July 13, 2010

Getting out of that Rut

Not sure why, but as I said yesterday, I've been in a bit of a rut. 

I've been wanting a computer (or at least a phone with Internet access) for a while, and when we were shopping for Jay a new computer his dad assumed our chatter about it meant we would actually buy one, and even asked me what kind I was looking at.

While they were haggling over price, I made my way to the phones to drool.  The guy offered to help me when he saw my rockin Razr circa 2005, but he backed off once he looked me up and saw that I'm not eligible for an upgrade until April of next year.

My eating habits have been less than idea as of late, but I can't seem to find the motivation to change that.  I groan about how I don't want to be fat people, yet I continue to do fat people things.  (Although I will say my breakfast of bran flakes, blueberries, and almonds covered in almond milk was quite yummy this morning.)

A friend invited me to the movies last night.  What better to break a rut then spontaneity?  It sorta helped, until Jay nagged me about getting popcorn and a drink at the concession counter.

My sister purchased me a new Vera Bradley wristlet at the outlet store, but once again Stingy McStingerson begrudged the $20 she spent on my behalf for a fun new item.

So I'm left with one final idea.  It'll take hard work, dedication, and a bit of insanity.

But I think I can do it.

The final sprint triathlon of the year.  What better way to celebrate getting back at it then...well...getting back at it.  The major problem is the pool part - the indoor pool is closed .  If I want to get my swims in I'll have to be and and out of the outdoor pool by 7 AM.  That's when the swim team arrives.

But I'm a little scared. 

Maybe easing back into things more slowly would be a better idea?


  1. My two cents:

    Buy a computer and a camera.

    Screw the easing back in. I'm all for going big. ;) (just don't hurt yourself)

  2. I know what you mean about eating right...it is so tough! Esp. turning down popcorn at the movies!!! A triathlon is an amazing goal! I bet you can do it if you put your mind to it! Good luck girl!!
    p.s. Vera Bradley is worth every penny!

  3. Triathlon? Yes. If anyone can throw herself back into something and do it right, it's you.

    I agree with Lissa - computer and camera. Totally necessary. Not luxury.

    And ohmywerd popcorn at movies is my biggest downfall.

    Enjoy your present. Don't begrudge. ;)

  4. thankfully popcorn doesn't tempt me. you know what does? chips. you know what i had last week? a coupon for $1 off 4 pringles cans, and they were on sale. you know how many pringles cans i have LEFT? yeah...

    i think you need to ease back at whatever speed seems right to you. sounds like a cop-out, but if you overdo it it could be dangerous...and underdoing it just means you're going to continue to beat yourself up. enough with the self-inflicted bruises ;)

  5. One foot in front of the other. That's what I keep telling myself. I think you can do the tri too!

  6. Computer is a necessity. Phone with internet, probably more luxury than necessity, but I'm addicted to mine so I'm really not an impartial party.

    I think you should do the tri. If it will help get you out of your rut to have a goal to work towards, then I say go for it!

  7. I'm with Lissa, buy the stuff. Also with Llama, Vera is worth every penny, especially when it's not your penny. If anyone can rock that tri, it's you. From everything you have written before, you can so do this!

  8. I agree - the computer and camera you need. Then throw yourself into the race!

  9. computer-necessity!

    you are the most successful 'all or nothing' person I know!! :)


  10. I am with you first commentor - Life is too short girl! Buy your computer and camera - buy popcorn and a drink at the movies!
    Give yourself permission to live without processing it all too closely!

    Have fun!!

  11. It looks like you need the computer, if you have to wait til April on the phone upgrade! ;) I think you should just enjoy life! It's OK to have popcorn & a drink at the movies occasionally! & if you're cleared to train for the Triathlon, go for it!

  12. I think you should spend a little too. Seriously. Just go ahead and throw caution to the wind.

    Or not. For heavens sake be HaPPY about the wristlet : )

    Oh Brooke! : )


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