#Kuuto8k: Never Have I Ever

#Kuuto8k: Never Have I Ever

Back in high school and college, my friends and I would play a little game called “Never Have I Ever”. Each person would start with ten raised fingers and confess something they had done – usually something a bit scandalous. If anyone had committed the same act to that of the confession, you would put a finger down. The game was a fun way to learn more about people’s “secrets” and certain behaviors that wouldn’t have been shared otherwise. I’m not sure if there was a winner to this game, but you always learned more coming out of it than before you began – and I loved it.

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Today, I’m going to confess a few (not so scandalous) things that I’ve done in the past two weeks.

  1. Never have I ever had the willpower to commit to a full 2 mile run by myself.

    Sure, I’ve done a couple laps here or there, but I’ve never held myself to my runs like I have in these last couple of weeks. The days that I’ve gone running with Andy and Grace have been easy since they can hold me accountable, but for the days that they could not join were the ones that forced me to stick to the plan–and I did. On Wednesday, I even shaved 2 minutes off of Monday’s run!

  2. Never have I ever purchased a gym membership.

    Personally, I’ve realized that self accountability is not enough to convince myself to work out and train. Peer accountability comes close to keeping me committed, but this only works when my peers are literally by my side training. One additional element that is holding me to this training program is financial accountability. By investing in workout clothes, new shoes and even a gym membership, I feel as though I must get my money’s worth out of these items. Plus, now that I have a gym membership near my apartment, there is absolutely no excuse to skip a day!

  3. Never have I ever left a bar to go and work out.

    I like to consider myself quite the social butterfly. If I know that I have plans, it’s not likely that I’ll alter them. To my surprise, I actually left a social outing early (even after having consumed pizza and beer) in order to work out, and I felt really good about it. I didn’t want to miss a day!

  4. Never have I ever participated in weight training.

    While I’m working towards a goal of 8,000 steps a day and the Shamrock Shuffle, the schedule is supplemented with weight training to help strengthen the body, improve my form and efficiency, and to prevent injury. So far, I love it!

  5. Never have I ever considered altering my eating habits for anything.

    I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love for food. Altering the way I eat is not a comfortable thought, but we’re planning a cleanse! The cleanse Andy, Grace and I are planning on doing together is called the Fast Track Detox. We can still eat meat (thank goodness), but we’re committing to fasting from sugar, caffeine, gluten, alcohol, and salt for 11 straight days. I’m convinced that this will be harder than the run itself, but to be honest, I’m dying of curiosity to see how far I can push my limits. Stay tuned. 🙂

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