Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Diets suck

So that Weight Watcher's commercial that says "Diets don't work" is total BS b.c you know what Weight Watcher's is? EATING LESS. That, my friend, is a freaking diet. Just as a random aside.

Anyways, I've been on a diet for the past week and a half. And I've done pretty good at it.... so far. I guess you could say I've kind-of been on one for the past month but before last week the plan was 1)dieting when Mike wasn't here and 2) eating everything in sight when he was. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, that doesn't so much work very well.

Now I'm on the all-diet-all-the-time-train. I figure I need to get a little more svelte before the summer. I am sick of not fitting in all the clothes I own, and would just like to start this summer of a little less tubby.

The main issue is that I really need to start working out again. I haven't been very good about it in a while - working out makes me want to eat more, and that's what I was trying to avoid. So maybe now that I'm a bit more into the diet I can start up again. Plus the weather is nice so it's time for the beagle and myself to hit the trail. This should be interesting; I took Milly running once a couple weeks ago and I felt a little bit like I was running/dragging an uncoordinated wild hog. I had to hopscotch over her twice; once was right beside some guy whose dog wasn't behaving like a crazed maniac and I exclaimed "Trying to teach this dog to run is like trying to herd cats!!!" Oy, man. I came home all disheveled, and the beagle was dying. For such a spirited dog she sure was a wimp when it came to running. At the end of it I was practically walking and dragging her along.

I feel like it will be good for us both though, I get exercise and I run some beagle-energy out of the dog. I swear, if I could bottle and sell beagle energy, I would make a hojillion dollars.

So here's the plan:
  • 100 pushups program (3x a week)
  • Run (2x a week)
  • Jillian 30 day shred dvd (2x a week)
  • PAINT & do home improvment in all my spare time!!
  • Limit calories... oy.

This should be interesting!


Jules said...

I just started one too. And I realized last night when my stomach growled, "Wow, dieting makes me hungry. This sucks." Stick with it!

Mich said...

As soon as I get the OK from the doc, I have 30-day Shred loaded and ready to go! Also - we should plan to go for walks in the evening once the weather decides to stay nice - you can walk Milly and I can walk Sam.

Bayjb said...

Oy we will discuss this on Saturday for sure. I need to get back on track too and the counting calories thing is awful. Torture. We do need to talk about this Shred thing though.