Gym Progress and The Witch

As Rebecca Black once said, it’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Everybody’s looking forward to the weekend, weekend. Even though we kind of don’t have any money so we can’t do much, I’m just happy to have a chill weekend at home. It’s a bank holiday weekend, too, so we’ll have even more time to sleep in than usual! Tomorrow I think I would like to go to a bookstore and see if anything tickles my fancy. My husband’s anniversary present to me is a shopping spree at Waterstone’s so I’m excited to see what I can find.

I was getting ready to go to the gym today and I noticed that my stomach is actually beginning to show some definition! I was so surprised that I had to send pictures to my husband and my mom just to make sure I wasn’t crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a defined stomach, and sometimes it feels like I never will, but today was a great boost of confidence for me. I’ve been working really hard at the gym since my knee healed a few weeks ago and I’m just happy to see that it’s starting to pay off in a few different ways. Honestly, I’m always so amazed at how much progress I’ve been able to make in the last five months. I’ve been self conscious of my body since I was at least 12, and it’s great to feel like I’ve found a lifestyle and gym routine that actually works for me.

Anyway, enough of that boring gym progress stuff! I was finally able to see The Witch today and I have really conflicting feelings about the film as a whole. Without going into too much detail, the main thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the ending of the film. The underlying message felt a bit misogynistic to me? As if the path to being a feminist or being a woman at all is one of evil? I don’t know if I’m the only person who has picked up on that, but I am hoping I’m wrong. Overall the film did a great job of building up the suspense in a similar way to The Village, but ultimately it was a fascinating look at how a devout Christian family living in 1600s New England might have handled a rather unfortunate string of events. It’s definitely worth a watch if you like a slow burning psychological thriller with a dash of horror mixed in. Probably not one to watch alone in the middle of the night, though!

day 148 gym progress and the witch