okay, y’all; you know how this works. but first – some updates!
- i’ve lost five pounds. which someone told me is the weight-equivalent of a chihuahua. …so, i’ve lost a chihuahua. not bad.
- i also spent yesterday in NYC and carbo-loaded in little italy. so it’s entirely possible those five pounds will come back to haunt me. but i don’t regret any of it. (well, maybe that last slice of pizza…)
- still running. up to about three miles before my body taps out on me.
- trying to eat as much fresh food as possible and maintain a nutritional balance. none of that diet food for me!
- i found out how many calories and grams of fat are in a spoonful of nutella, and i will never be the same. *sadface*
and finally, THIS: “measuring self-worth based on socially constructed ideas of success is spiritual death.” (buddha)
until next week…
as i trolled the internet today, looking for thin-spiration to help motivate me through my newest “shed the excess” plan, i found myself rolling my eyes and sighing loudly every couple of seconds. why is it all so…cheesy? looking at a pic of some girl’s rock-hard abs dripping in sweat is not going to inspire me; it’s going to depress me, and i’ll likely end up drowning my sorrows in a pint of ben + jerry’s, so good job, internet. and all those “nothing tastes as good as thin feels” photos? umm, no. let’s be real here. pizza tastes as good as thin feels. and so does nutella, and cheese fries, and and and…
i don’t want to be a fitness model, and i’ve had it up to here with the disgustingly cliché tag lines. i want to be me–just a healthier version.
so here are a few things i found to help inspire me during week one:
and my personal favorite: