O HAI! Thanks for all of the comments on the “listen to your body” post. I’m glad I’m not the only one whose well-intentioned brain lives inside a hedonistic sack of flesh and (lazy)bones.
The ever-thoughtful Sofia brought up a great point upon which I want to briefly comment:
i think you have to think about which blogs you’re reading in how you react to this “listening to my body” talk. a lot of “healthy living” blogs are written by “recovering” (topic of debate) anorexics, over-exercisers, etc., so of course hitting snooze is a big effing deal to these girls (and sometimes guys) who may have spent years pushing their bodies beyond unhealthy limits. to healthy people, though, with fitness goals and a healthy mental outlook, sleeping in and not pushing oneself during a workout is just being kind of lazy, as you said.
Everyone has their own demons. Mine happen to revolve around an affection for cruchy, salty things and a preference for remaining horizontal on my sofa. But I realize that other people out there may be fighting a very different battle. And I would never go all Jillian Michaels on someone for whom taking that day off is a step toward recovery. Different goal, different motivation.
So do whatcha gotta do, y’all.
(And as for the rest of you? Get out there and go for a run. Or a yoga. Or a slurpee. Pick one up for me too, will ya?)
Anyway. For the last couple of days, I’ve been rather consumed with the highly unpleasant task of gathering tax documents. My husband assures me that our accountant will soon send a hit man to finish the job if we don’t submit our stuff. Ugh.
Last night I finally sealed the envelope. And immediately treated myself to a balcony beer:
This Orange Blossom Pilsner was alright. Very light, with a vague creamsicle flavor. I enjoyed it, but don’t know that I’d go out of my way to buy it again. If I’m going to drink something orange-y, I’d just as soon have a Blue Moon.
Alrighty, I’m off to take a certain fat envelope of IRS fun to the post office, then it’s straight to the highway.
Virginia Beach or bust!