Off the wagon

It has been nearly 2 weeks since I have been to the gym. I had a training session scheduled for this afternoon and I canceled it because I have too many meetings and would be cutting it too close, not to mention the fact that I’ll be wiped out after all of those meetings.

All of this, you can be sure, is just an excuse to cover up my laziness. My eating habits have devolved over the last couple of weeks as well, another sign of laziness. I was rather startled by some pictures of me over Thanksgiving where, at least to my eye, the laziness was taking shape. I felt further guilty when I read that jen_ashlock and jkashlock had joined a gym and started regular workouts. It would be nice to have a workout buddy, although that doesn’t address the laziness issue.

I tell myself that I’ll get back on the wagon “tomorrow”, but that hasn’t happened the last several times I’ve said it. The fact is, I just need to get back into the exercise routine, and get back to those better eating habits. And stick with it. I imagine that everyone who works out goes through these type of phases, but I have to admit I feel like the only one.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.