Anywho....back to the epiphany: It's fine that I write about my life a lot, because lets face it, me and 'getting healthier' is a love/hate relationship. I mean, I drink beer for God sakes. That's pretty much only healthy if you have one beer a month. And we all know that's just not this gal's drinking style (oh yes, I have a drinking style). And I did come up with a simply glorious blog title that lets me rant not just about health, but beer and dogs and life too. Because I want to talk about those things and that's that.
Holy miniature schnauzers, got off subject again. Where is my mind today?!
My point, if I could find it under all the shit flying around in my uber-confused noggin, is that I need to exercise more. A lot more. More than just going from couch to fridge, popping a top, and back to the couch.
Being on the Dukan Diet where I eat amazing (lets be real people, about 80% of the time, which is amazing in my book) has really proved to myself that food is fuel and like milk, it does a body good. I've written these words about a kazillion times, but my skin is clear, my nails don't look like a hedge trimmer was used on them, and I have a butt-load of energy. So, eating...check. Got that down, finally (after working on it for, well, my entire adult life).
But my exercise habits are equivalent to a sumo wrestler...I stomp around the house and then body slam the sofa. Wearing the loincloth belt. Ha, just kidding, that'd be funny though if Ryan (my hubby, not Reynolds) walked in and found me in a sumo wrestler stance getting ready to pummel the couch, wearing nothing but a loincloth best. HeHeHe.
I was just thinking to myself that I need to get back into some sort of workout routine. Then I came across this post by Mrs. Fatass where she talks about today being National Running Day, and then there was a link in there about a challenge another blogger was doing. It's completing the mileage equivalent to a marathon in 7 days time. Now if you're like me, the 'I run but am NOT a runner, but I kinda wanna be a runner' type of person, I didn't even know what that mileage was. He explains: "To complete 26.2 miles (the length of a marathon) over the course of 7 days. For some this may be a little daunting (no shit Sherlock), and the whole point is that it is a CHALLENGE, but if you break it down it’s really not so bad. You could do 3.74 (and some change) miles a day for 7 days, or 5.24 miles a day for 5 days, two half marathons (13.1 miles) or an actual marathon (which would be awesome-and totally not happening)."
He's right though, when you break it down, I could totally run/walk/crawl 3.74 miles a day. I could even do 5 miles a day. It'd take me an hour, but so what. It's beautiful here, a little on the warm side, but it's sunny and not yet 102 degrees. So why not?! Plus, the out of shape K9 needs a workout too.
So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to amp up my non-existent workout routine by starting this majorly
Pray to the Exercise Gods to keep me on track next week. I'll need all the extra help I can get.