I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Well, I could but then we’re talking really big dreams. The weather at the cabin was great. The lake is spring fed so it can get cold but I swam two of the days. Saturday morning I got a 13mile + bike ride and then last night after the fish dinner I ran the 25-step stairs about 20 times. My brother and his wife noticed the change right away and said I was looking good. I thought I’d get more satisfaction out of it but I remembered I’m not doing this for them.
We got some fishing in, a look at the local, 1 building town, parade, firework competition over the lake, all kinds of stuff. It felt so good to have reached my goal and to think about the weight that has come off. One fun thing our 1 year old is doing is lifting his shirt up to show his belly off. I have no idea where he got this from because I am not at that stage yet but it’s pretty cute. He also thinks that others should show their bellies as well and is always trying to lift my shirt and my wife’s shirt up to see what kind of belly action we’ve got going on. I know I’m a lot more comfortable with him doing that (although we are trying to teach him not to do that to others) than I would have been 6 months ago. It’s great to be at this point.
We came home this morning to relax before another big family day tomorrow. All of the family took a nap this afternoon which gave me some ‘tech time’. I got to play around with some new software for my mp3 player and catch up on some exercise blogs. I ran into one that is a former “Biggest Loser” contestant and he was talking about Jillian Michael’s podcast on KFI. I remember it from a while ago but this was a great reminder. I downloaded 4 episodes and went outside to work on the yard while listening to 2 shows. Jillian has a certain way of motivating me. I love her “well, duh!’ attitude and being fed up with people who use excuses. So many times I’ve wanted to be that way with other people but have to consider the friendship angle. Anyway, it got me pumped up, helped me clean and put stuff away in a good pace. Even got me to look at my bike and take it for a quick for mile run. I’m glad to have found it and encourage anyone who is looking for education, tips, or motivation to look up “KFI Sunday” in iTunes.
Well, off to wash the bathrooms. Have a great evening.