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Small steps

September 13, 2010

Last week I embarked on a program of getting healthier. I figured I’d be a lot more successful in the long term if I adopted one good habit every week, as opposed to an entire lifestyle makeover all at once. I’m taking small steps because that’s all I can really do considering what a bloated lard ass I have become. Seriously.

So last Tuesday I started getting up at 5:45a to walk. It was less about the effort than it was making a habit of it. I managed to add a minute or two every day (easy once I started taking Pandora with me!)  The Child even joined me on Saturday morning and we had a great time! Sunday was the only day I rested, but I did get outside to teach and do barn stuff…

After a few days of getting up at the crack of dawn, The Man surprised me with a little gift… Avia Avi-Motion shoes. FYI they will kick. your. ass. My calves start burning as soon as I look at them in the morning 😉

Have I told you lately how much I love him? He bought me ass-burning sneakers and has hot coffee waiting for me when I get home. “Supportive” is spelled S-C-O-T-T.

This week I am adding 10 more minutes to my walk and making myself drink beverages other than coffee – like, say…. WATER. Each week I will add another good habit and hopefully I’ll feel better about myself.

I wish I were stronger and could vow to never look at a scale, but I just can’t. I have this number in my head, a weight where I never worried about what I was wearing and knew that while I was not supermodel skinny I looked pretty good. For the four years before Haley was born I never wavered more than 6 pounds. I was a good little vegan and I rode every day.  That was all it took. I did get WAAAAY thinner for a while after Haley was born but there is no way I want to look like Skeletor again.

I just want to be able to look in the mirror and not loathe myself. I want to look in the mirror and see that tiny waist I’ve always had.

I want to be measured for my wedding dress and think, “daaamnnnnn, curves!” and not, “WTF is wrong with you, fatass??? Step away from the Taco Bell!!!”

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