Hello, and welcome to February! I am now one entire month into my Year-To-The-Splits adventure, and I just wanted to share the pics I’ve taken so far, [almost] every day, and the progress that I seem to be making.
I know that it’s a marathon and not a sprint, but I gotta say . . . I’m feeling pretty good about this!
1 down, 11 more to go. Here’s how it’s gone so far:Day 1. New Year’s Day. At the bottom of a canyon in Ojai, California. // Day 2 – Walking Jeremy home from Still. // Day 3 – “Girls Just Wanna Have FUN(damental Human Rights).” // Day 4 – Sprawling in Jeremy’s kitchen, about to dig into dinner.
Day 5 – A Monday. Quick selfie in the bathroom on the first day of school, because that day was suuuuuper crazy and a quick selfie was the best I could do.
Day 6 – Dropping off a vintage haul, back at Still. Less than a week and there’s already a marked change, I’d say.
Day 7 – My first day teaching! “Lab Coat Chic” and splits in the prep room. // Day 8 – Dropping Waits off at preschool. That one hurt. // Day 9 – Back at Still (where I spend a lot of time, apparently), rocking my “Feminism Is Freedom” t-shirt. // Day 10 – The day we spent at the LA Science Center!
Day 11 – Working on my splitzing while watching the boob tube with my honey.
Day 12 – My Mondays are hectic. Another bathroom selfie. // Day 13 – Taco Tuesday!!! // Day 14 – In the morning before heading out, backdropped by the beautiful bougainvillea. // Day 15 – The last bathroom selfie. The day both feet reached both walls, and I couldn’t go any wider.
Day 16 – My day off! Bumming around downtown SB on a beautiful sunnybright winter afternoon.
Day 17 – A wagon adventure to the Farmer’s Market with Waits and his little kindred spirit soul sister. Reflection selfie and splits times three!
Day 18 – Not gonna lie, I was cranky. // Day 19 – Standing in front of the giant vintage posters of the famous body builders at the Santa Monica pier. It was MLK Day, Jeremy and my first day off together since New Year’s Day, and we took Waits down to LA for food, fun, and a ride on the ferris wheel. That was a really good day. // Day 21 – An early birthday dinner at my god parent’s house. // Day 22 – A glass of Sicilian Frappato with my man, at my favorite wine bar, ON MAH BIRFDAY.
Day 23 – In a sparkly pink dress, at my Birthday Party, in front of the giant fire pit.
Day 26 – A little mid-shopping respite, splits-style, in the produce aisle.
Day 27 – Late night with my hair down. // Day 29 – Agar plates. Lab life. // Day 30 – Friday evening means BEERS, the weekly bio grad student get-together. This was a long week. // Day 31 – Going to see my friend’s Grateful Dead tribute band! I’m no dead head, but good music is good music, and my friends are damn fine musicians. Plus, Jeremy spent a summer following the Dead long, long ago, so it was pretty epic for him. So fun!
Which brings us to:
February 1st! I’m pretty much at the point now where I can spread so far that I can’t support myself upright if I’m splitzing as hard as I can. Does that even make sense? I swear it’s true, because physics. I may need to rethink my photo approach . . .
One month down, and quite a bit of real progress, I’d say. I wonder if I’ll keep up the pace, or if things will slow the lower I go? Maybe this initial push was the easy part? I have no idea. Because, ya know, I’ve never done this before!
And what about you guys? How are you all keeping up with your New Year’s intentions?
Happy Monday, and have a great week!
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