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!
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.
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!
Happy Birthday to me, AND to my Big, Fat Butt! :)