Wednesday, April 23, 2014

when it all starts feeling real


with the wedding countdown officially on...(66 days and counting!!!)...there are more and more things happening that really starts making this whole thing feel real...like this is a real event, with real people coming...and we are really getting married!  eeek!!!!  can you tell i'm just a smidge excited?!

most recently, we've crossed a bunch of stuff off the never-ending on-going list:  

- we chatted with our officiant
- i had my first dress fitting
- we picked up the invitations
- we had our food and cake tastings
- i addressed the invitations
- we picked up our wedding bands
- i met with the videographer
- and very importantly, we mailed the invitations!!!

each of these steps has been fun and exciting.  we truly cannot wait for the big day to arrive. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

friday philosophy


sometimes i come across a quote that bears some kind of significance and i want to share it with you dear readers.  sometimes it's based on where i am in life or a certain event, sometimes a quote just reminds me of a friend, or sometimes it makes me think.

but today...i want to tell you something about your goals:  you can do it.  trust me, and more importantly, trust yourself.

because...

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if you've been following along with my fitness journey, you know i've been super committed, have totally changed my life, but that i have also had setbacks.  everything i have done, every pound i've lost, every inch that has disappeared, has been because of what i have done. also, everything that i haven't done, every pound i haven't lost, and every inch that i want to lose that hasn't disappeared, has been because of what i have done.

some days, especially the ones when the scale doesn't budge or the in-body tells me i've lost muscle and gained fat, are hard.  other days, like the ones when the scale is magically lower or my pants slide on without unbuttoning them, are rewarding.

and then there are the days that just feel like days.  i don't feel obsessively committed.  i don't pay 1,000% attention to my macros.  i don't worry about having a few potato chips.  those are the days when i've somehow transformed into the new me.  the new me that knows it's okay to have a *few* chips, because that will never break me...the new me that enjoys a glass (or three) of wine on girls night, because i effortlessly made a compliant choice with everything i ate during the meal...the new me that stops worrying so damn much and trusts that i can make the "right" choices.

the new me is constantly blowing my mind.

i have spent the last week being sick.  not sick enough that i was bed-ridden, but sick enough that i couldn't exercise, i couldn't eat the "right" foods, and i couldn't care less.  but the sick me was also the new me.  the new me knows it's okay that i'm eating a fair amount of bread, since it's the only thing i can manage to eat.  the new me knows it's okay that i've taken a break from the gym, since i feel too weak to pick anything up anyway.  the new me knows it's okay to let go from the rigidity of my lifestyle because it will not be the end of me.

the new me knows its okay to let go because i've got a totally different mindset.

sometimes in order to grab a hold of what you want more than anything else, you have to let go.

just remember, you can do this.  and before you know it, you'll be blowing your own damn mind.


happy friday!


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