June 11th, 2012
by Jodi · Filed Under: Ponderings
Please say this pic does not resonate with anyone reading Jodiojo. Please.
Here it is, a groove slightly transformed just a bit of a break from the norm… Oh I love that song! And I love the summer even more. Nothing…and I mean nothing, is as good as the summertime. Ninety degree days (no humidity, thank you), sun up until 9pm, lazy evenings on the deck, sitting in my backyard, beach for the kids and real grilled food. Yes! I am like a new person by the time June rolls around. So much so that every year I consider moving to a warm climate that would be summer all year round but then I think about the bugs and constant weather turbulence like tornados and hurricanes and I sit my butt right back down in good ole safe, bugless New England.
However, I am not the only one affected by the heat. Y’alls tend to get a bit wacky, too. First, there is the struggle with how much time we’re going to play (lay on beach, hang out) and how much time we’re going to work (do cardio, eat right and lift). No matter how many summers we go through, we still don’t feel like we get it right. Second, we want to push the alcohol envelope. It’s nice out, the grill’s on and the family is over. What’s a few margaritas between friends, right? But where do we draw the line when it comes to maintenance, dieting and just downright having a good time? Thirdly, working out inside is for the birds when it’s this nice out but you just spent the winter carving out those nice shoulders. What needs to stay in the program and what needs to go out? Lastly, she’s your cousin, you love her—you really do. But does she need to come by every week with her perfectly sculpted body, in her little tank top and tiny shorts to tell you about how much she doesn’t work out but still looks that way? Does she really? And does she always have to ask you how it’s going in the gym when she does talk to you about it? Really right now? Yeah. We need to talk about how to handle her, how to handle ourselves and how to love her all the way through it.
This summer is going to be different for me because I am going to write through it this time. This is big a challenge for me and I pray you bear with me as I try to keep it together long enough to put some coherent thoughts “on paper”. My writing schedule is about to take off as we begin to put all our sites together and see what this really looks like when in motion so I thought it best to try and maintain a rhythm during this process. If you are not signed up on the blog, you may want to do so because I cannot guarantee a regular writing schedule and it will ensure that you will not miss when I do post. Also, if a series calls for extra stuff like a workout or etc then I only email that out–it is not put on the blog—so you want to make sure you are in the loop.
The series starts tomorrow. I’ll meet you here with sunglasses, sun block and a beach chair. Cool? Woop woop!