Is it just me or is it really hard to start adulting again after a really long weekend?
At least I had a very productive weekend, actually, it was quite productive. When we last spoke I was smack dab in the middle of removing all the Christmas decorations. I spent 3 solid days doing just that and guess what?
No, I’m not finished.
I was almost finished. I still had a couple of small trees to put away and the lights over the pond. MacGyver actually wanted to leave those up because he reasoned they are purple and they’d look good all year round….oh, the horror!
So it fell upon me to remove the lights from the Jacaranda tree over the pond. Unfortunately, the branches stretch out over the pond quite far and when I realized there was no way I could safely climb out to the end I decided to jump out of the tree.
Here is a bit of advice: If you think you’re too high to safely jump down, you probably are. I DID land on my feet because I’m all cat-like but then I quickly lost my balance, fell to the ground, and rolled into the freezing and disgusting mucky waters of the pond.
I’m pretty sure my neighbors already know I’m an idiot so no loss there but the Christmas lights are still in the tree and we are now the kind of rednecks my nightmares are made of. Oh, the joy.
But that was yesterday, let’s talk about Saturday because if I was an idiot on Sunday, I was a rockstar on Saturday. I woke up very early in the morning and while MacGyver was hunting I got my fitness on. First, with my best plank thus far:
And then I ran 10 miles. TEN! And I didn’t go out and run too fast, I didn’t stop once, I didn’t walk, and most importantly, I didn’t die. I know, it was a miracle but the best part was, I didn’t get a migraine after. There is hope…
Obviously I’m still conducting scientific experiments by wearing multiple fitness trackers.
On Saturday I racked up over 33,000 steps on my fitbit. And I’m just going to go ahead and throw this out there, I may be a bit obsessed. No, really. I’m all about the steps.
I didn’t run on Sunday but I walked my ass everywhere I could. I was building a fire in the fire pit and I walked to the edge of our property over 30 times and picked up one stick for the fire each time because, steps!
The need for steps has become all consuming. And did you know they give you little badges? Yes, badges, major awards. Unfortunately every time I get one, I want more. And let’s not forget the sleep tracking because now I it has become evident that I need to work on my sleep fitness, yes, sleep fitness. I’ve started to get anxiety when I have to take that damn thing off to charge it.
And there are challenges, CHALLENGES! You can sign up for challenges with other fitbit users. I started with a few just for motivation. Just some friendly competition, but it’s evolved.
Oh, I see you got 22,000 steps already, that’s nothing!
It’s all consuming…and I love it.
At least fitness is going to be a little bit more enjoyable with some competition and the fact that we are now getting some cooler weather. Check out our 7 day forecast.
It’s 52 degrees this morning!
The dogs are loving it too. Well, Boomer is loving it, Hank doesn’t like the cold. He’s still in bed as I write this.
And you know I couldn’t write a weekend recap without some doggie pics and stories, so here are a few scenes from yesterday.
Boomer got up early and got into the toy basket.
How does he always know which toy is missing? He has hundreds, literally hundreds!
Hank got up early, realized it was cold, refused to go outside in the yard and then proceeded to pee on the lanai. Then, he hid.
No one ever accused my dogs of being boring. So much personality!
Happy Monday peeps, I’ve got to get adulting.
Are you addicted to a fitness tracker? Which one? How are you addicted?