hola! true story, my dad always used to pronounce the “h” in hola, no matter how many times we told him it was silent. so embarrasing!
i’m coming at you from a weekend full of so many good things:
a) a wonderful documentary followed by a three hour nap.
b) riding my bicycle home tipsy in the wee hours of the morn.
c) going to a hot chip/xx concert – easily the best concert experience of my life (and i go to a lot of shows).
d) winning the championship of the winter coed soccer league. ya heard! we got huge trophies that i haven’t gotten since approximately 1997.
e) watching (and weeping) through the pbs special “through a dog’s eyes” about guide dogs and the relationship they have with their owner. i just adore doglets.
i hope your weekends were beauts as well!
so, i’ve been a’thinkin. quite a bit, actually. while my emotional state has dramatically improved since the darkness of winter (i’m back to normal!), the depression really took a toll on my body. while i know i am in cardiovascular shape (hello, ten mile run), i feel jiggly and unwieldy. i haven’t had much motivation to hit the gym, and have been feeling pretty poopy about myself (physically).
lately, i’ve been spending a lot of time over on ms. janetha b’s blog and after seeing her results and lifestyle, ordered the book body for life myself. you see, even when i exercise profusely, running and lifting, i still don’t see the results i want. i think i just don’t know what i’m doing, as much as i think i do. got me? this chica needs something new.
so, tomorrow, april 26th, i will be starting the 12 week body for life challenge. i mean, i want to look SICK (in a good way). i’m going to las vegas in july (hello, bikini) and am a bridesmaid in september and beyond looking great, because that is secondary to me, i want to feel great, feel beautiful, feel graceful. i don’t know if body for life will give me all of those things, but i’m going to try try try it. despite my past proclamations, i feel i am finally emotionally ready, clear, to do something that i know i can finish.
i don’t only need to make this change, but for the first time in a long time, i want to make this change. i’ve read the book twice, but feel that the program will take some acclimation. i don’t eat as much meat as the program calls for, so i will be playing around with my protein intake. any suggestions for high protein non-animal foods that are also not high in carbs? i have a feeling i’m going to be relying on tofu, protein powder and fish.
i hope you will all stick with me as i embark on this new journey, one that’s structured and manageable (hello, 20 minute cardio sessions and 45 minute lifting sessions!) i can’t WAIT to meet my new muscles!