My husband went back to work yesterday, so I will be flying solo around the house until Friday night.
It goes without saying that sitting around all day was out of the question, so my first self assigned task was to productively purge my clothing dressers, closets, and totes; you read that right, plural.
What started a three-pile exercise (out to the cottage, neatly bagged for donation, and the third for disposal) resulted in a day that proved to be cathartic as well as seriously eye opening. So much so that it genuinely resulted in me motivating myself for change.
Long term readers may remember it was ten years ago on this exact day that I decided I was going to get back in shape, and the ‘quest for my waist' began.
I hadn’t been through menopause back then, so I suspect my results a decade later will take an altered approach, not to mention considerably more work.
As a goal-oriented person, I knew I would need a way to focus. So, my personal target is to wear this wee ditty around the pool, for my birthday trip to Las Vegas in April.
|These beautiful colours were last worn by me in Miami in 2018.|
I am truly hoping to end our five year hiatus!
TAKEN: JANUARY 4th, 2023
Now before you start rolling your eyes, know that I am not doing this out of vanity.
Rather you should know that I am truly uncomfortable in my skin and need to make a change. Purging my clothes just gave me the motivation I needed. This over weight just simply must go!
...Now, I’m not talking 200 pounds.
I am looking to lose the extra twenty pounds that have slowly crept back and are comfortably squatting on the midsection of my body. No matter what I do, those suckers seem to want to stay indefinitely.
I'm not joking. They are stuck to me as comfortably as Jeffrey Dahmer was living in his grandmothers' basement, and today I decided that was no longer an option.
How serious am I?
When I finished my chores, I hung her up in my dressing room next to my mirror, where I will see here every time I enter the room to get dressed. As extra reinforcement, I have taped a picture of her on the front of the fridge.
Oh, and just to be clear. This isn't a 2023 resolution. It is a much needed personal solution using a colourful (albeit memorable) two piece object as a healthy reminder of my task at hand.
Wish me luck!