Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I bought my reward shoes yesterday. I didn't get the absolutely funky cute ones I found on Zapos because they didn't come in a size 9.5 wide. They had some nice shoes in that size but I figured if I couldn't get the confetti colored shoes I might as well check out our local stores first and see what they had. They actually had some mighty cute confetti colored shoes but not in my size. And then - my narrow heel/wide toe foot really complains if the last doesn't center the arch support just so. Usually I have to try on dozens of pairs of shoes but these Nikes fit absolutely perfectly - they're as light as a feather - even Callie thinks they're cute shoes and aren't we going out for a walk soon?
We are, but not in the new shoes. Whenever I get new workout shoes I try hard to wear them only at the gym. Eventually a day will come when they're the only dry shoes or the only ones i can find or some other only-ness and I wear them outside the gym - but not when they're still New Shoes.
And speaking of walks - I did decide to add a walk to my morning - just a little 15 minute thing with the dogs - and it starts my day off in the sweetest way. It also pushes my active link counter into the end zone where I want it to end up every day.
Now for the non-scale victory.
I am from the fat line of my Dad's family. I always hated to have my photograph taken at family gatherings because everybody else was so slim. I would always stand at the back or pull some child in front of me so that my bigness wouldn't show. This side of my family tree scattered after my grandmother died 35+ years ago and I lost touch with a big chunk of them. Last week at a family funeral we somehow managed to gather together and for the very first time ever I never gave it a thought when photographs were being taken. I just stood there smack dab in the center and let the camera snap away. I even handed my camera to someone to make my copies of this gathering.
And while I know that some of my ease was because I'm older. Some of it was because there are way more important things in life than how big my tummy is. But a substantial portion of my ease and poise had to do with knowing I'm looking fit and healthy. In fact - I stood front and center and never gave my tummy a thought.