I’ve had two friends in the last week reach out to me about their health goals, and wanting me to join. I’d fallen out of most of my somewhat healthy habits over the last 4 months, what with many life changes (promotion, moving states) – both of which have been wonderful, mind you! However, as much of an adventure life has been lately, I need to set time aside for myself and my health.
Yesterday began a 1,000,000 steps in 100 days challenge I’m doing with a friend of mine.
Today began a purge of my kitchen, replacing the bad with healthier alternatives.
Tomorrow begins a 30-minute a day workout challenge with another friend of mine.
I don’t know if I’ll keep up with all of these changes at once; I don’t care. It may be a coincidence that two people reached out to me in such a short timeframe; I don’t care. I’m ready and in need for change – to be lighter, to be quicker, to sleep better, to enjoy food more.
As mentioned above, I moved recently from Los Angeles, CA to Austin, TX. So far, I’m a huge fan, and it actually reminds me a lot of growing up in Florida. Maybe a little too much.
Tonight was my first experience with my apartment complex’s gym. It’s centrally located, actually well equipped, TV available, and plenty of mirrors. Overall, I was extremely pleased while I treadmilled away the hour.
… then I noticed a beetle flying near the corner of the room. I hate bugs. I especially loathe flying bugs. I monitored the beetle situation for a while, ready to bolt if they got too close, and that’s when things took a turn for the worst. The beetles battled, one killing the other. The victor started skittering toward me, and I knew my workout was going to be cut short.
The beetle veered in front of my treadmill to run to the wall, where it disappeared between the wall and the exercise mat flooring covering the gym floor wall-to-wall. How many other bugs lived under the mat? Ew.
I continued treadmilling.
Not more than 10 minutes later, I saw another beetle elsewhere in the room. And then a palmetto bug. And then another palmetto bug. All marching toward the treadmill, and me.
My fastest pace tonight was between the treadmill and the door.