Living it up in the city
Hello and Greetings!
Today's post is about nothing in general, an update on French life, and facing the dreaded scale!
Read time: 6 minutes
The French are on a different timetable and sometimes adapting to their modus operandi can be daunting, but as the saying goes: When in Rome, do as the Romans, obviously I substitute in the French part.
Miscommunication and misdirection are my daily MO, and some days are better than others. Recently I've had some missteps, however since I am a dancer, it's all part of the routine. All I can do is apologize to those who I may have harmed and practice compassion and empathy to avoid hurting others (I'm including myself on this too!) in the future.
I have chosen to live in accordance with the following methodology: Be cool, be kind, and help others.
Yes, I know, it may seem oversimplified and elementary, and I'm human, and sometimes, most times, I'm not cool, not kind, and I'm self serving. To combat this negativity, I exercise. Before you roll your eyes, know that exercising, to me, is a pleasure, my privilege. I don't do anything I don't want to do, instead I do more of the things I LOVE to do. I love to dance. So I dance. A LOT. I also do Yoga, or I walk.
By participating more in the activities I love, it is very hard NOT to be cool, kind or helpful. Exercising clears my head and puts me on the path of righteousness, but again, I'm human, meaning I'm still a work in progress. Besides, when exercising, I imagine each step, each movement, I am pounding out every frustration, every inconvenience, every upheaval that may have cropped up, and that ickiness is left on the dance floor, the yoga mat, and the pavement.
I'm back in full swing, work wise and socially, so it is extra important to take care of myself, so I can care properly for others, obviously. I attempt to keep myself busy to experience all of life's little wonders and joys, and to me, that means FOOD and FUN!
If you didn't already know, I use to be fat, but what you may not know is that I STILL consider myself fat, because I CAN EAT! My fat ass LOVES food!
My Frenchies (my husband especially) are often aghast at the amount of food I can consume and remain svelte, but it is thanks to the French lifestyle and Dr Atkins Diet Revolution, which allows me to work and balance my eating and exercise habits.
So, here are the facts, Jack...
Weight: 118 pounds - 53 kilos
I'm not too concerned about the numbers on the scale, but rather how my clothes fit and how I feel in my skin. And right now, all is good. So good in fact that I have kept a pair of black leather pants my sweet sister-in-law gifted me (to me, she is perfection) two years ago that I couldn't fit in, but today, they are too big. I was so shocked, remember I still consider myself fat, I was dumbstruck.
If ignorance is bliss, then call me a dummy, I couldn't care less. All I care about right now is being the best human being possible. Which again, is simply to be cool, kind, and to help others, and if I do that, then all is good in the hood.
I wish the same for you. Do more of the things you love, and you too will be romanced by life's pleasures! Just enjoy, and love, and when in doubt, just dance!
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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