Today’s Number Is…


In the great tradition of Sesame Street, yesterday’s post was brought to you by the number 1106. So to continue that great tradition, today’s post is brought to you by another number, a lot less than yesterday’s number, but in my opinion, a lot more significant.

Today’s number is 20. Yep, 19 + 1 = 20. How is today’s 20 more significant than yesterday’s 1106? Well, I’m glad you asked!

I finished my workout this morning, hopped on the scale at the Y, and discovered that I’m at the 20 pounds down mark! Woo hoo!

I thumbed back through my Moleskine, and saw that on January 2 of this year, I recorded my weight at the time, and wrote this…

Only able to complete 8+ minutes of a 20 minute set on the elliptical machine. I really have a long way to go! Did about 10 laps around the walking track. A long, long way to go!

Today, that weight number is down by exactly 20 pounds! 54 days into the year, and I completed a 33-minute, 4900-stride, pretty intense elliptical session, a strong (for me!) circuit around my weight machines, and some Pilates and stretching.

I’m definitely not where I want to end up, but I’m off to a decent start!

Today’s number is 20, and I’ll definitely take it!