Considering I’m always susceptible to feeling less than 100%— menstrual cycle shenanigans, colds, tired issues here and there, etc…everyone tells me to just exercise.
Well, it finally dawned on me to simply *move more* when I stepped on a scale after two years of not stepping on a scale.
Here are the thoughts that followed:
Wait. What? Is that scale broken?
Yep. It’s definitely broken…
*A few more attempts ensue *
But wait. Really?
(Looking at my mom for her rebuttal, as I ask how many pounds to deduct as ‘period water weight.’)
* The ‘denial moment’ passes*
Sooooooo…I guess I was more active in high school/college? Definitely college because I took the bus and walked across the turnpike to the campus. (#BADASS)
And then there was right after college when I trekked to and from the city for those unpaid internships. (Shoutout to unpaid internships!)
But now, I can’t just eat and stay still. Apparently.
Does this mean I have to lift weights at the gym? PLEASE EXERCISE GODS. ANYTHING BUT THAT.
I think the best bet is to *briskly* walk since I like to walk anyway. It just has to be incorporated into my routine with a little more structure.
Yay, I live near a middle school track! Convenient much.
When should I walk? During my off days? After dinner? I hate the heat. Can’t ever walk in the heat.
The heat should die.
It’s settled — I shall walk at night when the sun is not mean.
I’m told to wear sneakers. I knew that though, right?
Just doing half a mile for starters, no big deal. THIS IS SO EASY.
Okay. That was fine. I can even walk to the Chinese takeout place now!
*Around a week or so later*
Legs are kind of sore. Poor legs.
So tired. Like as if I didn’t sleep well. Ew. Now I’m extra sensitive. HERE COMES THE SENSITIVITY.
UGH. BUT WHYYYYY. I didn’t do anything that intense. Just some track walks and a couple of boardwalk walks; one was even late night when it was super foggy and creepy (that fact is actually irrelevant though…)
Does this mean I am thatttttt out of shape?
Um yes. Yes it does mean that.
Everyone says my body will get used to it and ultimately feel better.
KEEP TO IT, GIRL.
But right now, where are you, bed?
Can I lie on you?