I have Kitty to thank. She wrote this post last week, and when I first read it, I ignored her charming call to action. Then, this past weekend, when she left an encouraging comment on my post about how anxious I felt over taking all my skinny clothes to Good Will, I knew the time had come to really start making some changes. To actually do better.
I went to her blog and I posted a comment letting her know that I would commit to losing 7 lbs. by the end of February. It was her goal, and I thought, that’s reasonable, I can start there. I felt sort of sneaky posting my goal at her blog, without mentioning it here. Within hours, I realized that I was going to have to ‘fess up to my own readers and let them know this is a concrete ambition.
Still, I put off exercising this weekend. Nor did I exercise this morning. And, I ate all of the Humboldt Fog from our cheese plate at the wine bar yesterday afternoon. With cranberries and walnuts. And crackers. Followed by popcorn and chocolate covered almonds in the movie oh my god someone stop me!
Then I received two important e-mails. On the same day. Today. Dammit.
One from my old TNT coach letting all of us marathon alumni know that he’s leading our team again this year & wouldn’t we like to join him?
And one from an old college mate who recently completed the California Coast Classic 520 mile bike ride.
The message is clear. My heart rate is warming up already.