Bowling = exercise, baby.
Seriously. The Peavs and I did a little VDay bowling this evening, and we got a nice little workout. Is that lame? Maybe. But honestly, I'll take an hour of butt-pulling goodness over sitting on my duffer at a restaurant filling my face with fatty fat.
I burned roughly 165 calories just bowling. Oh, and I WHOOPED Peavs. Whooped.
See, that's the thing about hobbies and stuff - you can get a pretty neat workout with some of them. I think I could turn bowling into a weekly fun time. I mean, go for an hour or so (dinner not included, because Lord knows that pretzel looked AWESOME) on a Tuesday might do a million things - from blowing some calories to making some new friends, to becoming a "local" for real.
If you didn't notice it, I'm trying to find new ways to work out that don't necessarily feel like a "real" workout. I mean, I know that walking and using the elliptical or the balance ball or whatever is a workout. The real trick is to find things that are enjoyable but aren't "working out." Maybe it's just 29 (EEK) years of being an anti-working-out kind of girl talking, but the idea of being an elliptical person for the rest of my life is really boring. I don't even like committing to the same thing for lunch every day. I imagine myself getting awfully bored and jumping ship with working out if it's the same thing EVERY day. That's where other activities come into play. Like bowling. I also want to get walking with my neighbors and our dogs. I know that's a normal kind of exercise, but walking with the neighbors and their dogs is totally different - it's not just the same walk every day. Something new to talk about all the time.
For now, I'm going to figure out how to quit pulling my left glute when I bowl. I gotta work on my technique.