I was just checking out some weight-loss and fitness blogs for inspiration, and I read a line that I am now completely in love with:
Every Good Decision You Make Is Changing You
Oh. Em. Gee. I LOVE this. So simple, so profound, so empowering!
The writer goes on to say:
You might not be able to see it yet on the outside, but every time you turn down processed food, drink a glass of water, go for a walk, or do any other healthy activity, you are changing your body on the inside. That is where weight loss starts — on the inside. True change happens internally.Love. Love. LOVE!!!
Today is the first day of my kids' winter break, we have all sorts of fun plans, and I'm feeling celebrate-y, but my plan is to work out later, lift my new weights (we needed 3-pound weights, and I just found a cute cheap pair at Target), and see if I can figure out how to Skype so that Zanny and I can maybe Skype-zumba together, which she's been suggesting we do for, oh, the last 10 months probably. My dear generous crazy-extravagant friend just send me a trunk full of margarita fixings (as a thank-you for helping her with her dissertation), and she is such a dear wonderful friend, to show my appreciation I am going to whack my inner Luddite, face my loathing of all things technical, and go for the burn. It will be awesome. And I am very psyched to share my hot hot zumba moves with a besty.
Here are some of the plans that Mimosa, Martini, and I have for this week:
- Learn how to make popcorn chicken
- Try a new recipe for chocolate mousse (got a good one? Let me know!)
- Go bowling at the alley in Needham that's supposed to be haunted
- See the Oscar-nominated shorts and animated shorts
- Visit the Mapparium
- Eat at Lunch Box Diner (home of the world's best blueberry pancakes and Italian sausage!)
- Master Wii Tennis and Wii Bowling
- Make S'mores Cake from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook
(Poor Husband, it is not his break, alas. But he's happy because he has a new computer. Gadget! Yay!)
Off to make some good decisions!
—Lady C, icon of determination and zeal