Currently Reading: Is everyone hanging out without me. By Mindy Kaling. Currently Listening To:Beatles Radio on Pandora. The Beatles are my favorite. Currently watching: The Real Housewives of New York (again). Just for pure entertainment I think it should be noted that in this episode there is a clip of interviews being done by Ramona. She looks at the application that asks “office machines you have experience with”, The interviewee put “stapler”. Then rationalizes why she thought this was a useful skill for the job in question, at no point does it occur to her that this, her only answer is ridiculous.
Anyway, today is Friday. The start to my favorite 3 days of the week (I would have to imagine that most 9-5 people are with me on this). It’s not because I don’t like my job, because I do, I love it. I just love spending time with my family more. This weekend is busy, but it’s gonna be great.
I set my alarm for 5am to hold to the gym, even though I crossed over my 100 mile for the month mark yesterday. I just wanted to kick start the day and weekend. I very rarely go to the gym on Saturday or Sunday. I have had 3 burgers this week though, so some extra running was in order. For those who know me, prior to meeting my husband I had eaten like 3 burgers in a decade.
I tell you this about the burgers (and fries) to say, I eat crap sometimes. I like to indulge in a few extra calories time and again, usually in the form of craft beer. I am at the age now though, that if I want to eat crazy greasy non-nutritious food, I have to exercise it off or gain 5 pounds. This is what some people can’t wrap their heads around. We all make choices. I make a very concious choice to remain a size 8, it takes work, but I still want to enjoy my life.
The summer that I was going to turn 21, my birthday is August 17, I gained 20 pounds when I was home from college. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I could no longer get away with eating everything and anything I wanted without seeing the effects. In about 3 months, I had gained 20 pounds. Luckily my body for some reason moves weight around pretty well, so I could still “fit” into my clothes they were just screaming at the seams! I realized at this point, I had to make choices. I loved beer too much to give it up, still do. I was going to have to start eating better and probably start moving more.
Fast forward nearly 14 years. I still weigh what I did when I was home that summer, I never lost that weight. My body had changed from girl to woman and I have dealt with that. 3 pregnancies, 2 marriages and over a decade later…I can still wear the same size jeans. It is a daily dedication to myself. Not because I care about the number on the tag, because I care about HOW I FEEL. This is how I feel best. What about you. Are you the best version of yourself.