I cannot do another day on that stupid elliptical. Same music, same scenery… it’s getting old. And I’ve only been doing this for how long now, 4 weeks? I don’t understand how people can do this for years and years on end. Will changing my playlist help? Possibly… for a few days.
I wish I could run outside. This will require two things: 1) A better knowledge of the area and 2) running shoes. Oh, and 3) a watch. If I can start running outside, then I’ll start the Couch to 5k program. Problem here? I don’t want to spend the money.
Before S and I got married, we sat down and discussed how we were going to handle finances. We decided on having a joint account, with us each keeping separate accounts for our play money/gift money, and we get a set amount each paycheck of mine deposited in there. Since our anniversary is coming up in a little less than two months (!!!!!!) I’ve been trying really hard to save money, spending only a little here or there. So… new watch isn’t bad. I’d really only have 3 requirements, so it should be cheap: 1) that jelly type material, 2) digital and 3) have a stopwatch. It’s the shoes that are going to get me.
Since I broke my leg almost 3 years ago, it doesn’t feel good to run. That amount of force on my leg is just really uncomfortable. A woman I work with suggested The Boulder Running Company where I can actually get fitted for shoes that would be the best for me. But this will require a good investment (at least $100), and I already spent that on my EasyTone shoes. S says I can use our joint account, but we are saving for a house and I just can’t bring myself to spend the money (not to mention I also need summer clothes – I have about 5 work appropriate tops that would be comfortable in the 80-90 degree weather). And my EasyTones have spoiled me – my New Balances that are sitting in the closet now feel like I’m walking on boards.
S mentioned last week when I started complaining about my workout routine that I should look into a personal trainer. I did some searching around Denver, and they are $$$$$. So I then thought about looking up here in Boulder, especially since I get a discount at the rec center near by for working here. They offer a QuickStart program that gives me 30 minutes with a registered dietitian and 90 minutes with a personal trainer. So I called and left a message to see if this is a good fit to really get me going. Two hours later, I’m still waiting and am afraid to leave my desk.
I feel like I keep making excuses, and I guess I do. I wish I had that motivation to get to the gym like so many others I know. But I don’t get that endorphin rush during/at the end, and I don’t like sweating even though I know it’s necessary for progress. I think a trainer is a good idea. I just need that call back!