Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Baby

Although I've known about him for a while, I met him only a few weeks ago. I've always believed that a good relationship is one that makes you a better person, and so it is with my new love.

It took me a while to get accustomed to him and his ways which were exciting yet accompanied by a steep learning curve. Despite a few glitches, he has made me a better communicator, time manager, and has provided endless hours of entertainment. He is also helping me with my fitness goals. *Swoon*

Who is this person? Well, I may have deceived you a bit: he is an it, and it is my new blackberry from which I have typed the last few posts.

Not only that, but now I have a snazzy new calorie and exercise tracking program from Livestrong/Daily Plate that is user and cost friendly($2.99). In the past, I've tried Weight Watchers Online (too expensive), and SparkPeople (free -but the food database is not as comprehensive nor is the mobile interface as user friendly as Daily Plate). I know that the easier it is for me to count calories the longer I will stick with it.

Calorie counting has always been a chore for me: logging onto the PC is not always convenient, carrying a notebook around is bothersome and laborious when it comes to calculations, and keeping track in my head is just ridiculous and a waste of brain space. Now that I have found the one, I don't know why I wasted time with all the others. What method do you use to track you food and exercise?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ooook. So why didn't anyone tell me that all of the attractive black men go to the gym at around 6-ish? Well, if I needed inspiration, I got it now. There is nothing like seeing muscular, sweaty black men of all complexions and stature exerting physical effort. Damn. If the allure of eye candy wasn't enough, the goal of getting tight for the summer was signed and sealed with every glance at each ebony glistening bicep. Lol, I will stop now. I'm starting to sound like a ghetto Harlequin novel...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Guess Who's Back

Wow, it has been almost 3 months since I've last posted. It's always easier to post when you are on your grind. The frequency of my posts tend to reflect the frequency of my workouts. I tend to get writer's block, well, writer's guilt and shame might be more appropriate. I guess I don't want every entry to look like this: I didn't work out today...again...ate bad food...damn....James.

It' much easier to record accomplishments. Hence today's reappearance! Today, the stars aligned, and I worked out after work. I can not tell you the last time that happened. In the past, if I didn't work out in the morning, it didn't happen because I was SO exhausted after work. It always amazed me how some people could go to the gym after putting in 8+ hours. "They must have a desk job," I told myself.

So, after taking a quick nap at home, I went to the local gym and ran/jog/walked on the treadmill. Every minute felt like I was playing "uncle" with my bones, each one screaming for mercy. It is amazing how out of shape you can get in month (or two) of little to no exercise. However, I got through it and I feel accomplished. More to come later....