Celebrating 10 cool things about 90 days (in no particular order):
1. I have more energy all the time than I ever have in my life that I can remember. And I feel so damn good.
2. I feel more confident. All. The. Time.
3. I drink only water, coffee, and limited amounts of La Croix water and unsweetened tea. Formerly this list included wine and vodka. Sometimes in large amounts.
4. I wear leggings. And smaller jeans. And smaller shirts. And a smaller bra. And two-piece swim suits (hey, stay out of Alabama next week if you don’t want to see it!)
5. When I yawn, I actually notice, because that’s how rare it is. And its usually not because I’m tired and definitely not because I’m hung over. It’s because my body needs some healthy fat.
6. I love exercise. I rarely think about not following through on exercise. In the rare case that I do, it takes me 2.2 seconds to convince myself that no one is ever sorry they exercised. And I go do it.
7. I never want to turn off the alarm and stay in bed. (and it usually goes off at 4:40 am) But I do manage my sleep carefully, choosing at least 7 hours a night whenever possible.
8. Rob and I don’t have to bicker about where to go eat/pick up food because I cook it. Actually we don’t bicker much period. (We especially don’t bicker about Rob “shrinking” my clothes in the laundry.) And I don’t snap at my kids. Usually. Because I’m happier. And well-rested. And not having mood swings caused by blood sugar spikes. And I spend the money we used to eat out on healthy grocery trips and workout clothes. Cute, smaller ones.
9. I don’t feel guilty when I eat. Ever. I also don’t have to make difficult decisions about food. And I don’t have to “swap” things or “be good” or “count calories” or “cheat.” Or “feel fat.” Or “bloated.” And food is not the center of my life.
10. I acknowledge the universe. Meaning I’m a little more willing to write things off a bit, chill out, relax, control what I can control, give it up when I can’t, know there’s something bigger out there, listen to the voice inside me, listen to others, learn constantly, embrace change, invite each new day, live in the present, and hope for the future. All with a peacefully startling and most pleasant clarity.