Ah, Friday, how I’ve missed you so. You took an awful long time to arrive this week and boy am I glad you’re here! LOTS of fun to be had this weekend, friends, so I’m psyched to be kicking it off very soon (if only that thing called ‘work’ didn’t interfere, I’d already be well on my way to the weekend by now!).
I have to say, though, despite some ups and downs I’ve been feeling and noting pretty openly on this here blog, the latter half of this week wasn’t *as* bad for me as the past couple have seemed. And you know what? I TOTALLY give major credit to the weather that’s inspired the change. The weather was gorgeous last night, just begging for an after-work run, who was I to deny it? My sis and I ran for about 45 mins or so (not sure how far we went, it was a new route for us) and it was utterly amazing, gorgeous, peaceful, perfect. Loved every minute (even the obnoxious boys that drove by and yelped out the window “wooo! nice ass!” <—I mean really boys, could you be more immature??). Anyway, it’s incredible what a few rays of sunshine, warmer temps and the return of the birds chirping and the peepers “peeping” at night that just transforms me. Perhaps I really do need to examine that bucket list and start investigating warmer climates in a CITY to consider relocating to, eh? 😉
As an aside, was catching up on my blog reading last night and stumbled on a pretty awesome post from Lara over at Thinspired. She just got a signed copy of the book Skinnygirl which I’d heard of but didn’t really know what the fuss was about. Well, after reading this blurb from her blog about what exactly the whole Skinnygirl concept is, I totally want this book!
“Skinnygirl does not mean bone-thin. Only dogs like bones. Being a Skinnygirl doesn’t mean you have to be a size 2 or 4. A Skinnygirl loves herself, liver her life the fullest, and knows how to eat, drink, and be merry without fearing or obsessing over food. A Skinnygirl owns her life.”
Um hello? Have you read the tagline to my blog lately? It mirrors the definition of a “Skinnygirl”: “Diary of a fitness fanatic who likes to eat, drink, and be merry, too.”
Now, granted, I don’t necessarily love the “Skinnygirl” moniker because I think it could send the wrong message at first glance, but I love the concept and agree – it’s not the size of your pants, the number on that scale (ahem!), or how restricted you are with your eats, it’s about balance, in all aspects of life. Can I get an Amen!?
And on that note – I hope ya’ll have an awesome weekend! On the agenda for me? Going to see one of my close friends perform in a play tonight (she is incredible as an actress and an all around awesome person, I cannot wait to see it!!), tomorrow we’re hosting a family get-together with my aunt and cousin who are visiting from MN (gram and gramp are coming too, LOVE getting to visit with them, they live in ME so we don’t see as much of them in the winter months as we do in the summer); and Sunday we’re having a pizza-fest with my fellow Kick-mates at Anthony’s house (the sole male in the group, rock on, Ant!). He has an outdoor pizza oven which I know for SURE Scott is going to be totally jealous of when he sees it. The plan is to eat lots of wood-fired pizza, drink some sangria (spring has sprung!) and play a little bocce. Shaping up to be a pretty darn good weekend if you ask me. 🙂