After many months of prolonging the inevitable torture, I am finally ready to admit it is time to be serious and get myself into summer-shape. And by summer-shape, I don’t mean round.
It’s time to hold myself accountable for those invisible pounds that crept into my room at night and methodically attached themselves to parts of my body whilst I slumbered. My wardrobe has begun to mock me while threatening to abandon ship. It’s time to get a buddy and make the goal a reality. It’s time to put the spring back in my step instead of breaking the diving board. It’s time to get back what I’ve lost. No, wait. It’s time to lose….what I….got back. Now I’m confused.
A few years ago, I went on a very noble quest to get healthy. And that I did. I diligently tracked my food choices and the only processed food I ate was food I had processed myself. There was no bread involved, nothing packaged and nothing I couldn’t pronounce. I simply ate whole, natural food and at the end of my journey I had lost fifty pounds and felt amazing.
As reality is wont to do, it came stomping in and replaced my determination with dejection. It exchanged my willpower with weakness and it magically turned me into a shape-shifter. I went from healthy and happy to fleshy and faking it without even putting up a fight.
Well, the gloves are back on. I remember what it felt like to be so proud of my accomplishment. I recall how wonderful I felt being so healthy and I wish that for myself again. Since I began my first journey on May 1st, I shall do the same again this year. The lemons will be stocked, the spices abundant and the determination back and in high gear.
Cooking has always been a passion so now I shall choose a much more intelligent selection of ingredients before I lift the “mystery box” and delve into the long-lost world of cooking with the right food. I may not win a million dollars at the end of my arduous journey but I will be The Biggest Loser….or the smallest loser…..why is this so confusing??