January 7, 2009
I'll be back later this afternoon (or maybe tomorrow) with a fabulous post, but in the mean time, I'd like to let everyone know that I just checked my site meter for the first time in a long time, and yesterday this website got three times as many hits as it usually does.
This goes to show one thing: Technology may change, natural disasters continue to occur, and sadly enough, there are still starving kids in China--but my goodness, people will always love butts! Bums are a light spot in a darkened world, I suppose. A little gift that we should all be grateful for.
I'm signing off for a couple of hours, but during that time, there's something I'd like to know. Whether you're an asstastic contestant or not, what's your New Year plan for shaping up? I know you have one...everyone has one. Even if you've already abandoned the plan, what did it used to be?
Luckily, I don't have anything major to accomplish at this point. I'm six pounds away from my fighting weight (150), which I hope to get back to by the end of February maybe? At that point my favorite jeans should fit again. In celebration of that momentous event, I'll put them on, do cartwheels down my driveway, and probably split 'em up the seat.
Thanks to some serious inspiration from my cousin Kelly (the one in leopard print Snuggie), I've been doing Weight Watchers online for the last couple of months, and I really like it a lot. I'm eating five to ten fruits and vegetables every day--which I don't think I've ever done before. I still eat some kind of a sweet every day, but I've cut way back on my sugar intake. Honestly, the difference is so, so, so noticeable. I'm in a happy mood, my skin looks great, and my energy level is pretty good for a new mom.
Other than that, I'm back to running four times a week and doing some at-home strength training three times a week. I'm thrilled to be moving in the right direction, because I have a really big goal for 2010. I'll give you two clues:
It's been my dream for the last twelve years. Honest to goodness, I can still remember the day it crossed my radar screen for the first time in 1998.
And it rhymes with Paulify tor da Moston Karathon.
If you're not a runner, I apologize in advance. There's likely to be a lot of running talk on this blog this year. But there's good news...running talk always comes with fabulous illustrations.
You'll want to click on each of those words individually--trust me.
So really, what are you doing to shape up this year? Nosy people want to know.