Oh Genie of the Lamp
When you hear about celebrities that drop baby weight or any weight almost instantly I’ll admit my first thought used to be “Of course… I could do that too if I had a personal trainer, chef, and it was my job to look good.” Cynical yes but kind of true. It would be easier for me to lose and maintain weight if I had someone cooking meals for me and someone to make me sweat my butt off in the gym. And if I got paid millions of dollars to look sexy in this…
I’m sure I could take the weight off in an instant. Nothing but pulling 6 hours sessions in the gym ala Biggest Loser and eating steamed veggies and lentils…sure the weight would just fall off me in fear.
Lots of people say that a personal trainer and personal chef would be in their top 2 for Weight Loss Genie wishes. Since I know that would not be the best for me I thought I’d come up with my own three wishes for my Weight Loss Genie.
- Quicker cooking healthy grains. I get annoyed waiting for the rice cooker so I don’t always make them like I should. I stick to tons of veggies and beans but I know I need them. And I hate instant rice for taste alone. So perhaps I just need a time travel machine to get me from the second I hit cook on the rice cooker to the beep at the end.
- Patience with my fitness. I’ll admit it over and over that I’m competitive even with myself when it comes to my fitness. I often feel like I’m making up for the first 24 years of my life that I felt like a bump on a log. But I need to be patient and glad that I’m doing more than some people do in a day and not push myself so hard I end up on an operating table again (Thanks to my weights guru Jenna for that reminder).
- Seeing what’s really in the mirror. I’ve admitted in the past that I have body issues even after losing the weight. Not that I want to be smaller than my goal weight but that what I see in the mirror isn’t exactly what I was expecting at my happy weight. I just wish I could see what everyone else sees everyday and not just the good days. I should be proud of the accomplishments (even while I’m currently re-losing a bit of a gain) instead of beating myself up for all the damage I did in my past.
I really wanted to wish for more wishes as my 3rd wish just in case I came up with something cooler. But I’ve seen Aladdin one to many times in my childhood and I know that Robin Williams said that is a big no-no. So instead of the perfect set up to lose and maintain I figure stuff to make my real life easier would be best.
What are your 3 weight loss wishes?