My morning started at 5:30 a.m. when the dogs decided it was TIME TO GET UP! Normally I just pretend to sleep while JD feeds them, but he outlasted me this morning and I finally gave in. Instead of doing something sensible like going back to bed, I stayed up watching television. I was afraid that if I got back in bed, I’d oversleep and make Moon late for school. Wednesdays are Chick-fil-A biscuit day and last week we were too late to get one. Not cool.

I’m not usually up at the crack of dawn so I’d missed all the awesome infomercials. Did you know there’s a 10-Minute Workout by the p90x dude? TEN minutes! I thought about buying it, but seriously, if they can get it down to 10, they can get it down to FIVE. Amirite? I can wait.

I also watched Heidi Klum sell something called In An Instant. It’s a skincare product that removes fine lines IN AN INSTANT! It’s totally true, I saw the unretouched photos! The reviews claim it smells hideous, but I’m guessing that helps. The further away people stay, the better you’ll look. But I can stink on my own, so I passed.

Still, it got me in the mood to kick up the 40 Days to Fabulous Adventure a notch. As JD left to take Moon to school, I informed him we’d be going for a run when he got back. That’s right – a RUN. While he was gone, I searched the Couch to 5K guidelines and it seemed simple enough. Day One: 5 minute warm-up, then run for 90 seconds and walk for 60 seconds, over and over for about 20 minutes.

This is when I had an epiphany. Well actually, it was right after I’d completed 180 seconds of running and was dry-heaving into the bushes, that the light bulb went off. Why was I so worried about the OUTSIDE? It’s the inside that really matters. Dieting and make-overs and spending money on clothes is just so VAIN. How could I be so shallow? So I walked home, slowly, and thought about all the changes I’d make for a better INSIDE.

Which is why I spent most of the day dusting and cleaning out my bookshelves. This weekend, I’m going to buy a rug, and JD has already found some great paint. Our living room needs a SERIOUS makeover. Man, it feels good to have my priorities back in order.

Hey, it’s as feasible as me doing a 5K.

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