Exactly Where I Need To Be

Saturday I went to my 20-year college reunion. But before that I got up and did Day 6 of the Killer Body workout, because, dammit, I’m not going to do days 1-5 then skip out on the last day!

I had a surprisingly good time at the reunion, mostly because I got to see a friend who was there celebrating her 40-year reunion (my college does one giant reunion by 5-year increments, so we had everyone from class of 1945 to class of 2010 there, with a few break-outs for class-specific events, but mostly all together). None of my friends from my time in college were there, although I didn’t have many to start with. I wasn’t much of a joiner, and as a music major I spent 2-4 hours a day practicing my instrument on top of the usual academic load, so I really didn’t have time for clubs or sports or other interest groups.

Art Building at Mills College

Art Building at Mills College

Regardless, I was delighted to find a new piece on the side of the art building. It sums up how I feel about life in general these days, and looking back, how I wish I could have seen all the other times in my life. Even the bad times were learning experience and all of them contributed to making me the person I am now. For example, if I hadn’t married the first time to a very unsuitable partner, I wouldn’t be as well-equipped to recognize and cherish the wonderful man I’m married to now. The little bumps and occasional spats might seem so much more momentous if I hadn’t already learned just how bad an ill-fitting marriage can be, and how to identify one.

I spent yesterday with a migraine, as the usual penance for having a great time on Saturday. *sigh*

Today I got up and went for a run, the usual 3 miles/5K route. I’m not sure how this week is going to shake out exercise-wise, but I am sure that I feel the urge to get a little more cardio into the mix, as last week’s program was focused largely on strength-building exercises.

And finally, I’ve now gone about 9 months without stepping on a scale, and my clothes still fit! I have worked out how to maintain without the scale! Oh frabjous day! This system is working – I must keep doing it!

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One Response to “Exactly Where I Need To Be”

  1. Allison Says:

    I hope someday I don’t have to step on a scale once a week! You are an inspiration!


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