I have decided friends- to let go. It is not worth holding on to or so I understand. I can give in and curl comfortably in it's folds like I have done till date. I can tell myself,” Let’s have fun today and leave tomorrow to take care of itself.”
But for now,Sorry Extra Kilos! Bye, bye.
I am an inspired woman you see. It’s still January and I’m determined to lose some weight this year also. As a first step I purchased Nike running shoes in white and purple (Such a waste of money the cynic in you would say. The cynic in me did say this and keeps repeating it like a radio). I actually wanted a black with purple but couldn’t find any. Well, before you make that face let me tell you proudly-I did go for a jog wearing it. Well, actually a brisk-walk if you want the truth. Here is the conversation I had with the sales man at the Nike store.
Mr. Salesman: “Hello madam, how may I help you?”
Me (Yours truly trying to sound totally serious.): “Well, I am looking for shoes for Gym and running.”
Mr. Salesman: “Madam if you are talking about the Marathon training then I can suggest this one...”
(Looked like he really took me seriously)
Me:” Err…I don’t do marathons. I was talking about jogging you know”
(Actually I don't do anything.I am making an effort buddy.Don't embarrass me!)
Mr. Salesman:” This one works perfectly well for jogging as well. But Madam
do you jog for more than 5 days a week? A longer time might require a totally different design.”
Me (cringing inwardly): “I jog probably 2-3 times a week.”
Mr.Salesman:”Madam if it’s more than three hours continuously…”
Me (shamefacedly):”Friend, let’s talk in terms of minutes. Like twenty minutes or thirty minutes on a day, you know.”
Well, by the end of the conversation he got the drift. If he felt like laughing out aloud he did not show any such emotions. Or may be he has too many people like me in this January that it doesn’t sound so funny to him anymore.
I picked this lovely pair of shoes and walked out of the show room with my pocket few dollars lighter and feeling few kilos lighter.
I call her my "Purple Splash"