Saturday, April 9, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Friday night! Woo hoo!  Well, maybe not.  I was tired.  The little one did not sleep well Thursday night, which means I didn't sleep well Thursday night.  I came home from work and took a 2 hour nap, which is nice because naps don't happen for me very often.  Still, when I woke up I felt like I had been hit by a truck.  Good thing I was taking the day off from exercise.

However, my sleep saboteur and her friend started playing Just Dance on the Wii.  They were so cute, so I started to dance with them.  Usually when I play with her I hold back or don't move my arm so she can win, so it was fun to dance with her without holding back since I didn't have a remote.

I was happy to hit the bed and I fell asleep very quickly.  Kelly and I decided to run the 1.2 mile trek from the high school to the recreation center.  The catch is there is a bridge in between.  I can't find exact elevation, but the minimum clearance for structures over railroads is somewhere between 22 and 27 feet. (I think)  We figured if we met at 8 am, we would have time to make the run and have time to cool down before zumba.  So, it was a challenge we were both up for, and we did it!  And it was early.  And we hadn't had any coffee.  People were honking at us left and right.  Actually, they may have been honking at the high school kids on the corner promoting their bake sale; but surely it was the hot stuff jogging down the street.  ;)

Once we reached the rec center, we went upstairs to stretch and then relaxed for 15 minutes before heading downstairs to zumba.  Oh my gosh, how I love zumba!  I really gave it my all, and I even tried to include some jumps in places that I had been stepping instead.  It's a small step, but necessary if I'm going to be leaping over fire.  Gotta start somewhere.

After class, I asked Renae, the instructor, about tips for losing more weight since I've only lost 8 pounds so far.  Of course she responds with asking how my clothes are fitting and yada yada yada.  Anyway, she was very motivating and told me to just keep on keeping on.  She then focused on how to fuel the body and to feed my body the nutrients it needs and then tried to reference a motivating quote from the Queen of England.  She couldn't remember it though.  She asked some other ladies, "What is that quote that the queen says?" 
"Let them eat cake!" someone responds!
I doubled over in laughter!  What timing!
"That's France!" she says.
They obviously weren't listening to the conversation.  =)

I still don't know what quote she meant.  So I'll just keep doing what I'm doing.  When I got home, I thought I'd try on a pair of jeans that I have.  I tried them on at the end of January when I started this journey.  I could get them on (barely), but could nowhere near get them buttoned and they were tight!  I tried them on a few weeks ago, and although there was a difference, they were still nowhere close to being buttoned.

Today I tried them on.  And they buttoned.  And they zipped.  And I could breathe!  I stood in front of the mirror in disbelief!  They fit!  I wore them for most of the afternoon.  They fit!

And although I did not eat cake, I will be eating cake on Monday.  It's the office birthday luncheon, and we will be celebrating my birthday since I'm the only April birthday in the office.  On this day, I will let myself be inspired by Marie Antoinette.  And I will eat cake!

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