I especially love driving into my neighborhood during this time of year. Both sides of the main road are lined with Bradford Pear hybrids
and all I can do is sing...
"I looked out the window and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree."
I'm not gonna lie, the blossoms are kinda stinky,
but they are so beautiful to look at
and they mean one thing is certain:
SPRING HAS ARRIVED!
She was a little late in showing up this year
but now that she's here, I'll take
her with arms wide open.
Does spring just seem to bring with it the
desire to get into better physical condition...or what?!
I feel my body saying things like
"please lose a few pounds of winter insulation"
"could you drink more water while you're at it?"
and "hey...get some sun!"
Not sure if it was just a coincidence or if my body
is just determined to win this battle quickly, but
Dr.Oz came here to Cinti this week and I was lucky enough
to get a ticket (THANKS TRACY--I love you hon!)
to hear him highlight some of
the information covered in his newest book.
Every time I see Dr.Oz on the Oprah show, I feel inspired to take better care of myself. There's something about his honest (and very detailed I must add) way of telling us like it is, that makes me want to eat more healthy.
Now, thanks to a conversation I had with
"the great and powerful Oz" during the seminar, I'm determined to DRINK a lot more healthy as well. I just had to open my big mouth and ask him how bad the DIET soda is that I've been drinking (you know you've been drinking it too, dear reader) Intellectually, I already knew what his response would be--you know--something along the lines of..."those artificial sweeteners are chemically foreign to the body and therefore NOT GOOD for you at all!" Well, after everything (and believe me there was a lot) Dr.Oz had to say about how bad it is drink too many diet soft drinks, I now have a visceral-level determination to "kick the habit." He felt so strongly about it, he even said he thinks he should answer the question on an upcoming Oprah show. I'm happy to say that since Wednesday when I saw Dr. Oz, I haven't had any diet soda at all and only a few sips of the sugar-filled kind. I've drank about 10 times as much water as I typically have been and it feels really good!
A book signing following the seminar left me with some pictures, a few good laughs with my friends, an invite to come to the Oprah show,
and a signed copy of the new book.
With the Spring sun shining in full force yesterday, I decided to plant a flat of
morning glories in the flower beds out front. I then took my new book to the
front lawn to do a little reading while soaking up a few rays.
All of this and no DIET COKE...
now that's what I call determination.