Alternate Title: If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans. -Woody Allen
is day twenty-three. Crazy. We are sooooo close to the end. Of course I
mean the end of the 28 to Great challenge. Definitely not the end of
this new lifestyle, because it seems like a good way to just live.
EXCEPT for the ban on wine (how does my favorite cocktail get hurt in
all this?). Wine called and told me it’s about to make a big comeback.
In fact, it even suggested throwing itself a welcome home party ;)
was tricky. I overcommitted myself and I’m choosing to blame it on my
gorgeous friend, Margret, who works at HBO and who is also the womb
behind Abel, the superbaby. Although you would not guess by looking at
her that she’s had a baby at all, let alone one the size of a
she asked me if I could watch Abel for the day and of course I jumped
at the chance. You’ve seen him so I’m sure you would’ve done the same
thing. Plus, it’s been a few years since I’ve actually had one of my
own. I somehow figured it would be really easy to snuggle a perfect,
sweet smelling baby, do a few online classes, and keep up with
everything else. Keeping consistent with my current string of
miscalculations, I figured wrong.
In case you don’t already know where this is headed, let me go ahead and tell you...
There were no classes. There were no new Barre3 recipes. There were no brisk walks.
fact, there wasn’t much of anything. Except for a whole lotta upper
body strength training as I was lugging that little freeloader around
from room to room like an 85-lb starving, boneless orangutan. To be fair, he wasn't having the best day either.
didn’t I just set him down you ask? Because every time I tried he
would let out a sound similar to that deafening, high-pitched microphone
feedback that makes you wish you were never born in the first place.
naturally I would like to offer a little shout out to ALL the mothers
of tiny (or just very young but heavy as an anvil) babies. If any of you
are doing this challenge, I am literally begging you to give us all
some tips and maybe share how it’s even possible.
meals, I mostly grazed on the Barre3 "barre" and I grabbed some
pieces of turkey along with a few carrots and sugar snap peas. I drank
water. I also drank kombucha. I did not drink wine. Or a gin and tonic.
dinner I had take-out, which consisted of chicken breast and some
broccoli. It was not my roasted broccoli and therefore it was not very
But tomorrow is a new day and hope springs eternal.