TGIF, y’all! I must say that I am super glad it’s Friday. I feel like it’s been a long week!
I got another workout in yesterday. 30 minutes on the treadmill, 10 of it jogging. I feel pretty good about it.
So, now to the “seriously?” part of this post…..
I was having a conversation with someone via text, and we were discussing the ins and outs of the number of times I work out per week. That I should be able to dedicate 30 minutes, 5 times a week for Erika. So, I honestly admitted that sometimes that 30 minutes for me was used to read. Well, here’s the part that I’m not entirely sure how I feel about.
When people see you walking down the street, they can’t tell how smart or well-read you are. They see your body/appearance and judge you on that.
Like I said, I’m honestly not certain how I feel about that. My first thought was that it’s a shallow statement, but is it really? I mean, if I consider my own experiences while walking down the street, most are forgettable, but some are very positive. I like to think to think of myself as an attractive girl/woman, and I suspect some other people (friends and strangers, alike) do too. And, no, they can’t tell if I’m smart or well-read by just looking at me…..unless I’m carrying a crap-ton of books. Then again, I don’t know that I’d want to hang out with someone that judged me based on how I look. To me, if you look like to take care of yourself, that should be obvious. What is looking like you take care of yourself???? Hair, clothes, cleanliness, pedicure, carriage, smile, etc. Anyway, I would love to hear how you feel about that statement.
On to next one….
MUSIC! I don’t like being without it. When I went to the gym yesterday, I did not have my ipod. I misplaced it in the car. I was kinda bummed, but slugged through my workout anyway. It was definitely different.
I’m going to share some of the songs that have popped up on my ipod this morning:
You’re the Only Woman – Ambrosia
Groove Me – Guy
You Need Me – Janet Jackson
I’m Outta Love – Anastacia
Come and Talk to Me – Jodeci
I’m waiting to hear some Steely Dan, of course! Music moves me like nothing else can. It’s soothing, uplifting, makes you want to party or just chill. I HAVE to move! Shoulders shrugs, foot tapping, a little shimmy……there have been times when I just want to hop up on my desk and straight PARTY! But, alas, I should not. It could happen though!
TGIF, y’all and thanks for reading!