*photo taken and edited by me*
Taken at Riverbed Nature Center, Faribault, MN.
Well, this will be short and sweet…
I’ve “rejoined” Weight Watchers again. My fitness pal wasn’t working for me, so I’ve gone back to what seems familiar. Here’s to a fresh start… once more!
Inspiration. It can be found in all forms out in the world. It’s in the wind blowing through the trees, in the sun shining through the leaves. Seeing the smiles on strangers faces, and traveling to new and exciting places. (Holy cow what’s happening here?! Why am I rhyming?)
I wanted to write a blog post for the past week but haven’t really had the time to just sit and type. Well, I have a few moments now, while my Fitbit charges…
This past week, I found myself thinking about the past a lot. Thinking about how if I had a chance to go back, what I would do differently, not do, and stuff I would leave the same. The more I thought about it, I started feeling more “regret” than anything. Not for the stuff I did necessarily… but for the stuff I didn’t do. Like, not staying in sports in high school. I was hugely into sports throughout my middle school days. Once, I started high school though, I let my weight dictate my feelings towards sports. I never went out for volleyball because I didn’t think I’d even make the team. Another sport I loved – fastpitch. After getting down on myself my freshman year, I actually did take a step out of my comfort zone and played that sport. Remembering even then, I still let my weight dictate that as well. Yes, I played, but I feel like I didn’t give it 110% because I always had the thought of “You’ll never be good enough because you’re the biggest one on the team.” I didn’t trust in myself, and for that, I quit after my freshman year.
Another big moment was not continuing on with working out at the gym. There was a point in my high school days, when I started really caring about my weight and image. I joined a local gym with friends, and I went often. Now, skip forward to a few years after I graduated and I saw the guy who worked there (and I think maybe owned it), at the grocery store. I remember him looking at me up and down and then saying, “We miss you at the gym, you should come back!” I know he wasn’t saying it snotty or mean, but I can remember the hurt I felt after hearing him say that to me.
The thing though… after I thought of these few instances, I was filled with peace. How? How could I one minute be filled with such a regretful feeling and then be washed over with the peace of knowing “it is what it is“? Because I realized you can’t dwell on the past. Things will happen, and in most cases, won’t happen in life, but you can’t sit and dwell on those times. So you ate three cosmic brownies. Learn from your mistake and move on. Don’t sit and beat yourself down to nothing. Where does it get you? It makes you feel down and honestly makes you feel like eating more cosmic brownies!
Another thing I want to say… Don’t do what I did and let your weight dictate how you live your life. Don’t miss out on things in your life just because of the way you look or think you look. I think I will always be working on this, but hey, we can work on it together!
Stay fabulous my friends!
So… My Fitbit arrived last Saturday! I can’t believe I’ve had it for a week now. I don’t really know how I managed anything before this.
So above is just a little snippet of how my week went. I can see my 5K goal needs to be increased. Especially now that it’s nice, I want to get outside as much as possible!
What I love most about Fitbit is the sense of community through the app and dashboard. I have been apart of many “group challenges” and I love it! It’s very motivating! I am so happy that I decided to just buy the Charge HR! Let me know if you want to be friends! 🙂
Stay fabulous my friends!
Another nomination for my blog. It means the world to me that there are people who read and can in some instances relate to my blog. When I first started this blog, I really didn’t have a clue if I would keep up with it or if there would be anyone who would even read it. I have surpassed every expectation or dream because through this blog, I have met some amazing individuals. Every blog I come across on here gives me newfound motivation I didn’t think I could find. I have laughed and cried with many of you through your blogs. Each and every single one of you are my heroes. You fight your own battles whether its from food, weight, addiction, or other kind of obstacles life throws your way, and allow me and millions of others to read about it and try to help you out along the way.
Thank you so much for the nomination Deborah, again, it means so incredibly much. Thank you for continually coming by my page to drop words of advice and compliments. You are so wonderful! 🙂
So, you must be wondering… what exactly IS this award. I was wondering that as well, so I found this…
“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family”. I start this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.” – Shaun
So lets get down to business…
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family
4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
5. That is it. Spread the love.
Below are my nominees…
To my nominees – Thank you for being a great blog mate to me! Now, go forth and spread the love!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Stay fabulous my friends!