Welcome! Now, you might be saying to yourself, why is this blog called "I've Got a Perfect Body..."? Isn't that a little egotistical? And really Taylor, I've seen you in a tank top, and perfect your body is not.
And to that I would say wow, that's really rude. I'm working on my Michelle-Obama-arms, thank you very much, and they'll be ready by summertime, bitch.
This blog is called I've Got a Perfect Body... for several reasons, the most important being that, in the grand scheme of things, I do in fact have a perfect body. When I have enough intelligence and maturity to step away from the mirror and ignore the gremlins in my head that want to count every dimple of cellulite on my ass, I have the divine ability to acknowledge my perfections. My heart beats. My joints flex. My brain sends and receives messages. My skin is whole, my hair is there, my eyes see, my back bends, oh the list could go on and on! But alas, those moments of higher-self are few and fleeting, and most of my days are spent like the days of many other Western women, plotting ways to lose those pesky (fill in the blank number of) pounds so that I can have a 'bikini-ready' body by spring. So yes, this is "I've Got a Perfect Body..." because I have a perfect body, and because you - yes, you - the reader, have a perfect body too. No matter what is going on inside you right now, you have the ability to read this blog. That means your eyes and your brain are working fabulously! I mean, what more could a girl ask for? Yeah, yeah, perky boobs and volleyball player quads... have you been paying attention to anything I've been saying?
The other reason this blog is called "I've Got a Perfect Body..." is because, in all honesty, my original blog titles were already taken. Viva la Resolution? Taken. Pretty Paleo? Taken. Let Me Eat Cake? Taken. But sometimes in life happy accidents occur, and I like where the title of this blog is taking me already.
Which brings us to the point of all this. Most of you know Viva la Healthy, my "weight loss" blog. (Notice the quotations around weight loss). I'm hard on myself because I didn't lose the amount of weight in the time I wanted while blogging on Viva la Healthy. But the fact is, I have lost weight since I began the blog. A year ago I was 220lbs - a dangerous number for a 5 foot tall lady. I've since lost 40lbs, and although I'm still trudging down the rocky road to a healthy BMI, I feel a gazillion times better than I did a year ago. That's because I follow (to the best of my ability, and as much as possible) a Paleo Diet, and because I lift heavy things and work my ass off at Crossfit. So this blog will be about Paleo and Crossfit, and all of the athletic goals I will attain this year. Weight loss will occur naturally, but I'm through with living my life for loss. 2012 is about the things I will gain. Strength, speed, mobility, control, confidence. Wow, I sound sexier already!
And because balance is key, I'll be throwing in a few "Mind" and "Spirit" goals in the mix. Coming up with my "Body" goals was a piece of cake, pun intended. But coming up with "Mind" and "Spirit" goals is tricky... I'm embarrassed to admit what that says about me.
There will be ups and downs. There will be recipes and photos. There will be triumphs and revelations.
Who's coming with me?