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Thursday, August 22, 2013

I should SO be in bed. Maybe I can blame my latest experiment on that. I've signed up for a commitment on Stickk.com. I'm going to work out 3x/wk for the next 5 wks...and if I don't, I forfeit $10 that week to my baby sis.

I've decided I have no excuses for not working out. I have books & gear & DVDs & a home gym & an office gym & a gym membership & apps on my phone...and I don't use any of it. None. Not really. I'm always so tired by the time I get home from work, etc. Well, I'm always tired it seems. I know working out helps with that. I know losing weight helps with that. I know it's gotten worse since I put my weight back on. But I'm just...so...worn out.

Recently I heard that the key is to make NOT working out MORE painful/unpleasant/less fun than sitting on the couch/watching TV/facebook/whatever. I'm pretty much broke, always...so losing up to $50 because I didn't find a little time to do something healthy for me 3x/wk...well, I'm not sure which billing dept. would laugh harder as I try to explain all this to them...Ok...so they probably don't laugh much at all. Not much of a sense of humor if I remember correctly.

So. Commitment starts Saturday and first report is due Sunday, Sept. 1. I'm thinking about making some "rules" about what actually counts as a workout for my 3 workouts/wk. At this point, doing ANYTHING would probably be an improvement, but I really want to make some progress in the next 5 wks. So I'm not sure cleaning the house or going on a 10 min leisurely walk is really going to cut it. I guess I've got a couple of days to think it over and iron it out with my "referee".

I think there is a way to have friends be supporters to help keep me on track...if anyone is interested let me know and I'll try to figure it out.

So, now that I've successfully added to my sleep debt and I'm going to be pretty miserable all day tomorrow at work...and I've promised to work out or lose $50 (what WAS I thinking again??)...I really should go to bed.
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