Tuesday, February 03, 2009
And Please, don't drive like my brother...
Generally, the reason I don't like working out is because it's boring to me. I don't enjoy it. ESPECIALLY running. I have very little patience for it, so instead of zoning out like you're supposed to, my mind gets stuck on "I hate this, I hate this, I hate this". Anyone else have this problem?
I told this to my boot camp instructor and she told me she has the same problem. And this is a girl who does marathons and triathlons! It made me feel a little bit more encouraged that she had the same issue. She solves it by downloading audio books. So I considered that and decided that one of two things would happen: 1. I would lament the time I was wasting with an audio book when I'd rather curl up on the couch with a real one. Or 2. I'd be one of those people who would walk around constantly attached to my freaking iPod.
The solution? Podcasts! I know, I know, you're rolling your eyes because you've been doing that for YEARS. It's not that I didn't know what a podcast was, I'm not that out of it, I just never did it. Today I took the monster dogs on a walk to warm up before boot camp, and I took Car Talk with me. It was so much fun! I found myself ignoring the walk and getting totally into the show. AND, when I got back to my house, I was bummed because there was 10 minutes left, so I kept walking! I think this is really going to help.
A small remodel update: THE GRANITE IS IN! :-) How about some before and after pics, eh?
Before/After of the kitchen. Cabinets to be re-faced in 4 weeks.
Before/After kitchen sink! It's so DEEP!
Before/After guest bathroom. Also waiting for new cabinet facing. Obviously, new mirror is forthcoming as well. :-)
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.