I would rather circle the block ten times than pay for parking.
I am so confused…I found a check made out to me (from my employers) for $406 dollars wedged under my laptop this morning…we already got paid last week. Does this mean I’m getting a bonus? A raise? THERE WAS NO EXPLANATION.
The guy on the treadmill next to me smells soooo bad and I can’t even be mad cuz he’s working so hard.
The point of having a blog is to reach others & to express myself. I want to be as real as possible, and acknowledge the hard days (which have become few and far between) while celebrating the small victories (achievements at work, changes in my body, etc). While most of my posts have been very image heavy, writing has always been my first love, and sometimes I just need to w-r-i-t-e. There is something so satisfying about filling a page with words you have strung together haphazardly. So bear with me…
Despite the fact that I recently turned 25, I still feel like a kid. I’m uncertain of my future, I have vague goals of fame and fortune and a lot of my day revolves around snack time. Most days, I could also use a nap.
Yet part of getting older is celebrating these childlike desires and realizing that NO ONE has their shit together all the time. It’s just impossible. Everyone has goals they’d like to achieve, and obstacles that stand in their way. What will differentiate you is whether or not you take steps to achieve those goals and to break down the walls that stand between you and your goals.
I’ve recently fallen in love with myself again, and have come to appreciate my body, and the curves that I have built. I have worked hard to embrace my flaws and to celebrate the changes I have made by repeatedly picking up moderately heavy objects. At first, stronger legs scared me. For a woman living in today’s world, gaining mass is not always celebrated. And, as I gained muscle, I certainly became ‘bigger’ in some areas—my thighs, my booty, my arms…Yet these gains were not random or unintentional. Pride in my accomplishments soon won out over fear.
Gaining physical strength has also helped me to become stronger mentally. Yes, I still have my moments of insecurity and bad body image days, but— for the most part, I can appreciate what I have created. In achieving ~self love~ I have opened up much more time to devote to my other interests—like writing. So, here I am, holding myself accountable: I am challenging myself to stop merely saying that I’d like to write.
I will write. For myself and for others.
So, although I have obligations (like work and paying my bills) and a variety of interests (like working out, watching embarrassing amounts of television, and spending time with my friends), I will try to enrich my soul by devoting more time to reading and writing.
I want to write more. I need to build up my portfolio and explore different writing techniques- long form and short, fiction and non fiction. Writing helps soothe my soul, and I feel like I’ve been putting it on the back burner for far too long.
I woke up feeling very body positive, optimistic and ready to face the day. Sometimes I have to remind myself to count my blessings, instead of ruminating over every little thing that could or has gone wrong. Today will be a good day, because I will make it so.
Premarital counseling. Lets compromise: I’ll give you the Cards if you take the Pack (Pack of Cards?)
These are some of the women who inspire me, off the top of my head. I know I’m forgetting a lot!
No! Workout when you feel motivated or when it fits into your schedule. There is no “better” time to workout, in my opinion, as long as it’s the right time for YOU. Some people workout fasted (I usually don’t, because I go to the gym after work). Just make sure you’re fueling your body after you workout— have a post workout snack with some protein. This is just MY personal opinion. 😘😘