Before we get too lost in this post, I want to give a quick THANK YOU for all the wonderful, inspirational comments on my last post. I wasn’t expecting them at all, so for those of you who really took the time to reach out to me and share your story about your own personal motivations, I want you to know how much that truly means to me. Ya’ll rock my world
Now to some fun Monday shenanigans!
Not too long ago…I never would have let my mom buy me a Bear Claw. Or I would have eaten it to make her happy, then later that day I would’ve spent 2 hours running on the treadmill to burn it all off. It makes me so sad to think about all the hours I spent regretting food I had eaten. I could have eaten less than 1,000 calories, and I still would be kicking myself for eating that extra bite of cereal or whatever. Clearly, I don’t quite have that problem anymore!
Instead, I happily munch on this beautiful pastry. Granted, I went into a mini sugar coma at 8am on a Sunday, but hey, life’s all about living right? I’d say treating myself to a mini morning sugar coma is quite the way to start a day.
P.S. Did anyone else think a Bear Claw was just an Apple Fritter without the apple filling? Because that’s what I thought, but apparently I was wrong?
Not too long ago…I would’ve skipped out on s’mores with the youth group. Granted, I don’t really eat s’mores anyway, but I do enjoy a chocolate and graham cracker sandwich! Better yet, I enjoyed this little treat on a rest day in which I literally sat around all day. Talk about a major win there!
I had two of these little treats (which equates to 2 entire graham crackers and an entire Hershey’s bar) without a single ounce of regret. Plus, it was nice to show all my high schoolers that I don’t just eat carrot sticks [where that perception came from, I literally have no clue].
Not too long ago…I would’ve had a major break down when my skinny jeans no longer slid up my legs. Ok, so they kind of still fit, but it’s a tight squeeze. Thank you Mr. Squat Rack!
No but to be honest, I did freak out a little at first. I mean it’s pretty bad when literally all of your pants are tighter in the legs. I quickly realized that the waist was still fitting perfectly [which tipped me off to the enlarged quads] so I calmed right back down. I want big quads. There’s a reason why I train my legs twice a week now, and obviously all that training is paying off. Of course I would like it if I didn’t have to buy all new pants now, but I’m digging my new tree trunks!
Plus, how funny of a story is it to tell people? I wore my leather leggings to a church event Friday night and when my friend asked why I was so dressed up I had to tell her it was because I couldn’t fit into my pants anymore, only leggings and shorts. She proceeded to laugh hysterically.
Not too long ago…I never would’ve asked for additional calories on a salad. This salad comes sans avocado, but who the heck wants to eat an avocado-less salad?! Ok that was a trick question, because I used to eat my salads without avocado. Too many calories, too high in fat.
Psshh, if you couldn’t tell, me and fat are pretty much bestie’s now. GIVE ME ALL THE FATS! Which is why after I ordered this salad, I promptly requested some avocado slices be added on top. And they didn’t disappoint either…look how much they gave me! I was pleasantly surprised by that.
Not too long ago…I was a broken and lost young woman who was looking for a way to simply wake up each day and not completely hate her existence. I was angry and depressed and scared and pretty much everything you can imagine someone would be if they didn’t value their own self.
But I’m not that scared young woman anymore. Instead of lost, I’ve been found. Instead of broken, I’ve been made whole. There’s no bitterness or anger or sadness over the journey that I have taken, because it has gotten me to where I’m at now. The journey has given me scars, but each scar is a representation of a battle that I have fought and survived. Each scar is proof that I am stronger and tougher than I ever thought I could be and the lessons behind each and every one of them will never be lost to me.
So not too long ago, I wasn’t the person I am today, but then again who wants to be someone from the past? I choose everyday, from this day forth, to never go back to her.
Finish the sentence! Not too long ago….