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Lose The Freshman 15: Procrastinating the Gym


Hey guys,

Ugh! Since I’ve come home from school, I’ve started picking up a very nasty habit. What is this horrible habit you might ask. NOT GOING TO THE GYM!!!! That is a horrible terrible thing. Now don’t get me wrong, I have very valid reasons for skipping the gym. On Monday, as you already know, I spent the entire day in New York City and did not return home until 11pm. I was way too tired to get any sort of exercising in, plus the gym was already closed at that time. On Tuesday, I was absolutely sick. I believe I ate something that did not sit well with my stomach and was unable to leave my house since I felt so terrible. Today, I participated in an event at a financial institution in New York City, and did not leave until 6pm. To make matters worse, while I had not felt too well during the event, on my way home, my stomach acted up again and caused me to not go to the gym; at least this time I had planned on going.

Since I have not gone to gym since before finals, I am beyond disappointed in myself. I feel as if the hardest part is just getting myself back on track. Due to the 4 lost days, I am 20 miles behind my 450 mile goal for the summer. I would really hate to give up on my goal before I’ve even started to tackle it. To make up for the lost days, I have planned to do 10 miles a day for 4 days. Five miles that was supposed to be done that day, and another 5 to make up for the missed days. I am being realistic when it comes to this and will most likely break it up into two separate 5 miles so that I do not overdo it. I don’t expect to be going any faster than 5.0mph, which is 12-mile pace.

Thankfully my bestest friend in the entire world is around to kick me in the butt. So on top of my 450 miles, I have promised her to do Insanity with her via FaceTime since she lives in Ohio now. Let’s just get this straight. I’ve done Insanity before. I did a whole 2 days of it before I quit. She’s 9 days short of her two months. After she finishes, she’s starting all over again. Of course I can’t let her do it twice and not be able to do it at least once. So starting June 1, I will be killing myself doing Insanity. I have no idea how I will manage 5 miles a day, Insanity, and my internship. I am going to be so exhausted by the time the two months end. The only upside is that after everything ends, I will still have half a month of relaxation. Also, maybe if I work hard enough, and stick to the Drop10 Diet, I’ll be able to look good on my vacation to Washington D.C. in a little over a month.

Well that’s all for now. I’m going to attempt to go to the gym tomorrow morning just to get it over with and for the hope that I’ll only feel sick later on in the day.

Bye said the lazy girl,

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Danielle is a sophomore at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY majoring in Economics. As a lover of all things money, she is a member of the Society of Women in Business, the Cornell Economics Society, and the Cornell Financial Club. She spends her free time figure skating, reading books in Italian, and creating creative ways to procrastinate.
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