Week 4: Day 1: Construction
I have a challenge for my bloggie friends tonight, I’m calling it Jel’s Flashdance Challenge. What are the challenge specifications you ask?
Step 1: Take off all your clothes (haha, pervs), actually undies and tank tops may suffice.
Step 2: Locate your nearest music-playing device, get the song “What a Feeling” by Irene Cara and blare it as loud as you can through your house.
Step 3: Dance. Do not stop dancing until you have your epiphany.
Actually, it’s less of a challenge and more like a demand. DO IT. The next time I talk to you fools you’d better have completed this challenge, or you’re preparing to do it but reading my ultra-cool blog got in your way.
So today I came home and did this:
and that’s when I had my epiphany.
On facebook I was chatting with Cassie and she invited me to Super China Buffet, and I was like yikes! Can’t, I’m dieting. And she was all “I need to diet, I want to be a size 8 before prom”, so that’s when I told her about my diet. I said I’d lost 21lbs, and she asked me how long I’d been on program, I said one month. It hit me, I lost 21lbs in one month…? Cassie was freaking out asking me a whole bunch of questions about how I’d done it, and it made me realize that I’ve always thought the same way when I’d heard people had lost large amounts of weight. Now that’s it happened to me I’m thinking “21lbs…that’s nothing! I can’t even tell the difference”. But it’s not nothing, it’s a huge accomplishment.
So suddenly I’m all gungho about getting Cassie on program with me, telling her exactly what I did to get to where I am now. I feel so…proud, so successful, and yet still, 21lbs is so minor in the long run, but I’ve never lost that amount of weight before. I feel good. And I’m loving the feeling of paying it forward, to have known success and to help friends do what I did, so that they can be happier with themselves, too.
I know I owe my little 21lb happiness to all of you guys, so I’m paying it forward with the Flashdance Challenge. Seriously though, do it ^_~
“Take your passion, and make it happen!”