Friday, May 06, 2011
It's late and I still have to figure out the dinner plan tonight. I'm lucky that my husband will eat nearly anything I put in front of him without complaining. It's just sooo HOT here. I don't want to cook. Right this minute it's 95. Double yuck! I really feel like going for another walk, but it's just too hot. Maybe later.
I'm not sure what's up with this burning desire I have today to exercise. Maybe I'm just worried that Sunday is coming. It's the start of the new week, and I need to get on the scale and won't I just feel like a loser after this great week of staying in range, and working out, if that thing doesn't move. Don't get me wrong. it's not my first time at the rodeo. I know that the scale not moving changes NOTHING about the week I had. But maybe I'm feeling this way, because I'm worried about that fat girl of mine talking smack when I get on that scale Sunday morning. Or could it be MUCH WORSE than that... Do you think I'm starting to like working out? That part of me is really enjoying the feeling of moving????? Wouldn't that be something?
This morning on my walk, I wore a tank top and shorts. I was hot and sweating, and miserable! I approached the top of the hill, just as this women, wearing a long sleeve black T-shirt, long black sweat pants, and a black baseball cap reached the top of the hill from the other direction. Well I can only imagine what a mess I must have looked like at that moment. I'm sure my complete exhaustion showed on my face as well as my total relief to have made it to the top; but not on her face. Oh no. She stood at the top and looked around, taking in the view. Then she began to stretch. When she turned to say hello, her face was bright and happy. Her smile was radiant. I was in awe. I mean really? Really? No dripping sweat. No labored breathing. No sign of discomfort or fatigue. How could she not realize how hot it was, especially with what she had on? Then a thought hit me... I want that! I want other people passing me to know just from looking at me that I LOVE working out. Then I poured some of my water over my head to help cool myself off. I took a deep breath; and I tried to hurry home, before I collapsed. The heat here is enough to drive you crazy!