Well, usually I feel that way, but today I'm the embarking on a new healthy eating program and I'm going to talk about it. Because if I don't babble incessantly about how I'm not eating as much as I usually do, I will go to my pantry and inhale the Costco combo pack of Carr's water crackers nestled there. And I'd like you to know those four boxes of white carbs are pure evil.
|You're so 2012, Jigglypuff.|
(Hey, do you find people whining about their upcoming milestone birthdays to be even more tedious than hearing about their diets? Me too, girlfriend, but you're in too deep to turn back now.)
Look, the only way I can think to embrace the next decade is by showing up on my birthday (11 weeks from now) feeling my best. And so I'm gonna shape up and shed some pounds, especially in the area I've come to refer to as my Jigglypuff - that soft, squishy round creature who has made herself at home around my middle. Jigglypuff is a much kinder term than Belly Fat, don't you think? Jigglypuff sounds friendly and harmless and sort of adorable - just like the little Pokeman pictured above.
There have been a couple times in my life when I felt really happy about my physical self. The first time was when I turned 40. I lost 16 pounds on Weight Watchers and felt fantastic. I had so much energy! And that energy helped launch what I think has been the most surprisingly fulfilling, fun decade of my life. Call me greedy, but I want more. It's not even about appearance; it's about feeling fired up and optimistic and being in charge of my life. If I feel that way when I hit fifty, I'll throw a damn block party! But I've got some work to do and in the meantime, my Jigglypuff and I are going to have to part ways.
Now, I officially resolve to be less boring in future posts, and wish you all the happiest, hottest, high-energy 2013!
P.S. - Another time I felt great about myself was when I did this this "Four F's to Lose Four Fast Pounds"video series a few years ago with the awesome personal trainer Sharon Davis. The four keys are Focus, Food, Fitness and Fun! Check it out if you need some inspiration - I did.