My name is Joy.
I live in Maine.
I've never met an exclamation mark I didn't like.
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I am having a really good April. The kind of April where I feel like my planets are aligning and things feel good in all sectors of my life (KNOCK ON WOOD) and so if I put my mind to something, I can achieve that. The positivity of this April is inspiring to the point that I’ve decided that instead of waiting until August to get in shape, as per my norm, I am going to start trying to get in shape now.
To meet this goal, I’ve exercised the last two days in a row, which essentially makes me feel like a junior Michael Phelps. And last night I decided to take this a step further by downloading the “couch to 5k” app. Couch to 5k is where I really feel I am emotionally and physically and it made me happy that someone created a non-judgmental app for that.
The only issue is that I thought perhaps it would be a bit more… drawn out? Like the first instruction would be along the lines of, “LOOK AT YOU, YOU ACTUALLY STOOD UP! YOU”RE NO LONGER ON THE COUCH! YOU ARE BASICALLY THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION OF NOT BEING ON THE COUCH ANYMORE!” but no, they actually want you to jog. On day one.
So really what I need is “slovenly ball of winter fat and waste to couch to slightly fast walk, to jogging if someone is chasing you to attempting to run, to, perhaps, at some point in the next few years, running and then eventually, when your life is at stake, running a 5k”