Monday, July 6, 2009

Newton's Law (and week 11)

As many of you know, Sir Isaac Newton, supreme smartypants that he was, came up with some nifty laws regarding motion. The law that appears to be governing my life right now is the First Law, which can be simplified into two statements:

1. An object in motion tends to stay in motion

2. An object at rest tends to stay at rest

The exception for both being unless acted on by an external unbalanced force. 

Since I have been off for the summer, I have been an object at rest. My ass and couch have re-formed their loving bond. This is what I was afraid of. Once I settle into the couch, the inertia keeps me there. I tend to stay at rest. When I was working I was in motion, moving around, getting things done. Not so much these days. So I know I need that external unbalanced force to kick my inert ass off the couch. What is this force? How will it get me moving? 

The only thing I can come up with is there is no external force to set me in motion. There is only willpower. Determination. Drive. It's my choice to lounge around, watching crap TV and surfing the net. Thus, it is also my choice to get off the couch. Not an easy feat by any means. I mean, I really like being at rest. A lot. As much as I've wanted to be, I've never been a go-getter, a doer. A rise at 6 and go go go go until bed. Nope. Sadly, I am a sitter. A watcher. A procrastinator

So what am I going to do? 

First, I am going to close this friggin' laptop and go clean the bathroom that has been waiting for me for WAY too long. 

Next, I will get my ass worked out (which  I didn't do yesterday).

Finally, I will start the dough for our pizza dinner this evening. 

Because I know all you lovely people out there in blogger land will want to know if I managed these terribly insurmountable tasks, I will update y'all tonight. 

Here I gooo...breaking the inertia!

To be continued. . .

I know you are wondering...Did she do it? Did she accomplish simple tasks?? The answer is YES! I cleaned that darn bathroom to within an inch of its life, then got on the bike and pedaled to nowhere for 1/2 hr and did my 100 sit ups. Yeah boyyy

Thank you, thank you. I know, I am fabulous. And, the pizza was darn tasty! 

Tomorrow, I must battle the demon inertia once again, and GET MY ASS OFF THE COUCH!! 

Wish me luck.

Stats for the day: 

Weight: 198

Exercise: 35 min. moderate-high intensity


Tiffany said...

Just came across your blog. Looks like you're doing great. Congrats on your losses thus far. Look forward to seeing your progress.

I'm the Fat Daddy. said...

Here's to getting off our asses. Don't kow why it is so hard, but sometimes it just is. Hang in there.

Carlos said...

way to motivate and get active. if you need help tomorrow my bathroom is a mess, bring your hazmat suit!

TC said...

Tiffany: Thanks for coming by and saying hi. :) Good to hear from a fellow Canadian! Good luck with your weight loss as well. It looks like you are doing great!

Fad Daddy: IS hard...dammit! The ass-couch bond is a strong one. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Carlos: Hmm so tempting. I think I'll stick to my own biohazards though. :P Good job on the loss Mister! :)

Winderdoodle said...

AWESOME! Good for you for doing it even though you didn't want to!

My weight loss mentor says "motivation is in the doing". She has shared this little tidbit: "Motivation is like brushing your teeth. Neither thing lasts for too long and that's why we do them every day."

Keep up the moving and you'll succeed!


Terri said...

Good for you! Great job getting off your ass! Now, come to my house and kick mine!

Madame DeFarge said...

Yup, can come over and clean my house if you like, while I recline on my sofa. Or you could buy a really uncomfortable couch. With nails. Or something.

TC said...

Terri: Oh, I would so come over there and drag you off the couch. :) Hey, if my ass can't be there, no one's can!

MDF: The nail couch idea has some merit...hmmm. How would I explain my perforated hindquarters though? Second thought, who really sees that part of my bod anyway! I don't know if hubby would go for it. Maybe I could buy him a cushion. :)

Sanctum's Muse said...

Congrats on your continued progress. Sorry I haven't been around much. If you really need a reason to get off the couch, maybe a vacation to a warm, semi-tropical place might do the trick. Imagine running on a beautiful, white-sand beach.