Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Weather Ate My Motivation

It's been hot. Freakishly HOT. It was so warm this past weekend I was down at the beach playing in the sand and water with The Little Miss until after 8pm on both Friday and Saturday nights. Wonderful and glorious times, but if it's THAT warm at the beach that means it's too hot to even wear clothes at my house.

Needless to say with the weather hovering in the 90's at night, I got absolutely NO walking in this weekend which then spirals into bad eating habits. For me, it seems as though if I have the exercise component working, the eating well thing falls, more easily, into place. I guess I figure if I'm going to take the time and put out the effort to pound the pavement and sweat for a few miles, I don't just want to blow it all by eating like crap. Unfortunately, it doesn't work the other way. Eating well doesn't inspire me to go out and exercise.

Today, the heat of Satan weather has taken a turn for the cooler and so it's shaping up to be just another perfect day in this little paradise. I brought my running shoes and walking clothes for my lunch time walk around the neighborhood. According to, my sometime friend and sometime enemy, Pedro, it's a little over 3 miles. Just perfect to fit in as a middle of the day, get out of the office cubicle, escape.


Thank you all, so much, for your thoughtful comments on my post yesterday. I'm not sure what I was expecting to hear about about the whole privacy issue but it's really gotten me thinking about personal choices. There were a couple of you who said they wished they hadn't given out their link to friends and family or put so much personal information out there and others that were more than happy to share everything. Bottom line for me is I'm still going to be cautious. I'm still going to take little baby steps. I sort of equate it to losing my virginity. I figure once I give away information to the Internet universe, there's no taking it back and for me it's better move slowly not to regret my decisions later.

Speaking of losing my virginity, I want to give a special shout out to Tony. He was my first, male commenter.


Tony said...

Thanks for the shout out :). I definitely hate doing any form of exercise when it is incredibly hot outside. I seriously do not know what I would do without air condition lol.

I think exercise is a great way to turn off cravings. After I exercise, I just do not feel like stuffing myself with anything bad for me. The craving goes away and like you said, you don't want your workout to go to waste by eating junk food.

Manuela said...

Ha, I thought this was going to turn into a true confessions post!

Sorry about the heat. I know in my neck of the woods when the heat and humidity come I just want to sit inside and "chill" (sorry about the pun ;)

EVA said...

i just discovered your blog! i love it. and about how much to share...i find that it's really best not to use other people's real names w/out their permission...but other than that, lay it all out there. and dont care how people are going to take it. the fist blog i had i was always thinking about what people wanted to read about and it became nmore about crowd pleasing than about who i am and what im going through....which is why people read and write blogs.

40 by 40 said...

Hi! Great job with the walking and the 22 lb weight loss!! That's so great! I am looking forward to your challenge. I slowly gave more and more personal information out b/c this is about my little weight loss journey ...but sometimes life either gets in the way or is part of it..and sometimes..I don't have too much to talk about in that area. I also consider many my friends..and I want to share what's happening with me and know about them too. I did make my blog unlisted and unsearchable with the privacy options. I hope you are doing ok with the heat. Stay hydrated!

MizFit said...

Satan weather.

man I may need to borrow that for where I reside.


Sagan Morrow said...

Ugh, is it ever tough to work out in the heat! And it DOES seem easier to eat better when you're exercising well, and vice versa.