E, Myself, & I is going to be celebrating its THIRD birthday next week. Honestly, this kind-of blows me away. This is (by far) the longest I've ever stuck with a hobby in my adult life. It is also the most selfish thing I do. The vainest thing I do. And, one of the most enjoyable, rewarding, and healthy things I do.
It is crazy to think how much about my life has changed since June 2009 when I first started this blog. (Read my very first post here.) In many ways, I feel like a completely different person since then; and, I am SO grateful for this documentation of that journey. I'm also thankful for YOU - some of you have been with me from the very beginning - for joining me on this "road to adulthood" and sticking around through quite a few different seasons...
For the next two weeks or so, in honor of my blog-iversary, I'm going to be re-posting some of my earliest blog posts from the archives. I've simply copy & pasted the entire html from these old posts, so you'll get to see them just the way they appeared originally. Mostly, I'll be posting some of my own favorites, but if you remember an oldie you think I should share again, please feel free to suggest it! I hope you'll enjoy this little trip down memory lane...
*I'll also be posting some new content too, so if you aren't interested in my life pre-pregnancy, baby, etc. be sure to still check-in a few times this week!
Reason #1 (originally posted on 6/25/09)
... Why living in your hometown can be difficult:
Let's just get right to the point... I have gained a lot of weight since graduating from high school. There, now it is out in the open.
So this summer, I have committed to eating healthier and working out more often. (Lucky you, getting to follow this wild adventure too!) And so far, I've done pretty well... (2 days and counting!) Well, yesterday I went to a kickboxing class with my mom at our gym. I had brand new tennis shoes to sport and, since it was stifling hot here yesterday, I decided to wear a pair of shorts to the class. Problem is: my shorts were a little too short and tight around the thighs. (Is this awkward? I'm sorry for the mental image.)
So... I walk into the class a few minutes late and who is right beside my mom -- but a friend from high school who also happens to be the posterchild for exercise. Now, as if being in a hot room surrounded by mirrors was not enough, I have to stand next to this beautiful girl (who literally did not drop a bead of sweat) with my shorty-shorts riding up on me, literally drenched in sweat. Awesome!
Dear friend at the gym,
Please know that I was well aware of the way my legs looked in those shorts - and I'm not proud of it. I did fail to consider the number of kicks and leg raises presented in a kickboxing class when selecting an outfit to wear. I was thoroughly embarrassed and apologize for what you may have seen. Believe it or not, being at the class was really an attempt to correct the problem! Thank you for not judging in your heart.