After two blissful and calorie filled weeks at my parents’ house, I moved back into my apartment with Ashley. Now it is time to get serious about this weight-loss thing.
So, starting Sunday, Ash and I made menus and created workout schedules. And then we took a nap. It was splendid.
Yesterday was the first day of our weight-loss commitment. We leapt out of bed, filled with new possibility, strapped on our heart monitors, and took to the streets. We sped through an hour exercise with glee whereupon we walked (I jogged, Ash has these crazy long legs, so I found it easier just to trot along beside her rather than attempt to walk at her blitzing giraffe-legged pace) nearly four miles. Then we took our grocery lists to Trader Joe’s and bought our menus. We split the groceries so our usual week’s worth of food was WAY cheaper. We cooked and ate healthy meals together. We carefully counted our calories. We laughed the whole time. It was delightful.
Then , today happened.
When we woke up, it was raining. We live in L.A. We don’t do rain. Rain is for warm chocolate chip cookies by a fire while you have an Anne of Green Gables marathon–it’s not for health plans and workingout.
We dragged ourselves of bed, both wanting to quit. Ash looked at me and said, “I’m so glad that you’re not excited about this either.” And I know it’s silly,but that’s all it took. Yes, it was all a lot harder than the first day, but we got through it–together. In fact, we still had a blast. We attempted to do a Pilates video on YouTube and we laughed so hard I’ll be sore tomorrow from laughing instead of Pilates. We made a healthy and delicious soup. It was a good day.
Bottom line– it takes two. I have attempted getting healthy before, but somehow doing it with your best friend makes it so much easier. Losing weight is really hard, and I’m not sure how long I’ll last even now–but I know I will last a whole lot longer this time because I have Ashley.
This Weeks Facts: Weight: 212.5 How do you feel?: The Christmas pounds have arrived, I knew they were there somewhere. This is the heaviest I have ever been. I have hit 212 before, but now I’ve gone over. It’s time to get serious about this. Small Victory: Working out on a rainy day Biggest Disappointment: My shins hurt a lot while I was running. I hope I can push through it. Thing I appreciated about my body this week: I have a diaphragm that lets me lie on the floor and laugh whole-heartedly with my best friend. Other notes: If you would like to see a hilarious representation of what L.A. does when it rains, please watch this YouTube video. It is EXACTLY what happens.