Packing was...easy. Let's see: workout clothes, workout clothes, and workout clothes. For the first time ever when packing for vacation, I don't have to worry about what will look "cute" or what I might need if I go to such and such a place.
Then again, this is not exactly a vacation.
Sure, I get to go to Malibu. OK, OK they have an ocean there. And there's a pool and it's called a "resort." I get it.
But, I am looking at this as more of a jumpstart to a new "me" - me, 2.0. The me that's been inside this whole time, who yelled to get out but was easily shooshed with a cookie or two. The me who stopped caring about health and the happiness that self confidence brought. Note, I did not say the happiness that being thin brought. It's all about shining from the inside out. And, along with many friends I know who deal with being overweight, I just don't feel so "shiny" on the inside anymore. Putting others ahead of myself (hello, fellow Moms) and allowing stress to become a chocolate-covered crutch got me to a "dull" place. And here's my chance to do something about it...not all at once... but it's a starting point. One of my favorite quotes, by Maria Robinson, is "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
Here's my start, today. I'll be sure and keep you updated from sunny Malibu.
So peace out for now...It's time to get my shine on.