Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stronger, Better, Healthier, Happier Lifestyle Update

I am going to Florida. Yes, Florida. Land of hurricanes, crocodiles, women rollerskating in bikinis, and lovely beaches. Well, at least I'm already used to the last two. OH, it's also the land of Burn Notice and CSI: Miami, two of the best shows ever!

My ex-boss/long-distance friend/new-mom/soon-to-be-married/lovely Toni is getting married on the beach in Florida (where she now lives) and I am going to be there. :)

{Toni and her son Charlie in September 2009, when he was 3 1/2 months old.}

When I decided this about a week ago, I was just beginning my new lifestyle changes, and the thought of a vacation to Florida gave me extra motivation. Which is funny if you think about the fact that I live in Southern California, which is where other people go on vacation and get all motivated for...but, I'm immune to Los Angeles. And.... I want to have the best time possible, which isn't just about looking good, it's about feeling strong and healthy and confident. And maybe water-skiing. :)

SO... it has begun. I have lost 5 lbs since last week! And I can do 20 more push-ups than I could last week! And, my jeans are looser! As the inventory scanners at Pottery Barn Kids used to say, "Hoo-rah!"

I am happy and excited... and cautious. People get comfortable quickly. Comfort breeds laziness and permissiveness. It's just like being in a new relationship; you try really hard in the beginning, you always wear makeup and shave your legs, but 6 months in, you're going out to dinner in sweatpants.

Today, I will celebrate this small victory by purchasing my tickets to Pensacola. And going to the gym! :)


  1. well that is great news! I'm glad your determined. not a lot of us can do that. i hope you reach your goal, which i know you will!

    the baby is too cute!

  2. That is really great. I have been thinking a lot about this actually and I think that it is great you are taking it on. I too have been trying to live healthier and it just does make you feel so much better.

  3. Hello and thank you for your comment on my blog!
    I wish you a wonderful stay in Florida, enjoy the sun - I enjoy the sun today, but in a snowy Sweden...

    Hejdå = good bye /Caroline

  4. i'm from florida.

    it's not currently hurricane season. we have alligators. crocodiles can only be found in the zoo. and there are no women roller skating in bikinis here.

    but heck yeah we have burn notice. also. jeffrey donovan may or may not be my pretend boyfriend. and. michael vartan may or may not be the other pretend boyfriend who's jealous.

    also. florida could possibly be filled with crazies. kinda like me. woohoo florida!

    hope you we produce awesome weather for you!

  5. wendi, i can't believe i posted such misinformation! okay, no crocodiles! and when is hurrican season? and the girls rollerskating in bikinis I get purely from watching Burn Notice! :) michael vartan is already my pretend boyfriend! get your own! :) thanks for the comment!


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