This blog has slowly been turning into something I don't want it to be. I'm not inspired; I'm discouraged, and my discouragement is showing. From now on, if I don't have something upbeat and positive to say, I'm not saying anything.
When I first started reading weight-loss blogs I found a few that were truly motivating, and I read them voraciously. I went through their archives, printed out pieces that really spoke to me and checked for new posts every day.
If I had come across the Shrinking Knitter in the last month or so [wedding and wedding party posts excepted], I wouldn't give it a second glance.
No more! From now on it's Positive Mental Attitude. That goes for you, too. Heh.
So what if I can't walk, let alone run, outside? I'm so fortunate to have an alternative that allows me to burn tons o' calories in far less time. Forty-five minutes of vigorous rowing – which I can do, continuously – burns 648 calories, according to CalorieKing. It would take 67 minutes of jogging at 5mph or 135 minutes of brisk walking to yield the same results. – neither of which are possible right now.
I'm no dummy. More time to knit!
[Think I could get a job on a cable news program? I may not be able to spin fiber, but I can sure spin an idea if it suits me!]
So. New rules. NO whining, NO belly-aching, NO grousing. I know I'm not clinically depressed; I'm simply feeling sorry for myself and this is one case where pulling me up by my Dr. Scholl inserts can and will bring about positive change.
I like the strong, capable feeling I get after a rowing session, particularly the morning after. My back and shoulders feel lean and mean, just like my attitude.
I am woman; hear me roar!
Moving on …
LME's getting married tomorrow. Wish her well!
Also, be sure to stop by and give Chris a high five. He's doing his first 5K today. His post yesterday about being the biggest guy in a line of skinny little runners will make you think. He seemed to take it in stride. I hope he does well and has lots of fun doing it. And whatever your weekend plans, I hope the same for you.