Hello, week 6 of C25k! I made it through my 20 minute run this morning. The last 5 minutes was the hardest, but the first 15 were totally manageable. Last night I took the spastic 80 pound puppy for a walk around the lake where my 5k is, and I think I am going to start doing my Sunday morning runs there - it is paved and a lot hillier than where I run, so I want to get myself used to it before race day. Internet, I gotta say, I am damn proud of myself!
Good bye, Mountain Dew, my guilty pleasure. I no longer wish to waste my precious calorie allowance indulging in you once a week. I'm sure we will meet again under better circumstances, but for now you have been demoted to the status of a distant relative, who I only visit once in a great while. I will always remember with fondness your sweet, high-fructose corn syrupy goodness, but not the pounds you put on my ass.
Hello, cute little top that I wore to church this morning! I haven't seen you since January 2007. I've missed you! I'm glad you were able to be freshened up with a good dose of bleach after hanging in the dusty recesses of my closet for so long.
Good bye, size 18 pants. We had a good thing while it lasted. I tried to keep you around as long as possible, but even with a belt, you were just not flattering to my butt any more. In all honesty, I am not sorry to see you go and I hope I never, ever see you again.
Hello, stretch marks. I don't think you are going anywhere any time soon, but you are a reminder of the three times I was blessed with a healthy pregnancy and another beautiful daughter. I cherish those times and will do my best to love and accept you as part of my history written on my body.
Good bye, diet soda. I tried to ignore all the ugly "rumors" I heard about your artificial sweeteners, but I can no longer live with my head in the sand. I've claimed my power back from my frenemy, denial, and you are no longer welcome here. I am going to miss your fizziness, but not your aftertaste, and I will be starting a relationship with your healthier cousin selzer water with lemon or berries.
Hello, willingness to try new things and force them on my children! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and blew my entire grocery budget on healthy eats. I will share those with you tomorrow, internet, but now it is time for me to get to bed. 5am comes early around these parts!