One hour on the bike while watching extremely trashy TV (America's Next Top Model re-runs, don't be a hater) --- check.
Training plan for the remainder of the month drawn up --- check.
Refusing to bitch (out loud or mentally) about my injuries --- check.
Use of extremely girly shower gel as reward for working out as well as for mojo enhancement, followed by dressing for dinner --- check.
Inspirational reading --- check, more on that momentarily.
Singing something that makes me feel awesome --- double check, although general awesomeness was somewhat curtailed by loud editorial comments from the Dachshunds. However, I did go back and do the ending again, holding the high Bb extra loud and long, in order to drown out the protests. Was met with Dachshund equivalent of "Hmmph!"
Writing food plan --- no check. Well, five out of six today, and I did eat well even without the plan.
All in all, it was a pretty good day for mojo. I should add to my list of things that make me feel powerful, getting stuff done that I said I'd do. A productive day is a powerful day. And I'm feeling pretty good about my productivity. I practiced, I ran a lot of errands, I worked out, I did a lot of little tasks for my opera workshop, and before I go to bed, I'll do some more work on my desk area. (It's always a big mess and I am trying to get it clean before abandoning it for four months). Furthermore, even though I don't leave until Wednesday, I am packed. Except for those last-minute items, I am packed for four months, three cities, and two significant climate changes. Wooo-hooo!
Speaking of woo-hoos, I'd like to give a shout out to Alan at Pounds Off Playoff for his very nice writeup about this blog and me. Alan has come up with a very fun plan for losing weight: he's trying out 16 different weight loss plans for two weeks each. Two plans "face off" for two weeks each; the plan with which he loses the most is declared the winner and advances to the next "round". What a great way to lose weight, have fun, and educate yourself about a lot of different ways of eating! Alan is extremely organized and so is his blog. He's got a blogging schedule, he profiles people (like moi!) and keeps score. It's a creative concept and a fun blog. Check it out.
Pounds Off Playoff certainly counts for some inspirational reading, but I also happened to check in with Tara Parker Pope's Well Blog and find her timely and tongue-in-cheek invitation to the general public to help the Corn Refiner's Association rename HFCS (overwhelming public favorite: Liquid Death). This counts as inspirational reading because so many of the responders aren't buying into King Corn's propoganda. (However, the number of people who didn't get that the renaming game was a joke and ranted at the Times for supporting King Corn was quite alarming).
Finally, I purchased a long-coveted paperback version of Dr. David A. Kessler's The End of Overeating today. I've been sneaking peeks at bookstores for over a year now, while I waited for it to come out in paperback; it shall be my plane reading and I will, of course, report back to you.
The mojo-meter has definitely taken an upswing today. Turns out nothing works better than taking action!