Have you ever heard of The Book of Awesome?
If the answer to this question is no, you should really think about picking up a copy. The book is based on the blog 1000 Awesome Things. Basically, it’s all about the little things in life that makes life awesome. Some of my favourite examples: snow days, popping bubble wrap, and figuring out that the little arrow next to the gas sign on your gas gauge actually points to the side of the car that the gas tank is on (I actually never realized that – good thing to know!)
So in that spirit, here are some reasons why ED recovery is awesome.
Because adding bacon and/or bacon grease to ANYTHING makes it better. I have yet to see this theory disproven.
2. The fact that I can shave my armpits properly again.
Seriously. When I was deep in my ED, they were too concave. I couldn’t do it without missing spots.
3. Being able to walk up more than 2 flights of stairs without feeling like I’m going to have to have a heart attack.
When I was in my undergrad, I had a lot of classes on the third floor of my school. Because I would never dream of taking the elevator (walking burned more calories) I would walk those stairs every day. When I got to the top, I’d have to stop and rest – my heart would be absolutely pounding and I’d be gasping for breath. Not only was this uncomfortable, it was pretty damn terrifying.
4. Having a bum.
Seriously, much better than sagging jeans.
5. Having a somewhat regulated body temperature.
My circulation has always been pretty bad, so I’ve always gotten cold easily. But when I was deep in the ED…I’ve never felt cold like that before. You’re freezing ALL THE TIME, and you feel it right down to your core. Not fun.
6. (Relatively) Stress free vacations.
Basically, spending a week in Mexico with delicious food, deliciously alcoholic drinks, and relaxing by the pool. Without worrying about the excess alcoholic calories or the lack of working out. It was pretty fantastic.
Basically, I have a sweet tooth.
It must be satisfied pretty much daily, whether that’s with a Werther’s or a massive cup of froyo. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
8. Licking the spoon.
No fear of extra calories (or salmonella, for that matter) here. Easily the best part of baking.
9. Randomly awesome lunches like this one.
2 rice cakes with cream cheese, one with ham and one with smoked salmon, green beans, and leftover roasted squash. Really, it just had to be included because it makes me happy.
P.S. I kind of want roasted squash for every meal. Goodness, that is delicious.
10. (Because leaving it at number 9 would be too weird) You guys. You’re just awesome. ❤
<—Tell me something awesome in your life (recovery related or not)!