Thursday, January 8, 2009

Turn It Around

I started writing a 2008 blog in November but I never bothered finishing or publishing it. I'm not bothered now, it's a week into 2009, nobody cares about 2008 anymore, fuck it, it's in the past. Good year though. Best year. I had an even better summer than the infamous '05 I reckon. Didn't think it was possible, but there ya go.

I got to thinking recently and I'm annoyed with myself for ultimately wasting the last four months of my life. I spent 90% of my time sitting on my couch moping about not having a job and eating all the food. All I have achieved in this time is getting really chunky and watching season 3 of Grey's Anatomy, cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model, both seasons of Gossip Girl, all seasons of the Hills and pretty much all of Sex and the City. Productive!

So, I'm trying to sort my life out. I've started doing college work again with the hope of finally getting into third year.
I've started jogging again, and I am seriously shocked by how much difference I can feel in my fitness after only 2 weeks.
I'm trying to eat healthy cuz I put on a stone this year and I intend on losing it before I go to America.
I'm in the process of cleaning my room; GIANT task. I've been at it for days and it's only about half done.
I've been making sure the house stays clean. The boys have been very good this week and I am mega proud of them. Yes, I am the mammy.

I haven't quit smoking, nor do I intend to for the moment, cuz I think quitting smoking is one of the hardest things ever and it takes all my focus, so I can't really try and do that while trying to do all this other junk.These aren't new years resolutions because I think new years resolutions are bullshit. I just don't want to feel like a complete waster anymore.

I still don't really have a job but I am temping a bit so hopefully I'll be able to make the money I need for my J1.

More about yogging. I seriously miss my gym membership. I was a member up until May and I frickin loved it. I love the treadmill and the cross-trainer. I always get a little competitive on these machines, and will always try to go a little faster/for a little longer than whoever I'm at the gym with, or if I was on my own, I would just choose a randomer to secretly compete with.

Going out for a jog in the middle of frickin winter is a different story altogether. It takes a lot for me to be able to make myself walk out the front door with this intention. I went to the Nike outlet and bought some new running shoes to make me want to jog. I'm really bad for this kind of thing, I need something material to make me want to do things eg. to motivate myself to clean my room, I bought new bedsheets. They are lovely.

Recently though, Chris has taken to jogging with me, and this week Lally joined in the fun also. I really like jogging with these guys. Chris is really good at making me push myself, and Lally makes me feel better about myself because she's just as unfit as I am. Chris moshes like a madman while he's jogging because he has ten times more energy than myself and Lally combined.

I applied for, and had started to train for the Women's Mini Marathon last year, with Áine. I didn't do it in the end. Áine had to pull out because she booked a holiday, and I wouldn't do it on my own cuz I'm a pussy. I'm not gonna be able to do it this year because I'll be gone to America, but it is my personal mission to be able to run 10km by the time I go away. I only got up to 4km last time I was training. Dang.

This phase will probably last another 2 weeks at most. If even.



Joebreaker said...

I wanna jog.

Lally said...


Darragh said...

Every day this week i've set my alarm early to go jogging before college, but when I wake up at six, its dark and cold out so I just roll over and go back to sleep so fair play to you

xChrisx said...

This will not last two weeks!!!
We're going tomorrow.
Even if i have to drag you the fuck out of your house.Expect a phonecall at some time tomorrow.


Hamster said...

Why would you have to drag me out of my house....?