Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Alcohol is like love

I'm getting in a routine.  I know this sounds boring to many people, but to me, this is my HEAVEN.  I love knowing what is coming next.  I'm getting in the routine of going to the gym for lunch every day.  Today I had a headache.  All I wanted to do was bail on the gym and get a Happy Meal.  But, NO!!  I went to the gym.  I did it.  I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill and I did some weight work for lower body.  I am proud of myself.  I know I could do more.  I know I could work out harder.  To me, the ROUTINE of going to the gym, doing cardio and lifting weights makes me HAPPY.  I WOULD love to get in the routine of getting up at 6:00 a.m. and do some cardio before I get in the shower and get ready for work.  I haven't done that, yet.  I'm thinking about it.  I'm trying to OBSESS over it.  But it's so hard for me to do.

Another routine I would like to start is to go for a walk after I get home from work.  Currently I have a different routine.  The routine I have now is to get home from work and have a cocktail.  I need to stop this.  It is not healthy for me.  I used to jokingly say I needed to wash the taste of my office out of my mouth.  Hahahaha.  Who's hurting who?  This is not a positive thing to do.  I think I need to think of this "routine" as a self-destructive act.  Why should I let this job have one more second of my life than it is already taking?  Why should I allow this job to damage my health?  What I should do is steal from the job.  I should keep taking advantage of the gym.  I should take advantage of training.  I should take advantage of skill building.

I need to build new routines in my life, little by little.  I can do this.  I'll let you know when the early morning workouts kick in.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off. "   Raymond Chandler 


  1. best wishes on the kicking of the habit...walked away from it about 8 years ago...now i am not a prude...i have had maybe 5 drinks since then in social situations but i dont need it or want it...and best wishes on the gym...that would be harder for me...smiles.

  2. great goals!! Kudos on your continued exercising too. I'm proud of you.

  3. Yeah, if it feels like a problem, especially the routine factor or the underlying motivation, I'd ditch it too. ASAP. And the gym thing is great. I walk in the evenings at least once a week and find it really relaxing.

  4. good on ya, for trekking out to the gym when it's not your first (or, if you're like me, even 47th) instinct. i generally loathe starting out, but i'm always glad for the exercise when i'm done.

  5. well, i have to say i do like your lunchtime routine. i think it's fantastic and probably better than if you were to do it in the morning because then, at least if you do it during your work day, you break the monotony of work and your endorphins kick in making your afternoon much better to deal with. i really liked this piece and i think i'll take this "routine" goal of yours and adapt it to fit my own!

  6. hehehehe. why don't you switch it up to every friday afternoon after work you have a cocktail to end the week with? after all a delicious drink after the week is good for the soul. :)


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