I stepped outside a few minutes ago. I have been buried in my computer most of the day and hadn’t noticed that it had turned very Spring like outside. Hmmm, I could smell it in the air. The birds were singing and the sun poked through the high clouds to warm my face. It was a strange feeling – winter had lasted, oh, about 2 years I think.
The feeling came over me that comes over many at this time of year, you know….fear!!! Oh no, I will have to shed all these layers of clothing and show the world my glaring white skin and that dreaded storred up winter fat. Augggg! The picture in my head of me in shorts was disturbing. I wondered if it would be cool enough this summer to golf in baggy sweats! Probably not.
So that means I have to dust off the treadmill and get back into shape! Over the years it has been an increasingly large chore to accomplish physical conditioning. I have never been one to run the race of disciplined exercise. Come to think of it – I quit sprinting after child number 2! Now, after grandchild number 5, I feel like Im at a crawl to the finish line. But if I keep my eye on the goal and not on the plate of cookies that sit on my counter, I just might be able to slip into the capris I bought last summer. And if I dig out the 5 pound weights, I might be able to slim down those wings hanging from my upper arms. (I believe Ive heard them called second waves) My 8 year old granddaughter asked me if I were to be awarded an “Extreme Makeover” if I wouldnt choose to have them removed. Arent children cute??
Well, I think Im inspired, so all you slouches out there join me in the transformation. Let’s get out of our cocoons and become the beautiful butterflies we know we can be. (A visit to the tanning bed will help) I hope you all will encourage me…I will do the same for you. Keep me posted!