• I'm setting off on a week of insane productivity, even for me. I have more detailed and organized than usual to-do lists, and the motivation to plow through (in the most thoughtful manner possible, of course) all of the tasks. These are all things that are much, much better accomplished sooner than later.
• I spent the weekend visiting my family in Southern California, and I once again confirmed that my genes want me to be willowy and svelte, even if my habits have let me become, um, sturdier than I'd like. So tomorrow is day 1 of my new low-impact fitness regimen. I'm not making any major promises to myself--just setting a goal to lose one pound a week for five months. I'm guessing the first five pounds will actually be the hardest, since they're the ones I've been wrestling with for the past few months. If I succeed, I'll be smack dab in the middle of the healthy BMI range. And yes, I know the BMI doesn't seem to apply to everyone's body type, but it works for my blood relatives, so I figure I need to pay more attention to it.
I'm particularly inspired because I spent part of today shopping with my sister, who is one of the healthiest people I know. She walked into Banana Republic, plucked three dozen garments from the racks, and as I watched from a corner of the dressing room, found that most of them fit her beautifully, with the exception of all being a bit short on her 6-foot frame. I admitted my jealousy and she said, "Not to be snippy, but if you had worked out for four hours a day since your early teens, you too could look fabulous in anything." I'm not about to work out four hours a day, but certainly I can return to the very reasonable weight I was when Mr. Trillwing and I married seven years ago.
For tonight, though, I need a bit more chocolate and some TV viewing. Must rest up for my big spring and summer!
What do you think you can do this week, this month, this spring, this year?