Thursday, May 6, 2010

what I gave myself for my birthday? two minutes.

Today is the 30th anniversary of my debut here into mortality!
Yes, I say 30 LOUD AND PROUD! I am excited about this new chapter in my life. I've felt 30 for a while now...may as well have the badge of honor to go along with it!
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A little update on the mass-effort to lost a few L-B's: after I fell off the wagon on Monday, I realized the key to my eating right is exercising EVERY DAY. Days that I exercise I am soooo much more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth and have more discipline as I don't want my physical efforts to go in vain. So far it's working out. And for my birthday Carson gave me extra motivation when we were in a large bathroom stall together at Paradise Bakery (sweet Dixie took me to lunch where I had a delicious salad and splurged on a cup of creamy potato soup!). So here I am with my two boys in the large bathroom stall, there' s a lady in the stall next to me and a woman waiting for her turn, so...full bathroom. The boys "go" and now I'm up. As I place my pink derrierre on the royal throne, Carson booms in his echoing voice, "Mom, I see your big, fat butt!" I kind of chuckle in agreeance, but he continues with wide eyes, "No really, that is a BIG. FAT. BUTT!" Ooooookay, Carse, I get it. But he is not to be silenced as he runs over to Wyatt pointing at me, "Wyatt, go look at Mom's big fat butt!" At this point it's safe to say I am thoroughly mortified and am now physically covering his mouth with my hand. Thanks, Carson--you motivated me to order healthier foods for lunch today. Way to offer your support, buddy.
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Back to my birthday present to myself: I'm trying to save up my "birthday splurginess" for this weekend when Brett is whisking me away on a surprise celebration, so I hit the gym after dinner and (here it comes...) I pushed myself harder and shaved two minutes off my 2-mile jog! I've been frustrated because I've been doing intervals for 2 miles for my cardio workouts and I haven't liked my time on it. So tonight I ran as long and as hard as I could and in the end I was 2 minutes faster than I've ever been!
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Happy Birthday to me, AND to my Big, Fat Butt! :)
Hope Sig1

7 comments:

Tif said...

Oh, Hope! You poor thing! Don't be so hard on yourself.

My kids regularly point out my flaws and it is often in public too. It keeps me humble. I hope it didn't ruin your birthday.

Wonderland Girl said...

Hi! I'm sorry I'm lame and didn't get to call you on your birthday! I can tell you I was thinking of you often! I keep odd hours and didn't think you'd appreciate the obnoxious singing at 0700 in the morning or at 1030 at night. But happy belated birthday from me! Love your guts! And you're beautiful!!

THE BELL HOUSE BLOG said...

HA HA HA HA HA Oh my crap that's hilarious! Gotta love how honest children can be, if I had a nickle for every time I was called fat by a child I'd be rich. Happy late Birthday!! xoxoox

Josephine said...

Don't be fooled! 2 Mins is a BIG DEAL! You are amazing, and this is your year!

Kristi said...

You're awesome and beautiful! Happy birthday!

Heather said...

That's why I make my kids face the stall if I have to pee with them. Kids are WAY too observant. Anyway, happy birthday! Happy to hear you're having success at the gym!

The Kings said...

oh that is the funniest thing I've heard for ages! Nothing like kids to motivate you hey! :)
I LOVE exercising and go to the gym 5-6 times a week when Noah is well, but I eat crap which is my downfall. I justify that I can eat it as I've worked out which means I don't lose much weight unless I'm really strict with my food. It's nice to feel fit though.

"The democracy will cease to exist when you TAKE AWAY from those who are willing to work AND GIVE to those who would not."



Thomas Jefferson