I skipped my 3 mile run tonight, and I’m glad I did. I used to feel guilty when I missed a workout. This afternoon at work I wasn’t in the mood to hit the gym, and rather than force myself into going – I accepted it and moved on. Yes, I would have felt better after a run (how often do you regret working out? Never!) but when my body is saying no, I’ve finally learned how to listen.
Yesterday I brought a giant bag of clothes and two pairs of running shoes to Plato’s Closet to sell.
I heard one of the girls behind the counter remark to a coworker that the clothes were “so nice” and “so dressy” as if that were a bad thing. Noted: only bring in crappy clothes from now on, Plato’s doesn’t care about quality. Retail value for what they ending up buying: $40 dress, $50 shirt, and $175 combined for the two pairs of shoes. Cash they handed me for said items? $15. Fifteen dollars. I was less than pleased, but hey, it’s better than $0.
Tonight after work, in lieu of my run, I headed to Half Price Books with my lofty winnings from Plato’s. This bookstore is evil. Thankfully I already had a book in mind and put my blinders on the second I walked in the front door. I am now the owner of this:
I’ve hit a serious wall on my weight loss journey. I’ve been counting calories, I drink 70-80 ounces of water a day, I quit coffee, I quit Starbucks’ pastries, I quit fast food. I run, I crosstrain, I strength train, I bike, sometimes I do two-a-days. I’m running out of ways to shed the pounds. I contemplated trying Paleo, since several bloggers have been having great success with it. However, I’m not willing to give up greek yogurt, cheese, and a laundry list of other must-avoid foods. A life without goat cheese is a life I don’t want to live.
Therefore, I’m giving Body for Life a shot. I haven’t exactly nailed down how I’ll intertwine marathon training in with the workouts described in the book, but I’ll figure it out. I need something to give my diet and body a kick start. The plan runs for 12 weeks but if I achieve my goals, I foresee it being a lifestyle I’d like to continue. I’ll be starting on Monday after grocery shopping over the weekend.
Tomorrow I’m working from home because I have a court date at 2pm, and I’d prefer not to make my hour-long commute if I don’t have to. I’m attempting to fight a Failure to have a Texas Driver’s License ticket. (I hadn’t switched it over because I rode the train to work everyday, leaving the house at 6am and getting home at 6:15pm, which is before the DL office opens and after it closes). Apparently if you have a valid, unexpired license from another state, this warrants a $260 ticket. However, if you are driving around with an expired Texas license, or NO LICENSE AT ALL, you can simply go get a license and pay $10, and the ticket goes away. I switched my license over to Texas 4 days after I got the ticket, but I still have to shell out $300. So I’m headed to court to fight it. Pointless? Probably. But I’m going to give it a shot anyway. Wish me luck!
Have you ever sold your clothes at Plato’s Closet? On eBay? On your blog (like SkinnyRunner does from time to time)?
Have you ever fought a ticket and won?