not your typical annihilatrix (furiosity) wrote,
not your typical annihilatrix
furiosity

betcha can't eat just one

0001 - I am incredibly lazy. We're talking more sedentary than the oldest rock at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, no joke. Luckily, I balance my diet well enough to keep my weight constant, and I'm always hovering around the low-end-to-middle of the normal BMI range for my height. I'm reasonably fit physically, but I have no stamina for intensive exercise, and that's been bothering me more than usual over the past year -- I can walk at a normal pace for hours on end, but a 400-m dash would leave me completely wiped out. I've decided it's time to change this.

Unfortunately, when it comes to exercise, I never make time for it, and when I find that I have time for it, I overdo it. I'm really impatient and because my (reasonably avid) involvement in school sports was cut short when they diagnosed me with a mitral valve prolapse (which later turned out to have been A WRONG DIAGNOSIS AND NOTHING IS ACTUALLY WRONG WITH MY HEART, I HATE YOU FOREVER, ESTONIAN DOCTOR WITH NO FUCKING BRAIN MATTER, DIE SLOW, YOU PIECE OF USELESS TRASH, THAT WAS 10 YEARS OF MY FUCKING LIFE D:), I never learned how to warm up properly.

So on the first day of "yay, exercise tiems nao!" I end up overestimating my own threshold, and -- you guessed it -- wake up the next day feeling like there are angry rattlesnakes in my every joint, muscle, and ganglion. Because I'm lazy and a hedonist and I don't like pain, I naturally don't exercise that day or the day after, because I'm still in a bit of pain, or the day after that, just to be safe, or the day after that, because something inevitably comes up... >.>. The result is that I don't end up getting any real exercise, and by the time I realise I am totally failsauce, I'm too busy with something shiny to worry about it... until the next time I have to sprint up a flight of stairs.

Now I am trying a new thing that will hopefully trick my brain into making exercise a part of my life. For the first week, I do 5 minutes on the stationary bike every day immediately after work. Not too time consuming, I can listen to music, and I don't need to so anything super special for it, just change into non-work clothes. Second week, I add basic stretches and up bike time to 10 minutes every day. Third week, more stretches, bike 15 minutes. Fourth week, stretches + weights, 20 bike minutes. Fifth week, stretches + weights + a few standard exercises like crunches, leg lifts, etc, 25 bike minutes. Sixth week, stretches + weights + exercises, 30 minutes. That'll bring me up to an hour of exercise every day, and six weeks is generally how long it takes me to get used to a new habit. The slow progress should make it difficult for me to notice I'm gradually increasing the amount of exercise, and hopefully by the time I get there, I won't be able to imagine not exercising on a daily basis.

Wish me luck. >.> And feel free to harass me about this any time -- random comments of "so how's that Exercise Regimen For Lazy People coming along?" will be welcome.

0010 - Since last July, I have discovered that manga is like getting tattooed in a way. Once is never enough!
Following:
BLEACH (LOVE. NO WORDS FOR HOW MUCH. LOVE MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD.)
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Love.)
Fullmetal Alchemist (Love.)
D.Gray-man (Like.)
Skip Beat (Like.)
Kuroshitsuji (Like.)

Attempting:
Fairy Tail (Not sure yet.)
Prince of Tennis (Still don't get the hype, but I'm only up to 20-something. When I first tried it years ago, I got as far as page 10! XD Though, if something interesting doesn't happen soon character-wise, I'll probably give up again because I, uh, really don't care about tennis.)
Vampire Knight (I'm fascinated by the premise, but EVERYBODY LOOKS THE SAME AUGH.)

Eyeing:
Air Gear
Claymore
Eroica
Gintama
Hikaru no Go
Hunter x Hunter
Rurouni Kenshin

Tried but couldn't get into:
Naruto
One Piece
Soul Eater

Finished:
Let Dai [manwha] (Liked!)
Death Note (HATED.)
Zombie Powder (Liked.)

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