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Pool party - AWESOME!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Yesterday was a pool party day. I love my friends, and it was such a lovely day. We started at 1pm, and ended at 11pm. NICE!

On a day like that, I feel like it is so easy to compare where I was with where I am. So, here goes:

*At last years' pool parties I stayed all covered up. I turned away to take off the cover up and snuck into the pool. NOW, I wear a bikini, and keep my cover up on my chair just in case I get cold. I climb the rock wall and cannonball PROUDLY!

*At last years' pool parties I wolfed down all the delicious potluck foods my friends brought. I didn't even think about what would be a healthy vs. not healthy choice. NOW, I nibble on the yummies when I FEEL HUNGRY. I put a reasonable amount on my plate, drink water, and listen to how I feel afterward.

*At last years' pool parties I would focus on the cookies and cakes. NOW, I made 4 different kinds of cookies, and I actually only tasted two, which I shared with my kids (just to make sure they weren't gross before giving them to guests). I enjoyed the tastes, but didn't feel like I needed to eat more than that. I focused on the lovely fruits - watermelon, cherries, grapes? YUM.

*At last years' pool parties I'd be tired by dinnertime. NOW, I swam and jumped and ran and played hostess all day long. We made frozen margaritas at 10pm, and I was having a blast. SOOO much more energy.

*At last years' pool parties I was self conscious, NOW I'm self aware.

I woke up this morning and did a butt-kicking 60 minute turbo fire workout. I am feeling UNSTOPPABLE!

It is not just the weight - it is the feeling that I am invested in taking care of my body, and the knowledge that it will work hard for me. I am sparking, and I'm loving it!
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  • STRONGDAWG
    What a great time. Can I come next year? Sounds like you know how to have a good party.
    2253 days ago
  • BICKEY11
    I love this, i just posted about my impromptu party and complained the whole time about all the temptations! However, I realized after reading yours, I need to stop beating myself up. I had 1 plate of food (not even a heaping one), and snacked on an extra potato later in the evening. I didn't even bring the food out until dinner time 7:00, even though people were there at 3. Usually by 3:30, i'm bringing out chips and dips (and mostly eating them myself). I drank margaritas. Many, not skinny margaritas either, but u know what....?? So what i ate one plate of food, after a light lunch (fruit bowl) and light breakfast of cottage cheese and fruit, and i can have a stinking margarita or 2 or 5 every once in awhile. Now back on track for the rest of the week!
    2255 days ago
  • YDAVIS23
    I needed to read this - SO AWESOME!!! Both the fitness and the food are adding up to create quite a powerhouse of a lady! I just wish I lived close enough to cannonball with you!
    2255 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    I thought of you when I bought my bikini last week. Hopefully I will rock it as much as yours. I also love this blog because of its optimism. I nominate you for "liked" blog! So great!
    2255 days ago
  • THINNYGINNY
    Congrats - it's not just a new body - it's a new life!!
    2256 days ago
  • MANDELOVICH
    I love this blog! I love how you have evolved and that you can really take credit for the amazing, incredible changes! Not only is it amazing to see that you are participating fully in life, and feeling it!!! But also that you are taking it all in and celebrating these victories!!!

    What is wild is that my colleague (also a teacher) who is currently struggling with her weight, just went to a pool party and didn't even bring her suit because she couldn't bare to be in her suit in front of her fit friends. She was so sad about that.

    Reading your blog is such an amazing contrast about how when we focus on living and enjoying life, and not on sabotaging ourselves with food, the world opens up to us!!!

    Bravo!!!!!
    2256 days ago
  • CINERICIA
    Self conscious vs. self aware. I love the comparison and what it says about how far you've come.

    It sounds like an amazing time. Nothing epitomizes summer quite like a pool party.
    2256 days ago
  • SHEILA-45
    emoticon WOW! Congratulations on your success and a bikini too! emoticon
    2256 days ago
  • THERESATAYLOR31
    I can relate to every single point except the bikini wearing...not quite there yet:(Congrats on your progress and new healthy lifestyle!!!I'm inspired:) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2256 days ago
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