An act of Pure Indulgence
Thursday, May 27, 2010
My third consecutive day of 30 Day Shred had to be postponed. The achiness just didn't seem to ease up at all yesterday although the mind was willing, the body just plain and simply was not able. So, a bit reluctantly, I decided to put off day 3 until tonight after work. Guess miss Jillian will have to wait a sec until our next hot date together. lol It's funny though. I thought I'd be mentally beating myself up for this decision, but I know that hurting myself isn't part of the plan and that I need to listen to this poor bod of mine. As far as results, is it too soon to speculate??? LOL Only 2 days in a row and my thighs are hard as a rock (the top portion) and I could have sworn while I was getting ready for work this am that I saw a bit more definition in the shoulder area. I could very well have just been delirious. heh heh.
So WHAT exactly did I do with my time yesterday afternoon? Well, hubby for one, was extremely empathetic and saw that I was actually hobbling along a bit and offered to pick up KFC for dinner. I sort of dreaded the idea because I had done pretty good at work and didn't really feel like "blowing it", but when life gives you a hand, you take it - or so my Mom says. Good advice, so I took it. I had a grilled chicken sandwich and a raspberry iced tea and unfortunately, accompanied it with the potato wedges. Well...I WAS good for most of the day. So heck, no standing on my achin legs cooking as soon as I walked in the door for me! I was loving that. He even sat with the kids and made sure their homework was taken care of and supervised them making lunches. I went to lie down for a few minutes, then a light went off in my head...
Oh idea of ideas...a bubblebath!! Wouldn't THAT just be heavenly...so I brought three candles in the bathroom with me and I let Calgon take me away....I sat soaking in sheer bliss and let the hot water ease my muscles. It was wonderful. A simple thing that I never take advantage of. I sat there and couldn't even recall the last bubble bath I'd taken. As my eyes looked down before me at that tummy, a funny thing happened. Rather than having negative thougts over that mound of flesh that was there, I thought about this journey that I've embarked on since last October. I thought about how wonderful it is that I am capable of shaping myself into what I once was over 12 yrs ago. I thought about this transformation that at times I wish would happen overnight, and marvelled over where I have gotten thus far. I wondered what that mound of flesh before me would look like in another 7 months from now. Change is possible, change is happening, and change is good!
So, the steamy bubbles helped clear my mind, soothe my muscles and in addition, it did much more than just that. It helped put things into perspective for me and reminded me that it's important in life to stop and smell the roses, take a bubble bath every once in a while, and just SLOW down. Life passes us by in the blink of an eye - we need to press "pause" on that remove occasionally and breathe.