Posted by Amy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-02-2012
FatGirl says: Ooo la la! How fancy! How chic! We’re off to San Francisco for business. I feel terribly important! OMG isn’t there a big chocolate factory there? Oh oh and Chinatown is supposed to have the best food ever! Three days of chocolate and dumping and no working out because obviously you can’t work out while on vacation. I wonder how much room there is in my suitcase for chocolate souvenirs???
Oh FatGirl, you’re going to be terribly disappointed.
I’ve gained weight. About 20lbs. I’m not happy about it but I can’t seem to shift my behaviors around eating and working out right now. FatGirl keeps raging in my head about “starting Monday” and “we don’t have time” and “finish just one more project” and “you worked hard today, just have a chocolate”. That’s totally not working for me. It’s not what I’m committed to and it’s not who I am.
While I was packing last night, I made the decision the I was not going to bring sneakers and work out gear. I didn’t think the west coast is ready for a fat girl running. After all, California is supposed to be full of beautiful people, and well, I feel fat and unattractive right now, no need to show THAT off in spandex running pants.
Then it occurred to me – this is the life I want to live. I want to be jetting off to different cities and making deals and being fabulous. Am I supposed to ditch healthy eating and a work out schedule just because a plane trip is involved? Then I looked at a map of where my hotel is and lo and behold, there’s a running trail right there that follows the coast line. How could I even think of missing the opportunity of running alone San Francisco Bay?
So I’m sitting in JFK, sneakers in my bag, sunglasses in my pocket, totally looking forward to jet lag that will have me up for a morning run. Now, THAT is how FITGirl does the west coast.