Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm on Fire!

It's one of those days.  I just feel so good.  Everything is easier when you feel good.  It's probably due to going to bed at a decent hour last night, having a nice morning with Miguel and the kids and then eating an AccelGel about 10 minutes before heading out the door to the gym.  Oh, and I'm sure it's also that the jeans I bought at Talbots on clearance a couple of weeks ago are no longer too tight to wear.  They run small because they're a size 14p and I'm wearing 10s and 12s in everything else.  Anyway, I'm sure fitting into them helped build up my mood.

So here I am wearing those jeans.  We were heading out for some errands this morning and I asked Miguel to snap a pic for the blog.  I know my friend Kristy's been wondering what I look like these days.  Well, there you have it!  The angle makes me look even smaller on the lower half.

So after our errands I changed and rode my bike to the gym.  It was overcast, cold and a bit windy - not like the gorgeous weather we had yesterday - and I was glad to be cycling in this weather and not running.  At the gym I did legs/shoulders/core for strength training.  I can't say legs were "easy" but I can say they were totally doable and I was surprised when I was done.  That's it?

I also got a chance to talk to my friend Alison who always makes me feel like a fitness superstar!  And she's on her path to become one in her own right.  And another woman at the gym that I've chatted with a couple times, Kelly, we commiserated on the pains of managing the food intake.  It's not easy folks, it likely never will be for someone like me, but we can do it!  And it will probably always include the occasional binge, we've just got to figure out how to live with ourselves and carry on.  But who cares about binges today?  I don't, because I feel great! 

So I rode home from the gym and then drove to meet Miguel at the soccer field.  He has a game this afternoon and he took the kids to play a bit before his game started.  Now both kids are in bed and supposed to be napping but they're yammering away in there.  I hope they fall asleep soon, I need a shower!

That's it for me.  I hope my feel-good is rubbing off on you a little bit.  I like spreading good cheer!!


  1. I liked your comment about managing food intake. It's the hardest part for me! Love going for my runs, but staying on the straight and narrow food-wise is such a treadmill. Glad I'm not the only one who feels like it's hard!

  2. Yay! Happy day, Michelle! Thanks for posting the pic. You really do look great. Like an athlete : ) You look all toned, even under the layers I can tell.


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