Thank you, Larry, for your video message today! Thank you for reminding me that it’s not about being perfect, it’s just about being better. And I know I’m being better. I also have to keep reminding myself that I’m not in a race with anyone. I’m not in some competition to lose the most weight in the least amount of time. I’m not being monitored by the diet police and I’m not facing punishment when I slip up. Notice I didn’t say, “If I slip up.” I’m not going to fool myself into thinking I’ll never gorge on a bag of potato chips or indulge in too much birthday cake. And Larry says we’re allowed a cheat meal so those slip-ups just have to be a bit more calculated. And I have to remember to just keep it to one cheat meal and not have it turn into a cheat day that leads to a cheat week that leads to me going back to the old unhealthy patterns I’ve been working so hard to break.
So I’ve been working out three times a week and I’m noticing a difference in my strength and stamina. I have to get a bit more cardio in, though. What if I DO take up my boyfriend on this jogging thing? I’ll have to build up to it. I trained for a 5K a couple years ago and it was harder than I thought it would be! I was hoping at the time that I’d get bitten by the running bug but it didn’t happen. Maybe I’ll have a different experience this time… If there is a this time!
One of my immediate goals is to get Emma Kelly riding her bike. I tried teaching her last summer and it was a disaster. But I would love to dust off my bike and start riding with her! But maybe I’ll let her daddy handle the teaching part.