Wednesday, May 13, 2009
HELP! GET THIS 2ND GRADER OFF MY BACK!
While sitting at a traffic signal today, I was lamenting about the current state of my affairs. And by affairs, I mean my hips, gut, thighs and nether-regions. Nothing like a close-up, personal look at your lap at a stop light. Wow. So there I was, thinking that the amount of weight I have to lose is approximately that of a medium-sized 1st or 2nd grader. Or a really, really big toddler. And while I struggled to hold back the tears, I thought to myself--hey, it could be worse. It could be a Jr. High student, or half a little league team, or a Hefty Bag full of soggy leaves, or...you get the picture. Of course, gone are the days when I only had to lose a medium-sized roast, or a Thirst Buster cup full of rocks, but I've got to start somewhere, right? Why did those days seem so overwhelming at the time?
So, my large, robust self and I walked into the local library (that's where I was heading at the time, darn traffic signal) and checked out some healthy eating, inspirational cookbooks. I would like to insert an asterisk here *. If you are semi-hungry, NEVER sit and page through cookbooks in your local library. Even the endive and water chestnuts were jumping off the page at me. I persevered, and came home and ate a sensible dinner (I have the BEST recipe for Thai Style Chicken Soup EVER! The calories involved may not be exactly sensible, but the portion I ate was), and am going to once again begin an exercise program straight away. I am actually excited about this part...before starting my economy-necessitating 2nd job, I enjoyed working out 2-3 hours almost every day! Really, I did! My kids and I even got our black belts in Kung Fu--the toughest work-outs you'll ever love.
So, I will lovingly but firmly kick my own butt back into a reasonably pleasing shape, hopefully before my 40th birthday. Wish me luck, it's in July!
And now, for my visual imagery as I start the workout process:
HEY! How did THOSE get into my mental imagery process?! I'm SURE I wasn't thinking anything like that. I'll try again.That's what I thought.