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Still Curvy

9 Jul

Hey friends!  Happy almost middle of July!

WHAT?!?  Where has the summer gone?  I can’t believe it’s already July 9th.  We’re at the point where there’s only a month left of summer camp.  I can’t believe how quickly the summer has flown by!  I guess that’s what happens when you work almost every day.

And we’ve been busy with other things too.  We kicked off the summer with a bridal shower, followed by our first wedding of the summer; we have 5 total!  We’ve been camping, had a garage sale, a Fourth of July cookout, and family stay with us.  Whew…I get tired thinking of how busy we’ve been.  And we still have much coming – the 4 other weddings, which include a trip to Minnesota and a trip to Idaho; black raspberry picking and jam/ice cream/whatever else we can think of making; and hopefully some fishing.  It’s been a pretty good summer so far!

The only thing I wish I’d been more on top of is going to Curves.  I’m still really loving the work out, but I’ve been a bit lazy.  I’ve been tired from working in the kitchen and having a fluctuating schedule.  But today, I made the decision to get off my lazy butt and get back to it.

I was more than a little nervous to go in and get on the scale.  I haven’t been eating well or terribly.  Kind of right down the middle.  And the only exercise I was getting, was my steps while in the kitchen.  But everything turned out ok.  I lost a couple pounds from my last weigh in and also lost 4 inches.

So, I started Curves on March 17.  Today is July 9.  So, in almost 4 months I’ve lost 12 pounds and 16.25 inches.  I’m so happy with these results!  Sometimes I wish it was more, but I can feel my body becoming more balanced and I’m happy I’m doing it with very little medication.  I’m actually weaning myself off the only medication I’m taking.  I am supplementing with vitamins.  I’m eating better, most of the time, but I know my body needs the extra push of vitamins and minerals.

I hope your summer is going well!  We’ve had beautiful weather, too!  It seems the rain comes exactly when we need it and then we have nice warm days.  It really doesn’t get much better than that!


Being Selfish

17 Mar

Today I’m doing things just for me.  Today I’m being a little selfish.

As you may remember, the hubs and I are trying to start a family.  It’s been harder than we thought it would be.  And we’ve been somewhat passive in our attempts to make things better.  But today I did something to help.  Today I joined Curves.

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this!  The hubs and I have tried joining a gym before.  It didn’t work.  We went a few times for a couple months, but then nothing.  It was hard for us to get into a routine and stick with it.  It was hard to go and feel judged by the other members and the staff.  And lets be honest, we’re lazy.  But last week I decided to set up a meeting at our local Curves and see what it’s all about and if it’d be a good fit.  I’m so excited to say it is a good fit!  I think I’m going to get so much out of it.  And the woman who runs it is great!  She’s supportive, informative, and is going to keep me on track.  And, damn it, if all the little old ladies who were there this morning can do it, so can I!

I’m also very excited about my afternoon plans.  Eric got me a gift certificate to a spa for our anniversary in October.  And I haven’t used it yet.  Well, this afternoon, 80 minutes of massage heaven will be enjoyed.  Again, I am so excited!

Am I being selfish?  Or am I taking good steps toward self-care?  Sometimes it feels like the line is a bit blurred.  I don’t get massages very often; I think the last one was over 2 years ago.  And starting to make a life change with Curves is something that will help me and my family for the rest of our lives.  Is that really being selfish?

Well, either way you look at it, the day is still about me!  And I’m ok with that. 🙂

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