Somedays I wake up in the morning and I look at myself in the mirror and I am amazed. I am certainly no supermodel, but I have come quite a long way from my heftier days. Right now, I wear a size that prior to the last couple of months had NEVER graced a closet of mine. I went from fat little girl clothes to fat grown up clothes. Now, I couldn’t even shop in a plus sized store. That is an accomplishment that I try not to take lightly.
But then, on the other days…the days that I wake up and think about how far I have to go. How the scale hasn’t budged in weeks in spite of my frequent workouts. How I can’t do a push up even after all of these months of pilates. How I have yet to run a 5K without stopping to walk…and I just want to say screw it and eat a whole sleeve of thin mints. Today is one of those days.
I joined a relay team for the market to market relay race in central Iowa. Of the seven women on my team guess who has the biggest shirt size and the slowest 10K time. By 8 minutes ? At least I earned the shortest total running distance…7.6 miles over the course of 2 legs of the 17 leg race.
Pass the thin mints.