Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Today, when I was busting it on the elliptical (I did a 45 minutes today for the first time in a couple of years)... I was looking in the horrible wall-length gym mirror, thinking... "I wonder how much longer I will have cankles?"

I, then, began to scan my entire body... and I almost got depressed.

My calves are HUGE. My thighs are HUGE. My belly is HUGE. My arms are HUGE. It's going to take YEARS of work to get my body in decent shape. I feel overwhelmed.


Oh, well. At least I am TRYING.

Did I mention that I did 45 minutes on the elliptical today? The gym was not quite as PACKED as it's been, so I got to go over the 30 minute limit. I decided that I could get a better workout by going 15 more minutes on the elliptical, than my usual 30 more minutes on the bike. It sure did make me sweat!

And speaking of sweating...

Thanks for all the compliments on my haircut. I really like it. But I need to figure out something to do while I am exercising. My hair is naturally curly (like in my profile pic). But in yesterday's pic, I had flat-ironed it (like I usually do). But after 45 min on the elliptical, I had a 'fro! Maybe I can wrap it up while at the gym? Is that too tacky? Maybe a headband? It's too short for a ponytail (I tried).

I won't have to worry about it for much longer. As it starts to get hot outside, I will flat-iron it less and wear it curly more. Then it won't matter.

Ok... off to bed for me!

PS....tonight was church dinner. I took advice from many who left comments, and I ate what I wanted. I'm not going to worry about it. I will watch my portions, and try to make good choices. But I will enjoy my Wednesday night dinner, and only have dessert on the nights I go to the gym before dinner. Thanks for helping me with this one!