I moved almost one full month ago. You would think that I’d be settling in. And I guess I am to some extent. But my systems have been thrown off. Like way, WAY off.
I can’t seem to get myself to the gym.
Okay, so for two reasons, I’m the type of person who has to go to the gym: 1) I eat way too much and need to work off the calories or I will gain weight. And quick. 2) I need those “endolphins,” cause honey, the black dog is always lurking just around the corner.
So when I don’t get to the gym, I start instantly to put on weight and I get depressed. You see the problem, yes?
So I’ve been trying to develop a system that allows me to get to the gym in the morning –
STOP. Don’t even say it. Don’t even suggest that I go at night or at lunch or something. I’ve tried it. I can’t do it. It must be in the morning. Now, pay attention!
And bring my lunch –
STOP. Yes, I bring my lunch. And no, I don’t feel bad about that. I am broke, kids. HC tells me this every day. So I need to do this. If for no other reason, so he will shut the hell up already!
And get to work at a reasonable hour. My new gym, which is fine but not great, is so close to work that it doesn’t make sense for me to go to the gym and then go home to shower before heading to the office. This means I have to shower at the gym. I’m not a prima donna by any stretch, and I have the most mainlined shower routine that this shouldn’t really be a problem. But for some reason, I can’t get it together.
Day one of this system, I forgot to brush my teeth before I left the house and, of course, neglected to bring a toothbrush with me.
Day two – I forgot flip flops and went barefoot in the gym locker room. Whatever, this might gross you out, but it only moderately irritated me.
Day three, I failed to bring deodorant AND failed to brush my teeth before leaving the house – AGAIN. Fuck! The deodorant thing is not a big deal. I have deodorant at the office. But the teeth thing is a problem. Especially since I haven’t been to the dentist in 3 years.
(Yes, I know this is a problem and that it is disgusting and that I’m going to loose all my teeth. But I got a referral for a dentist and plan to make an appointment tomorrow. So relax.)
Day four, resounding success! I managed to do and bring everything I needed to. I then proceeded to miss an entire week at the gym, so it’s not a foolsafe plan. But I’m working on it.