Weight: More or less unchanged since my last entry.
Measurements: I had to buy a new swimsuit. I picked one based on a brilliant image in my head. The image featured me as a star of a ’50s pin-up add in a high waisted swimsuit bottoms, my voluptuous curves elegantly wrapped and supported by spandex.
That image did not successfully translate in the real world, however. Once I came home and tried the swimsuit on, the body in the mirror did not look AT ALL like the one I had in my head. My body resembled a stacking rings toy rather than an elegant hourglass figure I’d hoped for. I guess I misunderstood that “If you like it, put a ring on it” part.
Motivation: Now, don’t get me wrong, that body in the mirror did not appear overnight.
It took around fifteen months of perpetual giving up to get here where I am today.
Never have I made more plans than this last year. I have decided become a weight lifter, a runner, a climber, a hiker, a power walker, a yogi and a ballerina, all in one year. And while I was busy making plans for all these personas, life was there, happening – with all its bread and sweets and chips and beer and wine…
Now, as difficult as it is, I do need to accept the reality I find myself in and finally pluck up some strength to stick to a plan longer than a fortnight. Fingers crossed, I really make it this time around.