Friday, March 29, 2013
I apologize in advance for those of you devoutly practicing Christians this weekend; while I am a practicing Catholic I am not devoutly observant and so my use of "good" is in a much more selfish lens.
Today feels good. I have the day off - and a much needed one - which means I got to wake with the sun shining, make myself a warm, well-rounded breakfast, and decide how I might move about my day as I sip some coffee. It's almost a glimpse of my Sunday morning routine and it feels delightful.
I've also done a little bit of online shopping this morning that's got me exciting - not for the packages, but rather what they mean to me. I need to preface this with two things: 1.) I haven't found myself worthy of buying ANYTHING (I really mean anything) to the extent that I had to convince myself to create a rewards system, which was hard to do. This is bad enough that I haven't had a haircut in 2 years, a new bra in 3 years, etc... 2.) My husband and I are vacationing in Arizona this August. We're doing Sedona and the Grand Canyon with lots of hiking, camping, and swimming. Back to my shopping. I bought a runner's pack for my water, which comes highly recommended by Fitness Magazine and will get tons of use as the weather gets warmer - it's colorful and sleek, two things I haven't thought I should be toting around. Next I purchased a sports bra. It's a high impact, larger ladies kind that has nothing but awesome reviews on every website I visited. This is a big deal for a few reasons: I haven't owned a new one in years, I've been wearing two at a time everytime I workout, and I've never bought one that's more than $10 and more likely an ideal training bra for tweens. In fact, I might give a few tests and blog a review, we'll see. Then I finally bought a pair of shoes that are for both indoor, outdoor, and hiking movement. They're the Brooks Cacadia series. I love Brooks and this series is always at the top of every sneaker review list, not to mention the durability for hiking (toe guard, cushioning, etc...). I'm excited. While each purchase is for practical reasons, at the same time they represent an improvement in my self-worth (or need to online shop) as well as my commitment to exercise. If you had told me three months ago I would be investing in exercise worthy items I would have thought you were crazy. And so while I have a long way to go, I feel like I'm making strides - literally and emotionally.
This Friday feels good.