New Years are all about changes, right?
Well, my New Year’s Eve plans weren’t ALL that different from last year. There was more beer, tastier food, 3/4 same people, but I still got to kiss my beau when the ball dropped!
I spent the night with two of my favorite people, Ryan and Rachel, my best friend since middle school. Coolest part of this NYE in Philly?
We didn’t even have to bring jackets!!
Which was great, because there’s no way I could’ve fit a coat into that purse.
I’ll admit, my favorite parts of the night were the dinner before and the champagne and hanging out in comfy clothes after we got home from the bar, but that’s probably because New Year’s Eve always has those ridiculous expectations and expensive cover charges that Thought Catalog summed up so nicely…
Funny thing about this new year. I don’t really have any major goals, at least nothing that I want to put into words. More just a general feeling, or general life directions. That didn’t stop someone else from inspiring me to kick my fitness back into gear.
Text from my brother on Monday:
Connor: Hope your ride is going smoothly… question…. why did you stop using your heart rate monitor? I thought that was a cool thing.
Me: Battery died, just gotta get one and replace.
Connor: Bummer. Looking forward to its rebirth.
Knowing that my little brother had a) noticed my blog and b) recognized that something was different with my workout regime was just that kick in the pants that I needed (Check out my first Kick in the Pants which jump-started my 40lb weight loss in 2009!). I popped over to the grocery store and, two super sales later, I nabbed a new CR2032 (the battery needed for the Garmin FR60) and was hard at work.
I only read later how difficult replacing your own watch battery and that most folks recommend taking it to a watch-person (Watch-fixer? anyone have a name for that?)
I’ll tell you what, these tools are NOT recommended for replacing your FR60 battery:
Not my key tool, not some multi-headed screwdriver, and not the utili-tool that Ryan left here…. I felt hopeless. Until, like a beacon in the night, I spotted it!
This tiny tool is a precision eyeglass repair tool that I actually got the last time I bought a new pair of glasses. Well, as you can see in the image, I got it working again!! It was itty-bitty work for my giant banana fingers, but it just goes to show that being a four-eyes nerd AND a workout Barbie can pay off.
I guess I just needed someone to remind me why I started using that HRM in the first place. And the only fair thing to do tomorrow [despite having to host 3 friends during my fraternity convention weekend and picking two up from the airport (oh and working)] is to hit the gym running. Elliptical-ing. Whatever.
Have you ever experienced a kick in the pants?
Any big plans for the weekend?
8 thoughts on “Ain’t That a Kick in the Pants?”
I really on my pants to kick me (metaphorically speaking). Based on how they fit, I tailor my workouts and routine to that. Pants don’t lie the way the scale can. How do you like your HRM? I’m looking into getting the Polar HT40..
I have the Polar HT 40 and I am OBSESSED! Super easy to use and it’s cute to boot 🙂
I just got a HR monitor actually and LOVE it! And yes, every so often I need a kick in the pants too.
It looks like your NYE was so much fun! and go you for fixing your heart rate monitor by yourself! 😛
I need to start using my heart rate monitor again. Great post.
Its fantastic as your other articles : D, appreciate it for posting . “The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.” by Ted W. Engstrom.
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