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Making Excuses

For the handful of helpful followers I have, you have and will kind of know more about me that you probably want to.  No secrets left behind but, we are all family (in a weird way) so I hope it doesn’t bother you too much.  My main goal for eating healthy and exercising is not really to extend my days here on this earth but, to look good naked.  I know selfish, right?  I just want be able to look good when the family heads to the beach or maybe when my wife looks at me when I get in or out of the shower (I don’t think she even looks now).  I really have no clue what that has to do with this post.  I guess I just wanted to share.

I kind of love this time of year.  Football is in full swing from high school, to college, and to NFL.  The thing I do not like is the colder weather.   I have taken pride for the past few months starting in March I have been getting up at 4:00 am to run.  Yes it was 40 degrees when I started then but, I had been used to the colder winter weather.  Now it is 40 degrees but, I have been used to the warmer summer weather.  Going from hot to cold makes the cold feel colder and lately my bed feels warmer at 4:00.  My alarm goes off and I have the outdoor temperature flashing on my ceiling.  I am kind of weird about time and weather.  I like having clocks everywhere and I am always checking on the weather.  Bad for me!  When 37 degrees is flashing it’s really hard for me to get up and go running.  I even have my clothes laid out.  Don’t laugh…I have some Capri type thermal pants.  Yes they are women’s.  I am short and guys’ thermals or tights are baggy in the crotch and don’t fit right.   Those are worn under a pair of jogging pants.  Then I put on a couple of layers for my top.  I have a hat and gloves right there in the pile.  I just can’t wake my lazy butt up.  It has been over a week since I have run.  I guess I am waiting for my Indian Summer.  I guess that is my excuse but, next week is when I start my Kettlebell Bootcamp.  My baseline picture and measurements later this week may be a bit comical.  No more excuses.   I forgot to mention staying up too late watching football and tailgating all day on Sundays.  My boys went to the Colts game with me yesterday.

My two boys tailgating at the Indianapolis Colts game.


Time to start trying to help myself look good naked (I may need a mask and another body…it is Halloween time).


8 responses to “Making Excuses

  1. Two Moms September 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Its hard to keep yourself motivated especially when the conditions are not good. Running in 100 degree weather is just as horrible as 30 degree weather. Can you trade up your morning runs for afternoon runs on your lunch break? Or it might be time to move to a treadmill for the winter. I workout to look good naked and get my wifes attention as well. LOL 😉

    • loseitbig September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

      LOL…see we are striving for the same thing in the nakedness department. My afternoons are shot. I think once I start this bootcamp thing that I will be doing runs during lunch. If the suns is out it makes it feel a lot warmer or I will be on the treadmill at lunch.

  2. ichoosetolivestronger September 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hilarious… hey, goals are goals. I’d like to be able to uncover more at the beach myself someday…. someday. I don’t know if I could ever get up that early to exercise. 6 AM is early enough for me on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Once I kick through those two days it is smooth sailing ! Thanks for posting today, the post prior to this one didn’t show up in my Reader…I think my Ipad goofs up half the time and doesn’t load everything. I’m on my lunch hour and catching up a bit on my posting. It was cool here in Ky. yesterday and my lungs aren’t used to it… wow!

  3. Runs For Chocolate September 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

    4am! Super impressive!

  4. nikkibemis September 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Great post! My husband is a huge Colts fan. You’re living his dream…Colts games and two boys (We have girls and live in Texas). keep pushing!

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