I took my first trip to London last week. The trip was for the Legacy Cheer & Dance “Live Your Legacy” event in Olympic Park. After some flight delays I got there Thursday afternoon and went to dinner with Aly, Andrea, Chad, Kahuna, and the kids. Dinner was at Petrus, which is a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, and was fantastic.
I had 2 days to run around, Friday and Monday. On Friday I saw Big Ben and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace before meeting Melissa for lunch. After lunch Melissa and I went to the Tower Bridge and Tower of London before heading to Olympic Park. Monday I ran around everywhere Joey and Lisa said I should visit and ended with a night bus tour.
“When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.” – Louis Binstock
Last month I went to the doctor and he said I’m obese according to the BMI. Not only obese, but around 60 pounds away from optimal and 20 pounds away from just being overweight. I’m well aware I’m no longer in the shape I was in the last time I competed, but needing to lose a quarter of me to be in the optimal range seems a bit much. Twenty pounds, sure, and I’ll get on that. Maybe even 30, but I don’t see 60 happening or being a good thing.
The BMI and I have much different ideas of what I should look like and that has me wondering which has the wrong perspective. Have I grown too accustomed to the results of fast food and developed a warped sense of what overweight is, or is the BMI right in thinking I need to be able to get into a pair of skinny jeans?
“Sometimes, our vision clears only after our eyes are washed with tears. Sometimes, we have to be broken so we can be whole again.”
I’m not talking about this summer, I’m talking about next. Now that the Supreme Court has made gay marriage legal across the entire United States I expect next summer to be full of weddings of friends that have been waiting on this decision. So many are ready to have the opportunity to legally share the married life and I’m happy for them that they now have that chance.
Our community may need to consider wedding week. There are going to be so many weddings with similar guest lists that it may be worth renting a place out for a week and having several weddings and receptions in one crazy week.
“Don’t point out other peoples flaws, because you’re not perfect; you have to look in the mirror, before you can look out the window.”
“A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” – Mary Kay Ash