Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Motivation--Or Any Excuse for a New Pair of Bitchen Shoes
But let's get real, sometimes one needs a little motivation to stay on course, or, even better, make some improvements.
Well, a few months ago I found out my husband was throwing me a "surprise" 50th birthday party. It's going to be October 1st (my 50th party is actually January 3, 2012).
I found out about it from my husband. He had become overwhelmed by the planning of the event, and realized he needed me to help.
However, because my mother, sisters and several friends where also involved in the party planning, he didn't want to ruin the "surprise" for them, and so I'm not supposed to know about it (even though I actually do know about it).
Well, knowing that there was going to be a major party for me, in which I was going to be the center of attention has been a MAJOR motivating factor for me throughout the Summer, to eat lightly, exercise frequently and avoid sweets and junk food.
And, knowing that there is going to be this major party for me was also an excuse to go out and buy a sexy MaxMara dress and a new set of black patent leather, peep-toed, sling-back, Jimmy Choos.
It's nice to be surprised.