The first Monday of a new month, the promise of Spring in the air, the thought that summer is coming — and a lot of nagging from a friend — lead me to pick March 2nd as the first day of a New Me.Â I made a plan, set a realistic, attainable goal (two pounds per week), and decided to eat more sensibly and exercise more.
At work, twice daily if the workload permits, colleagues quietly gather in the conference room, close the door, and toss a Walk-Fit tape into the VCR.Â Then we turn on the presentation screen and “walk” a mile (making the day’s total two miles).Â Each of us marches in her own little section of space beside the conference table.Â We “walk”, we talk and we giggle.
When I joined the group, I increased its number to four.Â Two weeks later — yesterday — nine people arrived for the 3:00 p.m. exercise session.Â I’m thinking that if our group continues growing, we’re going to have to ask the boss to take that dang big table out of the middle of our gymnasium!
I went to work yesterday and one of my colleagues greeted me at my desk with a SLAB of homemade New York Cheese Cake covered in fresh strawberries and REAL whipped cream.Â She said, “I made it myself.”
I looked at the luscious dessert.Â I looked at her.Â I looked again at the luscious dessert — fresh strawberries and real whipped cream — and I said,Â “I thought we were eating sensibly and exercising more?”
She said, “Yes.Â I’ll see you in exercise class.”
So, my first meal on my, New Me, campaign was a hefty slice of cheese cake smothered in strawberries and whipped cream.Â You know, I just might be able to stick to this diet ……