Anyway, as the title of the post implies, I’ve let some old habits creep back in, but I’ve also got a new obsession that’s a good one.
The old habits, well, you know they’re the eating. I was doing fairly well until maybe February, and for some reason we ended up with a box of Oreos in the house (I didn’t buy them). My plan was to give them to the kids, but I ended up eating them and then buying a new box to replace them. Rinse and repeat. Several times, in fact. For a few months. Not just eating them, but sneak eating them along with just about everything else. Oh, that sneak eating is so good for the ego, you know?
A few days ago I finally decided to stop that particular insanity, and am now in that oh-so-fun detox mode. You know the one, where you know you feel better without the junk food, but the brain is screaming EAT EVERYTHING YOU CAN BEFORE PEOPLE GET HOME.
The new obsession? Cycling. After my knee decided to hurt while running a year and a half ago, I gave up running. Sure, I did exercise DVDs every day but I was definitely moping. Getting a second opinion that agreed it was arthritis and wasn’t going to get better didn’t help any. So I decided to try biking.
Of course, I can’t just try something…I had to move my running obsession completely over to it, and since February I’ve ridden over 1,600 miles (top month was May, with 464 miles). It’s completely different and takes me longer than running to feel like I’ve gotten a good workout, but it’s outside and I get to buy neat toys so there’s that. :)
Anyway, there’s been a bit of interest in reviving the Shredheads so here I am, once again kind of starting over. There will be, of course, a July challenge and I hope people join in with the same enthusiasm they did when we were first going. I sure know it helps me to hear you all doing well…