Join a gym.

I joined the gym back in July, and went all of twice in the first week. Then never again. I have two goals in mind with this gym membership, the first is to be able to run a 5K, the second is to tighten up my abs (which are a blob disaster).  I wouldn’t mind some upper body strength too… even though my mother always told me that lifting weights will rob me of boobies. So I’m cautious with weights, come on, its not like I have much to give.

This month I decided to go everyday. I’m also doing a huge cut back on sweets, snacks, and other assorted bad-for-me foods. I came to this decision after realizing I had spent an entire weekend in bed surviving on Runts, cookies and cheese. Something had to give.

Terrence won’t let me go to the gym daily though, he says my body needs time to bounce back between workouts. So I’m going to do every other day until my body gets used to it and then see if I can get in more later. I dedicated December to this lifestyle, I don’t know if I want to go intensely for longer… let’s see if I survive the month first. I already miss snacking, I’ve been starving all day. I need to remember to bring fruit, nuts and jerky to work with me. 

Yesterday I got up early, on my day off, and hit the gym before anything else.  It felt great. Today I’m super sore, it even hurts to laugh. I’m hoping this is a good thing.

Wish me luck everyone.

Year Three, Month One. (25 of 192)

I saw M83 live once with Terrence back when we first started dating… I fell asleep a little. Back then it was just Anthony Gonzalez on a stage alone with a laptop and a drum machine… now he’s got a whole band and more to his music than ambient sounds… no fair, I call do-over.

M83’s Intro (featuring Zola Jesus)

Riley’s soundtrack, Year 3.
October | Intro