Let's be honest here, I've never been one of those girls who is naturally thin.
I've always had to work at it and my weight has pretty much gone up and down throughout my life. And really, it doesn't help that I have a tendency to do and enjoy things in excess..
You know, I'll go through phases where I work out excessively and restrict my diet a little too much. Then, I start to fall off that wagon, and find myself exercising less, mindlessly eating, and eating lots and lots of junk. Because lets face it... junk tends to taste pretty good.
Eventually, I gain weight and find myself majorly out of shape. It's really been a cycle throughout my life, and is something I need to constantly work on.
Over the past year, I've started to find a balance that is without all those excesses. I joined a great boot camp class that is fun and challenges me, and I try to do yoga/pilates/zumba once or twice a week. I'm more aware of the food I eat and try to make healthy choices. Really, it's not just about how I look, but how I feel. Finding that balance has allowed me to feel more energetic and feel pretty flipping proud about the crazy things my body can do.
Speaking of which... this happened on Saturday after boot camp. Don't ask me how I got conned into this, but it happened haha.
|Ya that's me in the middle. No further commentary is necessary haha|
Silly pictures aside.. I know that over the past couple of months I started to lose that balance. I started finding excuses about why I shouldn't go to boot camp and why I deserved that cupcake and well.. I'm taking full responsibility and I'm resolving to find that balance once again.
This past week I went to boot camp 4 times and made it to yoga once. I became more aware of my eating habits and am taking better care of myself.. because you know what? I feel a whole lot better when I'm treating my body the way it deserves to be treated.
The truth is I have big plans for this life of mine and I expect my body to help me get there.
P.S. Do you live in SoCal? Come hang out at Madewell on April 28 =) There will be lots of fun bloggers there for you to meetP.S.S. Have you entered to win earring from The Altered Chain ?