Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things have to change around here

Hi, my name is Mike, and I have a problem. Actually, I have a few problems.

  1. I eat too much chocolate. Some small chocolatiers make less chocolate than I eat in a week. It's sad.
  2. I drink too much Dr. Pepper. Not even the diet kind.
  3. I'm a big-time Slacker. (Yes, the capital S is on purpose there.)

See, all these things are conspiring against me. They are all working together to try to keep me from exercising. They all know that if I exercise a a lot I will consume less of them. And they are right. How do they do this? I don;'t know for sure, but somehow they are controlling my mind. It;s like some form of telepathy. During the day, especially when I'm home, they'll get in my head and force me to consume more and more of them. (Dr. Pepper and chocolate that is.) Then, when I've eaten too much I feel like crap, want to nap or pass out, then I'm physically unable to run, or move, or get up from the couch. Well, unless the power of the candy is so strong that I can get up and have more.

Like I said, it is very sad. So here I am, posting this so all of you (which is very few) will be witnesses to my declaration that this is going to stop. I have to cut out the crap and get my ass in gear. I have a half-marathon planned for September, and unless they are giving out chocolate and Dr. Pepper at the aid stations, I'll never make it.

This isn't going to happen overnight, especially when we still have a few mini-brownies in the house, but I have to at least start tonight. One thing that I forgot to mention is that I stay up too late watching TV on my days off then, when I wake up the next day, I'm too much of a vegetable to do anything. Sometimes it can't be helped, though. Like last night, I was going to go to bed when Mythbusters came on. I had to stay up and watch that. It was a great episode.

So, do you care about any of this? Probably not, but now, somewhere deep in the cobweb-filled recess of my brain, I might remember this post when I feel like having a pound of M&M's and lay on the couch instead of running. So, yes, you will all be to blame if I don't succeed.

Jenn is working on some of the same things at the same time so maybe that will help make this crazy idea work. Oh, that gives me another person to blame if this fails. Great!


Florinda said...

Well, now you've done it - made it public, and made yourself accountable! Good luck.

You can send the M&Ms to my house - I'm sure my husband won't mind eating them for you :-).

Mike said...

Florinda: Thanks. I'll need it. If I had any M&M's around I'd send them your way. Lucky for me, I do not. :)

Cookie said...

Mike, if you exercise more, you can eat more candy. It will all balance out. I promise. ;^)

Mike said...

Cookie: Trues. I didn't think about that. Thanks for the help! :)