In Texas last weekend I met a new niece, Stacy Sparkle, who lost 35 pounds in the last year and is now a trainer and motivational fitness person — and she has convinced me to join her challenge: a week of clean eating and ab work, starting Monday. Since I'm already doing my own Challenge, I won't be following hers exactly . . . but I am going to try very hard to abstain from alcohol for a week and to keep up with her workouts. It will be very hurty, my abs are useless. But I'm excited to give it a whirl.
The second challenge . . . well, let me back up for a minute. Remember how I said my new focus on self-love and self-care was spreading to different areas of personal health and well-being, namely my teeth and gums? Alas, this has not been true for all areas — namely, my poor ravaged hands. I continue to tear at my cuticles with savage ferocity, and they remain ragged and inflamed.
SO. This week, while I'm also challenging myself ab-wise (ow), I will challenge myself to love my hands and treat them with only exquisite kindness and care. Challenging!!!! But I am ready to try.
- No alcohol
- No cuticle-picking
- Extra ab work
Good lord, I am going to need a dri-
Short post tonight — we just watched Dunkirk and I need to go shower in hot, clean water for about a year. And then hug my young son for another year. I don't know how military parents survive.