Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Introspection

Apologies for the lack of knitting related content in advance. This is the kind of thing I'd put in my defunct livejournal, but... eh. Does anyone use livejournal anymore?

The sedentary law school lifestyle has done a number on my once skinny bod, as well as the addition of beer on my "favorite things" list. I get to sit around and read and think and take notes for huge portions of my time. Then when I get home, my favorite activities are knitting and video games. Physical activity is all too easy to avoid; I don't really have to walk anywhere, because the bus stops are just so convenient, and my bike isn't up here with me anyway. I had gotten a lot of walking and physical work in at my job after college graduation, lifting boxes of tile, moving carpet, and running around the store like a headless chicken... But now that I'm up here? Forget it. My weight hit an all time high (170 lbs, if you must know) at the doctor's office where I used to happily be around 135-140.

Time to make some adjustments. This wonderful lady has been one hell of an inspiration.

After class every day, I've quietly started what I fondly refer to as the DDR regimen. For those not in the know, DDR is a fun little game where you dance on a mat on the floor. It's hard work. It seems like it's the perfect solution for a nerd like me, plus I've thrown in some crunches and pushups for good measure. It feels nice to work up a sweat for once. Cross your fingers that I don't go crazy from all the bad dance music...

3 comments:

Rose Red said...

I know exactly what you mean about law school and the sedentary lifestyle - it only gets worse when you actually start work - so good to get into a great exercise habit!!

andrea said...

same thing happened to me when i started working in an office and going to grad school at night. i'm 40 lbs heavier too! good luck in ddr. maybe i should try that.

Eric & Tony said...

Practicing law will also leave you will little time, energy, or patients for exercize. Better to get on a good routine now.