Today is the Day

No more Sunday morning “I have nothing to wear” tantrums. All along it has never been about the clothes, but the thing I’m putting the clothes on. So this is it, and I’m going to write about it daily, in hopes of having some sort of responsibility for it. I have 4 children, and I want to play with them. I was thinking about our hike to the top of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park the other day, and really want to do that again. We set it as a family goal, and did hikes every weekend through the late winter and spring, and everyone made it up even me. It is the most amazing hike, so I have set the goal again. I’m trying hard not to set a weight loss goal for myself, in fact I refuse to get on the scale. I did take a picture of myself this morning which I will post later on and I will judge my progress from that photo, but my ultimate goal is to get to the top of Vernal Falls again. When I was in college, I hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, how I’d love to get there again… maybe next summer, but for now little goals. My little goal being right now is getting to the gym daily. Today was my first day, and I only did 30 minutes on the elliptical but went 2.6 miles and burned 285 calories, I also included hills because Vernal Falls is straight up. Baby steps though, I’m so completely out of shape. I really want to be back to the point in my life where I get a high from exercise and not dread it. So I have made it public, hold me responsible, give me advice, whatever you want, but today is the day.