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People Aren't Thinking About You As Much As You Think They Are.

Friday, May 25, 2012



How's that for a title? Ha! Now that I've got your attention....tee hee

Every summer, I go through this crap mindset: "Everyone's looking at my stomach and my cellulite thighs and my big ole Fred Flintstone feet!"

And every summer, Biff (hubbie) says the same thing:

"People aren't thinking about you as much as you think they are."

Of course I come back with the whole, "But I'm thinking about them! Look at her... she's just about perfect! If I'm thinking about them, then you know darn well they are thinking about me!"

Then it hits me: We are a selfish people. Am I really that Self-Involved that I'm going to miss out on a great summer at the beach? Can't I forget what others are thinking for just a day? Cuz really, they ain't sitting around for hours looking at my lack-of-abs and jiggly caboose. Well, maybe for a moment they are. But pretty soon, they move on.

This Memorial Day weekend, I'm slappin' on my new Kathy Ireland plunge neckline bathing suit (great lil $5.00 find at my local thrift store), grabbing the kids and Biff, and we are going to ENJOY!

Life's too short, ya know?


What do you think? Do you obsess with this, too? How do you deal with these feelings? Have you missed out on great fun because you worry about what people think?


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KKLENNERT809 5/25/2012 11:04AM

    Love your blog!! I agree with your hubby, but women especially, are overly concerned about their appearance. We need to be happy with ourselves and think more about helping other people and being NICE to other people!!

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BUFFYLOVESBIFF 5/25/2012 7:56AM

    @Triangle-Woman

BAM! YES!! I've got me a good man..going on 16 years now. emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/25/2012 8:05:48 AM

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 5/25/2012 7:18AM

    Are you looking at my cellulite and Fred Flinstone feet? Because if you are, I don't care. Happily married for 22 years and I'm not out to impress anyone or to distract anyone else's Biff.

Listen to your Biff.

-M

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God's at the Beach

Thursday, May 17, 2012




Had a great upper body workout this a.m., at the gym, although my strength is shot. I'm so much weaker than I used to be...but dad-gummit, I'm doing it.

During my grande finale on the elliptical, I said to myself, "Self, why are you spinning on this machine when it's sunny and you LIVE AT THE BLOOMIN' BEACH?!"

I talk to myself alot.

So, I decided that from this point forward (or at least til winter comes and my you-know-what can't take the cold), cardio will be at the beach. It only makes sense.

I'm giving the 5K Walk/Jog training plan a try. Not like I have the desire to run a 5K or anything. But training like that on the sand? Yah, Mahn! It is already very apparent how much harder walking on the beach is from walking on asphalt. (Holy Moly...can you say "burning calves??).

When I'm on the beach, there's a magic that happens. God is so very present, in every wave that comes in, in every crab that skid-addles across the sand, and in every grain of said sand that finds its way into my runners.

Think I'll meet God today on this walk/run/jog thingy.

Come on, God...let's go for a run. :)

  
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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/18/2012 8:35AM

    There is definitely a peaceful, serent atmosphere at the beach, a good time for self-reflection and enjoying the beautiful things surrounding us. Sunrise yoga is also super.

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SAMI199 5/18/2012 5:52AM

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That sounds perfect!

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BEAR128 5/17/2012 8:54PM

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MOMMYJAYJAY 5/17/2012 12:24PM

    I know what you mean. I feel the same way walking by the river or past all the beautiful flowers and trees thriving right now. Gives you that extra oomph. God is good.

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JEANETTECURRY 5/17/2012 11:04AM

    I also live by the ocean and attend a beginners boot camp (although right now am getting over a knee injury) twice a week. I also belong to a Chuze gym, but find being by the water so much more enjoyable! Good for you and Good for GOD! emoticon

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