Had a good morning with my personal trainer. I love the little signs of progress that add up to really big change.

Those who know the stairs at the 9th St. PATH station in Manhattan are aware of what a great gauge they can be of cardio fitness. Basically if you’re not sucking wind when you get to street level you’re doing OK. I’m passing that test these days. I think much of that has to do with increasing my time on the elliptical machine from three minutes in October — sad, but true — to 24 minutes. Yeeha.

Also, my arms feel stronger and my thighs are more streamlined. The fact that I am also hitting my stride in my writing does not feel like a coincidence. It’s all about setting ourselves up for success, isn’t it?

I am working it, baby.