Today is the last day of winter and today’s high is supposed to be 72 degrees; this is the most amazing news I think I’ve heard in a long while. I’m so excited to break out the spring collection and get rid of all the black and grey in my closet and especially all those tights. Tomorrow at 1:32pm EST (The official transition from Winter to Spring) I’m going to decide that this time I mean it.
If you know me, you know that I’m very good at saying I’m going to do something 100% and then finding some lame excise to back out. For example: Lent, this year I was supposed to give up un-healthy snacks and chocolate. The chocolate ban flew out the window within a week and the unhealthy snacks; well I can’t pass up a birthday cupcake. Or the March Bodacious Bod challenge with Brian. The goal of the challenge was to get to the gym the most times in a month racking up points for different exercises and time spent in gym. Going to the tracking form I’ve only gone to the gym or tap class 8 times this month, compared with Brian whose preparing for the NYC half marathon and actually trying to win the challenge. And the major failed ‘I’m going to really do this’ has been weight watchers. I’ve been using ww online for over 6 months and I’ve only lost 5 lbs. I’ve been trying to lose 20 lbs since I moved to the city in 2006 and became an avid fan of dining out and take out versus the healthier (and the more enjoyable) option of cooking at home. I don’t follow the rules 100%--I eat outside my point limit, never count the alcohol I drink or the chocolate snacks I steal from CZ’s desk and I’m pretty sure my measurements are totally off. So I all do is fluctuate within the same weight.
Now I’ve decided that this spring (starting Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:32pm EST) I need to get out of my vicious circle of lame excuses and really do what I set out to do especially now that I have concrete reasons why I need to make changes. Reason 1: Vegas Memorial Day weekend, I’ve got to look good if I want free drinks and to look good at the pool. Reason 2: Have to get fit before my surgery, if I’m going to be limited in my regular every day activities for over a month and unable to dance or lift weighs for probably two or three months I need to go in being the fittest I can be. Plus it would totally suck to have new perky boobs with a flabby stomach. So I’ve got my motivators, new sneakers, and the sunshine now there is no reason I can’t hit the gym in the am before work, consistently make it to tap class and actually follow the rules of ww (I did it once before, I can do it again). So wish me luck on this new adventure because this time I mean it.