… Girl look at that body …. And on the song goes. I think that is one of the dumbest songs I have ever heard. Sadly, I find myself singing it all the time. No offense intended Mr’s. Lmfao because you have a hit right there. ‘Cuz even gran-mamma people like me are singing it! It gets stuck in my head, and apparently my hubbies head too–cuz he sings it to me when he flexes his muscles at me after lifting. I always cheer, because muscles are sexy, you know? 😀
“…I work out … I work out…”
Do I think I am sexy? No. So why start my blog off with that? Well, that blasted song is running around in my head, because I was showing Mikey my new found muscles, and stupidly we started singing that song and now it is STUCK in my head–so I thought–why not–I’ll share it with my blog buddies. There is also the fact that he is singing about working out and the rhythm of the song is great for running up hills, so I KEEP listening to it. hahaha … she laughs manically as she fades into the distance. 😀
One other thing that jumped out at me when I was thinking about, “Look at that body,” my body; I looked back at this day last year (click the link to see all the lovely pics of before). I remembered how unhappy I was with how I looked in photos. I still posted them on that blog, because there was a difference. Not a stellar difference, but there was one, and I needed to keep myself plowing ahead with my OptiFast Diet. I had lost weight but didn’t feel like it showed much. Kinda like how I have felt lately. It did me good to go back and look at where I was this day in my life 2011. Man.
I need to be living with an attitude of gratitude! I need to take a moment to be thankful for where I am and sing with gusto — “Girl Look at That body!”
I need to rejoice:
- every time I walk past a mirror
- every time I put on those size 8 jeans
- that I wear a medium in most things
- that I am not out of breath walking to mail box and back
- that I can bend over and tie my shoes–Mikey doesn’t have to tie them, or wear I slip ons
- I take less than half my meds
- I don’t fear falling asleep for wondering if I will wake
- I no longer fear dying prematurely
I don’t need to be sad that I have not made it to my goal; yet. I have come a LONG way. I am working on fitness. I have not given up or given in–so there really is no need for grieving. I need to rejoice and move forward and tackle the next steps toward regaining my health. I have so much of my health restored to me, so it is time to finish that job up and get on with living. There really can be NO room for sulking. Only room for goin’ out in that bright blue sky and kickin’ my rear until I arrive at Martindale completing my first TRI/Adventure race, then riding in my first Century Ride–NYC baby! Yeah!
The folks at EatRight, and “the Evil Dr. Ard” helped me plow ahead to reach the point where I am today. I am going to reach a healthy goal weight, and achieve my desired level of fitness because I choose to surround myself with wisdom and light–in the form of Good advisors, and health seeking friends.
Yea … I work out …. hahaha … Have a BLESSED DAY …..S
WARNING: The video kinda grossed me out … so watch at your own discretion. I just wanted to give credit where credit was due, and I am almost sorry I did.