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!