I think this will be my goal this summer.

I’m not actually ashamed of my body. I mean, I’d love to tone it up, get fitter, be healthier. But my body gave me two children and has carried me for almost 40 years with relatively few troubles. I love it, honestly.

I can say that and mean it, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune to a lifetime of being subtly trained to keep it hidden if it doesn’t look a particular way. So, while I keep trying to get myself in shape, I think I’ll also work my way toward being comfortable enough to do this. I look a lot like many of the women in this video and I think they are sexy as hell. So, why shouldn’t I extend the same to myself?

Week 4 check-in

You might notice that I skipped week 3. That’s because we’re just going to pretend it didn’t happen. I mentioned in my last post that the flu, or some virus, had infiltrated our house. Well, last week it hit us all.

I actually got off a lot easier than the rest of my family. I slept 36 straight hours, and I mean really slept, not lounged around in bed feeling bad and dozing, IScreen Shot 2017-03-30 at 11.50.25 AM slept. Sure, I got up and peed a couple times, shouted at my daughter to get up for school when the alarm went off, and I think I even let the dog out once. But I just fell unconscious again immediately after.  I seriously went to bed Tuesday night and got up Thursday morning, all disoriented to have lost a day but feeling ok otherwise. The rest of the family was sick for a full week. So, no complaints. It was better than it could have been and I did managed to burn just over 1600 calories from my bed; which is interesting.

Anyhow, my point is that last week was a total bust on anything that wasn’t sick related. If I wasn’t sick myself I was taking care of my daughter and husband, who were. So, week 3 didn’t exist for me and we’ll just move right along to week four.

I feel comfortable with my week. It wasn’t a high activity week, but I did tae kwon do on Monday, cleaned house on Tuesday (what, that totally counts), went to yoga on Wednesday, and rode the stationary recumbent bike on Thursday. I took Friday and Saturday off and if I can pull it together, I’ll go to Hatha yoga today. I’ve got 45 minutes to get out the door.

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So, not a week where I burned millions of calories, but I did something active most days.

I went to a get together with some girlfriends on Friday night, one of which is a school teacher. We compared our weekly step count. There I was at about 19,000 and feeling pleased with myself. Then she flashed me her 79,000 and I was brought right back to reality. So, I know I’m still less active than a lot of people. But I feel like I accomplished what I’m aiming for at the moment, which is deciding to do something instead of nothing each day.

OK, I’m off to shower and change, so I can rush out the door to go relax at the gym.