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Day Three, In Which I Realize I Get Bored Easily.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Eric, my super-handsome fiancee, has an interesting new method to curb his eating.

He walks around the kitchen, peering into the refrigerator and opening all the cabinets, and just when he finds something to mindlessly snack on, he stops and tells himself out loud...

"Cut it out, stomach. You're bored, not hungry!"

Apparently he's getting funny looks from his co-workers these days, but it seems to be working!

Boredom is my arch nemesis. It has at least partially caused me to down way more than my daily calorie budget without even thinking, as well as quit 30 day workout programs on day 28 because, gosh darn it, I've been doing the same program for the last 28 days and it's BORING!

On this note, we've decided to walk to the grocery store for the past three days, and on the way home this afternoon, I turned to Eric and said, "If we have to walk to the grocery store every time, I'm going to starve."

It's not that the walk is hard, or that I hate walking. It's that the walk is BORING! The houses are always the same and the same dogs always bark at us. I wish I could say there were multiple ways to reach the store...but there's only one.

So I realized today that I need to A) keep myself busy and my workout constantly changing, and B) be less boring myself.

After my last really close friend moved away 8 months ago, I've burrowed deeper into my introverted tendencies. I like to stay at home alone and read - I've got a stack of books that I intended to read throughout school (and didn't) about a mile high - or catch up on the first 567 seasons of Grey's Anatomy - or play ball with the dogs in the backyard.

I feel like boredom breeds boredom. Therefore, my goal for the next week is to put myself out there, do some fun things I've never done, and try to remember the vibrant "me" that existed before school took over my life. That's possible...right?
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