It’s 8:12 a.m. And I’m Still In My Pajamas

Ok — all you people who got up at 5 a.m. to shower, shave (face, leggs, whatevah) and get ready to hit the road on your daily commute to work — all you people may hate me!

But it’s a struggle to get motivated for work when you can sleep late and slog around in the early morning. I’m at my desk, I’ve checked my email, I have a client with a brochure that simply has to get to the printer today and there are still edits to be made! I was planning on going into the “real” office but – the bridge off the Cape is still under construction, and why should I waste the time and the gas — even with my new car? — so I am staying put and working from my home office.

The down side — and there is one — is that I must be self-disciplined…. I must stay at my task and not be tempted to go for a walk, drive to the store, slip out under the radar and head to the gym for another turn on the treadmill — Those of you who know me well, know, in fact that I need to be kicked off this computer and dragged into the street to get some fresh air. That’s the real problem. Once I sit my fat bum on this chair it’s a chore to get me up and moving.

I noticed when I was resting in my bed last night that “Lila” the food baby— that bulge in my middle that is nothing but fat— is growing by leaps and bounds. I am turning into “Lila” the food blob! I wonder if humiliation will make me change my tune?

Suppose you and I, dear reader, make a pact. I promise to exercise – some how, and will write about it. And you, keep me to my promise. Just by saying I will write each day about whatever exercise I manage to squeeze in, might be just the motivation I need.

You don’t have to do anything. You don’t even have to comment. You can even delete the email alert. All the focus is on my end to announce my intention and to do it. Yahoooeeee.

Well, now I’m exhausted. I think I’ll rest for a while. Where did I put that chocolate bar?

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Daffyhill
Daffyhill
11 years ago

You are a threat to all of us who are trying to keep the pounds off….I will have to start brown bagging it with celery sticks to your meals…they are delicious but dangerous…you are spreading your calories everywhere…you have the perfect place to walk and get some exercise. Put the timer on when you sit down. Every 40 minutes get up and walk for 10, even if it is just around the block. Or stand on your bozoo while you work on your computer. Maybe you should have one of those computers that runs only on human power…you have to peddle a bike or walk on a treadmill to make it run!

CDeering
CDeering
11 years ago

I am thinking of becoming a vegetarian… with only rich pasta! and salads loaded with creamy blue cheese dressing! And of course bottles of wine to help.

Cousin Kathy
Cousin Kathy
11 years ago

a) as a work-at-home woman, discipline is everything… that being said, I too am a pajama chick at the computer….SO, work your calendar… put exercise on it like everything else – AT LEAST 40 minutes 5 x a week – walk it and work it, baby! And write about it! (can’t you find a walking buddy in the neighborhood?)
b) re: Lila: honey-girl, Lila exists on calories… take your weekly meals down to the following: red meat ONE night only; chicken/fish three nights; and vegetarian the rest of the time… and stop buying snack foods. Eat a GOOD breakfast (high fiber) every single day…. and keep your dates with Mr. Dewars to the weekends… that’ll calm old Lila down 😉
Now, back to my cup of coffee and a danish 🙂

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Cousin Kathy
11 years ago

Oh wise woman, how’s the Danish. Haven’t had one of those in ages. This morning… Trader Joes Honeycomb Cereal with Fresh Strawberries and lo-fat milk. I’m sipping my second cup of Jo. Sweet day.

Karen C
Karen C
11 years ago

Loving the discussion. Very familiar with sitting on my bum all day and the weight gathering around my middle.

My problem is not with the discipline of the sitting down and working and staying focused. It’s with getting out the door to do something else like exercise!

I’m researching computer desks that electronically adjust so that I can start standing up while working <– SERIOUSLY. Ikea used to have an awesome one and then discontinued it. I'm searching for another that comes with high praise for computer users like myself.

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Karen C
11 years ago

If you find a sit and tilt chair, send along a picture. This I have to see. 🙂

Susan
Susan
11 years ago

I’m looking for a trendmill that will allow me to mount my laptop so I can work and exercise at the same time. This sitting all day is the death of us!

lila
lila
11 years ago

fyi…your name is lala…short for “lala land’ where you live….

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  lila
11 years ago

Thanks for the correction. – Love you, LaLa