There's a book called Sh*t My Dad Says.
I was browsing through it at the book store and laughing at it. I was also reminded of some of the little sayings my mom had when I was a kid.
Some of her sayings were (are! She's still around) inspirational:
"You can do anything if you want it bad enough. Anything!"
That one drove me often and she would repeat it to me when I had self doubts.
Most of her sayings were about weather:
"It's colder than a well digger's ass in January!"
"It's colder than a witch's tit in a brass brassiere!" Classy, yes?
Others were backhanded motivational:
"Either sh*t or get off the pot!" This is one she received from her mother. It means either do something or stop talking about it.
For two years I've talked about joining a running club. I may not mention it much here but it's something I've gone back and forth with and Chuck has listened to me waver. Yes, I want to join. No, I don't have time. Yes, I'm going to do it. No, I don't want to run.
Yesterday I mentioned to Shelley in an email that I had asked the USAFit division near me when registration ended. They have extended registration until this weekend. Oh, ok. Good for them. Why did I even inquire?
Shelley encouraged me to join and told me how much fun it is and I should just do it. Time to "sh*t or get off the pot." Either do it or stop talking about it. (By the way, this works with weight loss too.) Or, as Elvis sang so eloquently, "A little less conversation a little more action." I'm pretty sure he was talking about something else but we can apply it here. :)
So, before I thought about it too much and talked myself out of it, I signed up with the running club!
My hands were sweating as I filled out the online registration. My stomach became queasy. So many self doubts. (You can do anything if you want it bad enough. Anything!)
For some reason I thought I was signing up to train for 5Ks. Nay nay. I think I just signed up to train for a half marathon. This is what happens when you don't think before diving. That's ok. I can do it!
And thanks to Shelley and Chuck for encouraging me to do things that I didn't think I could do. Chuck is my biggest cheerleader. I wouldn't do half of what I do without his support.
As of yet, I have not received a schedule or directions to the meeting place. I'm still very nervous because this is something I'm doing on my own (I usually have a buddy with me when I try something new) and I'm way way out of my comfort zone. But I'm going to embrace the challenge and go for it. Plus I get a tee shirt.
Quote of the day from Rachel: "You paid to do this?!"
Exercise: rest day. My legs were still sore from weights workout on Sunday.
Breakfast--scrambled eggs (1 egg, 1 white) with cheese and salsa on low carb tortilla
Lunch--can't quite shake my hot dog cravings.
Dinner: the best tacos x2. Love these so much. The recipe is from America's Test Kitchen and they really are some of the best I've had. I didn't make my own shells this time. Too much work for a Monday night.
Dessert: a mini "no sugar added" ice cream cone
Is there anything you've been talking about doing but haven't done yet?