Between moving back home to Mom's cooking and thesis crunch stress, I've been packing on the pounds of late, and not feeling very good about it. I mean, I'm usually alright with weight fluctuations, but this is probably the worst that I've been. I'm trying not to stress over it, since I really just need to focus on finishing the thesis.
But then Heather over at Fussiology
(who is dealing with nearly the same situation as I am) came across a few interesting challenges that she plans to take on, and I'm going to join her.
No, you don't have to do all of that at once. But it is a program that slowly build you up to doing 100 consecutive push ups, 200 consecutive sit ups, and 200 consecutive squats, through about 10 minutes a day for each challenge (30 minutes total), 3 times a week. They tell you what to do, and you follow instructions.
I can do that.
So I'm going to give it a try. If nothing else, it'll be a nice quick break from thesising, especially when I start to get twitchy while sitting at my desk. There's an initial test that you're supposed to do for each challenge, basically a baseline to see where you'll start off in the program. I did mine this afternoon, and it was really pathetic:
(Girly on-your-knees) Push ups: 9
Sit ups: 30
I'm not surprised by the push ups (or press ups for you Brits out there) or the squats, but my sit up count was really pitiful. I probably could've pressed on, but my form started getting bad, and I figured it was a good place to stop for now.
So I start the program tomorrow. Starts off deceptively easy (or so I say now), but looking ahead gets scary. But I guess it's like my thesis: just look at the crap you need to deal with now and don't bite off more than you can chew at one time. Tiny bites. :)
Wish me luck!
Heather, I'm sure I'm going to hate you in the coming weeks, but you can just hate me back, because WE'RE DOING THIS THING. NO EXCUSES! WE ARE MAILMEN, NOTHING WILL GET IN OUR WAY.