Monday, October 25, 2010

"Nothing tastes as good... skinny feels."  This quote was made famous by Kate Moss a few years back.  I'm not up for debating Kate Moss but I would argue that it's not so much being skinny that feels so good, but rather being healthy and being strong.  

(Plus, I'm fairly sure if given a few minutes I could come up with a list of things that come pretty close to tasting as good, if not better, than being skinny).  

This is what feeling good looks like to me!
Healthy, strong and thin! 

I got up this morning with a renewed sense of what I needed to do and how I needed to get there (making a public promise to get back on track is a fairly strong  motivator).  Still, I found myself calculating the time it would take me to get everything I needed to get done before I could  crawl back into bed. That desire, however, disappeared quickly while at Clay this morning.  

I'm not going to lie - getting back on that bike wasn't easy.  I struggled through some of the challenges, but it felt great.  I worked off over 500 calories and walked out of there ready to start checking things off my list.  

Here's the crazy part - what made me feel so great wasn't  a Diet Coke (I haven't had one) or the leftover donut from Carter Mountain (it's still there) or a few extra hours of sleep (though I could still use those) - but rather eating a healthy breakfast and exercising. Go figure.

Who feels good now, Kate Moss?


  1. This is so great! I'm glad you're back on track. (Not that I was going to judge you for going off ... I'm just happy that you're happy.)

  2. Okay, so I'm sick in the head. Ever since I read that quote last week, I repeated to myself whenever I saw something bad that I wanted to eat. But I do agree that feeling healthy and strong is the best feeling and that translates to your own personal "skinny".

  3. No G, you are not sick in the head at all. You are totally right - it's all in the translation. When it comes from a waif-y supposed role model it doesn't necessarily give off the right message to girls. It is however, her job to be skinny. It's mine to be a strong, healthy role model to my kids :)