When I was a Sophomore in college there used to be advertisement at my gym that I'd see all the time about a girl working out hard to look killer at her 10 year high school reunion.
And with that simple ad, an idea was born. I decided then and there that I would be thin, toned, and hot at my 10 year reunion.
And I proceed to carry this idea around with me for many years after. So much so that I even decided that I didn't want to try for babies until after the 10 year reunion (I even put that on my Baby Bucket List).
I'm not sure why I got stuck on this idea so hard. I mean I was not a fat girl in high school. But I was not a skinny-mini thing either. I'm tall and Scandinavian, so I do remember feeling "big" a lot in high school, even though I was not.
As evidence, here I am, summer before my senior year.
I mean, I was a double varsity athlete for gosh sakes, so I was in good shape. I just never felt like I was "hot" like the smaller cheerleader friends of mine.
As I've grown up I've gotten more comfortable in my own skin. I appreciate that I have a husband who loves me as I am, that I can afford to buy nutritious food, and that I have a body that's rarely sick or injured.
But last week when I got the invitation to my 10 year high school reunion, I couldn't help but remember my goal, set over 8 years ago, of rockin' a killer bod at that reunion.
So I did some quick math... my reunion is in 12 weeks and I'd like to lose 10 pounds.
Losing 10 pounds would bring me down to my wedding weight, which was the lightest I had weighed since I was 13 years old.
OK, 10 lbs in 12 weeks, I can do this, right?!
I just keep reminding myself that "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels" and that "sweat is fat crying." I even started a Pinterest workout motivation board to counteract all the delicious sweets I see on Pinterest. Like these amazing truffles that I plan to reward myself with in October.
So tell me, did you go to your 10 year reunion? Did you do anything to prepare? And more importantly, was it a good time?
And are there any other Class of 2001ers out there?
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