Quick check-in

You guys, I’ve really been wanting to post here.  Honest.  I’ve got a million thoughts (or at least two or three, let’s not get carried away) bouncing around in my head that I want to share and get feedback on, but I’ve been spending most of my free time, well, doing things other than writing blog posts.

First, a quick update on PN Coaching:  it’s going well.  I’m down a couple of pounds and a couple of inches.  Nothing dramatic, but progress.  More than that, though, is that I’m feeling in the groove and motivated and, like, “I’ve got this. Totally.”  My food choices still are suspect from time to time, but I’m working out more and with more intensity (which my dogs love because I’m the ultimate salt lick once I’m done since I sweat so damn much (everything’s for them, you know)).

This has nothing to do with this post, it
just makes me laugh.  That’s all.

Another thing that I’m doing, just to see how it works, is DietBet.  Essentially, you put up a bet — you can join games that are anywhere from $20 to hundreds of dollars — and all you have to do (imagine ironic air quotes around “all”) is lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks.  One teeny tiny percent a week.  That’s it!  If you do that, you win (now imagine happy slot machine noises)!  Of the game you joined, the people who reach the 4% goal all share in the pot.  If everyone in the group were to reach their goal, you’d at least be assured of winning back your original bet, so you’d never lose money as long as you lose weight. I’m 1.5 weeks into it and am down about 2.5%, so I’m ahead of schedule for the moment.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!  If I win, it’s free ice cream for all the internet! 

(not really)

If figured I’d try the DietBet thing because GymPact has been working really well for me (remember? I told you about this… don’t you ever listen to me?).  I promise to do five 30-minute workouts a week (that are logged so they’re legit).  I if I miss a workout, I pay them $5 for each one missed.  And at the end of the week, all the people who put into the pot for missing workouts fund the wonderful people (like me) who are good little workout kids and do what they said they would.  The winnings aren’t exactly going to pay my mortgage (as in, I haven’t had a week where I’ve come away with more than $2.00), but the incentive of losing money certainly hooks into my cheap, bohemian roots to keep me going.

On the Things I Sign Up To Do And Then Don’t Do front, I’m signed up for the 10-mile run at Navy Pier in November. I’m determined to make this be a Thing I Sign Up To Do And Then Surprise Everyone And Actually Do It … I miss running and being in the kind of shape that makes running therapeutic and not so hurty and painful. And the only way that’ll happen is if I keep run training.  So – away we go!  I’ve got about 8 weeks to get my long runs up to snuff. Easy peasy.  Right?