Welcome to This Weeks Tuesday Talk!
Meet your hosts!
Becky from BYBMG, Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls, Chelsea from The Contented Wife, Elizabeth from All Kinds of Things, Tara from Mrs.Coach Sims, Keri from Living In This Season, Sarah from Abiding In Grace, Lauren fromSimply Free , Andrea from Mitchael Journey, Jessica & Katie from Sweet Little Ones, Mandy from Almond Place, Teressa from Teressa Jane
Saturday started like just about every other Saturday. Up before the sun, spandex on, stretched and meeting my running partner Anna.This week we were set to get in a 9 mile run. The weather was amazing and the run went pretty well, especially seeing we tried out the new local half marathon course that feels like a constant slow incline.
I hate that course.
By 8:30 we were done and I was standing outside my local Walmart with a mission to grab some chocolate milk and cinnamon rolls.
I came home showered, ate and proceeded to clean. The house was a hot mess. A rough few weeks had left me lazy and I needed to get things back in control. I am generally a bit OCD when it comes to keeping things clean, but I can have my lazy moments.
I started in our bedroom (where I spent the next 3 hours cleaning). Upon straightening the closet I got all my shorts down from the top shelf. For some (crazy) reason I decided to try them and it was then that I made a “shocking” discovery.
I swear my pants must have shrunk.
I mean pants do that right? You put them away for the winter and something about the cold and sitting for so long they just shrink a bit. The good news is they still buttoned, the bad news is they are definitely a bit more snug than they were last year. I could have been sad, but I wasn’t.
It is just now mid March, challenge accepted.
Here are a few things I am doing to get ready for shorts and bathing suits.
2. Gym time // For months I have been talking about wanting to get more serious about my training this is just the motivation I needed.
3. Stop eating garbage// To say I have gotten pretty liberal with my diet over this winter would be a bit of an understatement and clearly it shows. I am joining a friend with a plan to switch out 10 meals a week for very healthy ones. 5 days a week eating oatmeal, 5 days a week having a salad that totals 10 much healthier choices than I have been making.
4. Accountability// Not only am I doing this with a couple of friends. I decided to put this on my blog for all to read. No hiding, no being ashamed. Just being who I am, keeping it real and letting others know my plan to change. Having accountability is key to success.
5.Be Content & Confident// So I gained a few pounds over winter. Do I want to change that? Sure! Do those extra pounds make me any less beautiful? No! You are so much more than a number on a scale or the tag sewn in your pants. Letting those numbers control you physically and emotionally is foolish. I believe in being strong and confident and taking control of those numbers on your terms.
Never loose confidence in yourself.
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