I recently decided to go back to making myself thinner and in better shape. I have my reasons. Other than of course a better quality of life. If I cared about that I'd be shaving and brushing my teeth more.
Anyway, rather than just jump straight back into the gym I decided to start it a little small. On Wednesday I dusted off my Kinect and did the calorie challenge on my Kinect Sports game. If you don't know what that is, it's where you set a time and calorie goal (well, you select a time and it gives you a calorie goal) and you play minigames for the set amount of time, hoping to burn off the amount of calories. Pretty simple stuff.
Back in my heyday I could do a full half hour session on that. It might not sound like much but that thing could actually really take it out of you. I decided to start a little smaller, as I said, and only did the fifteen minute challenge. Damn that thing took it out of me. I did manage to beat the goal though, so that's something.
Yesterday I also went on a proper walk for the first time in forever. The town centre is to the right of my door, and my walking path is down the left. I had to go to the town centre to mail a letter and decided I would walk up there and then walk past my house on the way back and continue walking. I have two different walking routes. Well it's a straight line either way, but I have two set distances. There's a petrol station a mile away from me, and my old school is two miles away. When I started walking before I would walk to the petrol station and back. Then I started venturing towards the school and back. This time though I did only go to the petrol station. I got some nasty stomach cramps and I'm surprised I managed to drag myself home. Still, I walked three miles and I'm going to walk at least a mile today, so it's not going too bad.
I have no problem starting exercise programs or anything, I find sticking to them to be my biggest obstacle. Most people can make something a habit pretty quickly but I just can't. I probably couldn't form a smoking addiction if I tried. Not that I really want to.