Being newly married, I have acquired a nephew to be good aunt to. I am pretty excited.
Grace's Life List
1. exercise regularly
2. lose weight
3. blog once a week
4. Read one book a month
5. Take a photo every day
6. compile a 100-things-about-me list
7. Learn to knit
8. Improve my Chinese
9. learn to cross-stitch
10. be a good aunt
11. be a mother
12. Learn to cook
13. write a book
15. be a better wife
It has come to my attention that some of my clothes have become snug. Okay even to the point that some of my clothes have become unwearable. I have started to move summer clothes out of my closet to make way for the winter clothes. WHY DON’T we invest in more space to store clothes? (or maybe it is because i have too many clothes.. hmmm) I realized in the process that a lot of my winter clothes no longer fit me anymore. I am bulging a little there and a little here. Even the Hubs has said you can’t wear that cause people may think you are pregnant. That is when you know it is really time to make a change and do something about this GROWING problem.
Some need motivation, and it seems like my mountains of unwearable clothes should be good motivation. I decided to not buy any cold weather clothes and really put effort into fitting into the clothes i have now. This plus I have a mom and dad who are eager to help me in the losing weight department. It is to the point that every time i see/talk/phone either one, that is one of the things they decide to remind me (harp) on me about.
A year ago they told me that the reason i needed to lose weight is that I won’t land a husband. (I know it sounds really ridiculous/mean but in their mind they believe it was a good way to motivate me.) Then I got hitched (without having to exercise much). Now they decide that I need to lost weight in order to be a healthy future mom. Every time I see mom she shoves article clippings about the negative side effects of fat or how to help me lose more weight or how to diet. She glares at me and my little protruding belly whenever we meet up for meals. She mentally notes my food intake and lectures me in private about how i shouldn’t have eaten this or that. (Its a wonder how i haven’t developed an eating disorder.. its really cause i love food too much) Yes I believe my parents will be pretty behind me with this effort.
I have heard about the freshmen fifteen and the boyfriend tire but what about the marriage mass that people gain once they get married? You spend hard work working out before the big day and then let it all go afterwards. You settle into a routine of a married life. You no longer have the time you once had for yourself because it is no longer about JUST YOU. You gotta do the wash, make sure he doesn’t forget this or that, keep the in-laws happy, hand hold him through the dentist, go with him to haircuts, and this just means less time for YOU. So you let it all go. It is pretty unfortunate that Hubs is also a larger man without a set workout schedule (as in it doesn’t exist). So now I am here with my marriage mass and ready to make the change. It has gotten out of hand and I really need to help myself.
Step one: Hire a tennis coach DONE
Step two: start tennis learning DONE
Step three: start jogging again (working on this one now)
Wow, i forgot I have a 43 things account until today. It is 2011 and four years later. Most of the things I have set out to do, I can’t do or I have already changed my perspectives about things. So much has happened and I am already four years wiser. It is time to give this a shot again.
This should be a fairly easy task to do and complete. I can start today.
100. I am an interesting mix of chinese american. Very american in the way i think about life but very chinese when it comes to family and having a strong family bond. When i met my husband’s family and the way they are, i found that this was where i was meant to be.