Saturday, November 19, 2011

The 23 Days of Christmas

Happy, happy weekend! Is anyone doing anything exciting? Carl left yesterday after work for some sort of hunting man fest... after that I lost interest, so who knows what he's really doing, but I have been left to my own devices for the weekend. So far that has entailed a yummy dinner, some reading, and going to bed at 9 on a Friday night. On the agenda for today: a trip to the grocery store, laundry, probably lots more reading, and a workout.

Which brings me to today's topic: the 23 days of Christmas! It's a new exercise tally I've devised as a follow- up to my "Pre-Wedding Workout Tally." Here she is, all completed before the wedding:

I was so proud of myself for following through with a goal. Then we went on our honeymoon and probably ate double our weights in food. Not to mention, the mirrors on the ship are incredibly cruel, making us look shorter and stumpier than we really are. And so, after feeling on top of the world before the wedding for getting in shape, I left the cruise with the lowest of self esteems, and the resolve to jump back on the wagon. Can the wagon be used in reference to things besides alcohol and smoking? Not sure. I apologize if I've mis-used it here. Anyways, I know myself well enough to know that just saying that I'll work out 4-5 times a week isn't going to actually happen. I have to be held accountable, like a small child, using charts, graphs, and calendars. So I came up with a shorter version of the wedding tally to get me through 2011. I've got all kinds of secret plans for 2012 that I'm dying to share with you all, but I have to keep reminding myself to stay focused on the present, and not just throw the rest of the year out the window. Why 23 days of Christmas, you might ask? It makes no sense! Actually, it's the number of workout videos that I own that aren't scratched or otherwise damaged. I just have to complete each video once before Christmas and that's it! I just know I can do it; in fact, I already have 4 days under my belt.

Now it's off to run my errands so that I can be a homebody with these two precious angels.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I forgot to tell you that because of your workout tally I made one for myself! I'm forcing myself to do 32 workouts by Dec. 23rd, which is when I go back to SC. Oh, I also started this on Nov. 5th. It's somewhat derailed now because I'm sick AGAIN... but you def inspired me! :) I'll call you when it doesn't hurt to talk/hold the phone. Miss you!

  2. So glad to hear that I inspired you! I'm telling you, the tally is the way to go- there's something very motivational about getting one step closer to your goal and seeing your tally grow :) I'm sorry you're not feeling well- get better soon!

  3. Al- Can you make me a tally? Why is it that it is impossible to motivate myself...

  4. I would love to make you a tally! Seriously, though- if you tell me your goal/when you want to meet it, I totally would :)