Let me preface a smidge. I told my parents at age 4 that I wanted to be a cheerleader when I grew up. Then in elementary school when I wanted to cheer for a peewee football team, my parents said no. *Tear* Now, I can't hate them too much since I did, at some point, do the following in elementary school: ballet, tap, gymnastics, poms, flags, baton, softball, swim team, piano, cello, youth group and of course, soccer. (I played soccer for 10 years, including high school). Anyway, the closest I ever came to cheerleading was the junior high dance team and-- much, much later-- a month on the cheer & stunt team at Purdue. Suffice it to say I've loved cheerleading for a couple decades =)
Back to 2011. Emm and I both whine nonstop about our bodies, since our usual schedule makes it difficult to workout regularly, and impossible to eat anywhere besides restaurants for every meal. No, seriously-- I've only been home for about 40 hours in the last 3+ months (and sadly, a lot of hotels don't have fridges) so all of our meals are bought at restaurants.
Naturally, with all these insanely athletic (and flexible- yikes!) girls between 14 and 18, Emm and I spent the weekend green with envy. I know, I know... Exodus 20:17 says not to covet but that is probably the Commandment that I struggle with most.
|Tan and thin-- but strong!|
Anyway, after spending the weekend around all these thin, flexible, tan girls, Emm and I used our jealousy to motivate ourselves. We've worked out three days in a row and even found a tanning salon near our hotel. It's time for a change! We're staying on the 5th floor of our hotel so we've also been taking the stairs every time we come and go, and we've been doing our best to eat lower-carb and lower-fat.
I guess sometimes, a little jealousy can go a long way!
Have a great night =)