|I loved this Kashi Ad in Real Simple last month - how do you make the world your gym?|
Things are going well! I'm hanging out with my sleepy, sick, little girl right now. It's kinda fun and comfy to type with her on my lap like this. If she was fully awake, she would be taking control of the keyboard and somehow discovering the right combination of keys that she could press to close every window at once. Haha I don't know how she always does it... she is amazing! :)
May has been a cool month. It actually started out pretty rocky - Bek has been sick a few times and, like in every other part of life, sickness in the house shakes up routines and switches around priorities and all that. So I had a few days or maybe even weeks where I felt nervous that I was loosing my dedication to this health journey. But, each time there was a good decision, like eating an apple instead of a cookie or going on a short walk instead of sitting on the couch, that faith started building in me again that I'm headed in a good direction and I'm gonna win this thing. Haha. Not sure what winning is... not giving up, I guess? :)
Another reason May has been cool is that we have some special events coming up really soon! My friend is getting married in about two weeks and I get the privilege of being in her wedding party. I remember back in the first few weeks of this journey, I was motivated by the idea of feeling more comfortable in my bridesmaid dress after a few months of taking better care of my body. Now that it's almost here, I'm reminding myself that ultimately I've gotta choose that confidence/peace no matter how I feel in that pretty dress on June 6th - but it was a really fun, practical motivator as I looked forward to celebrating with my friend.
Then, the day after the wedding, we're going to the beach! Yay!!! Today I started trying on swimsuits which was.... well, it was trying on swimsuits... in a poorly lit dressing room. Haha! Does anyone else feel like they look like a totally different person in dressing rooms? Anyways, I saw a big change in my thoughts in that dressing room compared to past years. Usually when beach-time rolls around each summer, I feel really guilty about how little I exercised that year and how I should have "tried harder"... but I didn't allow those thoughts this year because I have been working at it. But, no matter what, don't let yourself feel guilty this year - just take little steps in the right direction as you're able and enjoy the beach. This year, I'm thankful for my body and thankful for all the fun (and not fun) workouts it's made possible over these past 20 weeks.
How are you doing? What fun things do you have going on as June approaches?
I titled this post a little differently today just to try something different - if you're reading for the first time (hi!), I try to share weekly or bi-weekly posts about my health journey. You can click on the "my health journey" link in the far right sidebar under "what I write about" to read the rest, if you'd like!