasses and I have weird issues so can’t get lasik or contacts (don’t ask).  And my right foot always seems to get a funky feeling in it, making me think that I have to stop (again, don’t ask).  SO – why then did I run on the dreaded treadmill?  Because I didn’t have outdoor running clothes and I really really really needed to run.  It was one of those days.  So, I did 5 miles, with 3 miles of hills (hills and/or speed are the only way I can survive a treadmill run; helps keep the boredom at bay).  Then I hopped on the bike and biked for 30 minutes.

I also weighed myself and confirmed what I thought:  I’m down lower than pre-pregnancy, pre-wedding weight.  I can tell b/c my clothes are falling off of me.  My weight loss secret? The Stress Diet.   Mix in equal parts life stress and work stress and you are guaranteed to drop pounds.

The bad thing is that I don’t want to be losing weight.  I’m bordering on an unhealthy weight, if not already there now.  So, what’s a girl to do?  Follow up the workout with a glass of Pinot Noir, a chicken avocado bacon and jack sandwhich, and an extra large chocolate malt.  That ought to put some weight back on me!


Started a new book tonight.  Before I Go To Sleep.  Looks good.  I’ve heard it’s disturbing.  Just what I need to keep me up at night!  🙂  Anyone read it?


6 thoughts on “Embracing the Enemy

  1. Gah. I hate the treadmill. I’m good for :30 MAX! When I lived in Vegas I forced a 2 hour run once. Never again.

    I wish stress made me lose weight. But it makes me eat. And pack on the pounds!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Dude, I hate the treadmill too. And it seems premature for these parts. STOP. Gah I am so not ready for it.

    Weight: Be healthy. I striuggled last season with that to get to a good race weight. You need tp as well, but in an opposite way. Be strong, be healthy, be Cindi,

  3. You will adapt to the treadmill. It’s a great tool. Make it fun, hills and speed changes where you are always hitting buttons make for fun workouts believe it or not. I will always prefer to run outdoors but I have no problem jumping on the ‘mill to get a workout in.

    I hope the life stress stuff starts to calm down a bit, keep healthy and make sure you take care of yourself for your kids!!!

  4. I had to resort to the treadmill myself on Wednesday. It was the first time I’d done it since May or June. Fortunately it was a speed workout, which kept it from being too tedious. And fortunately I can do it with an iPod. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

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