Friday, January 25, 2013
My sister has an art exhibition coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to buy a new dress for the opening party. I wanted a dress with long sleeves (I'm really insecure about my arms) and today I found one that was really pretty and cheap, too! Now, I should probably point out that this is not a dress I would normally wear or even try on, it's way more revealing than any of the dresses I own. I still wonder whether or not I made the right decision buying it but I figured that since it's pretty low-cut at the front I could always wear a black top underneath to make it less revealing... I'm not comfortable with showing off my cleavage! Haha. I was kind of wondering whether or not I should even post these pictures here and I still feel very insecure about it but I wanted to share them nonetheless because this was probably the first time I felt 100 % beautiful and sexy in a dressing room. That doesn't happen very often!! Usually there's something wrong, I don't like the way the clothes fit or I see flaws when I look at my reflection (which is sad and something I am working on!). There was a time when I dreaded looking at myself in the mirror. But not this time! And as a celebration of that, I am sharing these pictures with you. Even though I'm not at my goal weight yet and despite all my insecurities, today, for a moment in that dressing room, I loved every part of my body. And that's pretty remarkable!
Monday, January 21, 2013
I love this quote. I should write it down on post-it notes and put them everywhere I can see them! It would be a nice reminder on days like this when I feel tired and lazy. A year really can make such a huge difference. The choices we make today determine what our tomorrows are going to be like. Small changes like working out just for 10 minutes, skipping dessert, having multiple servings of fruit and veggies and drinking your water all add up in the long run!
I think this is a good reminder for all of us! Think about where you want to be a year from now, and decide to take at least one small step towards that goal today.
Happy Monday, friends! :)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The weekend is almost over here in Finland (it's 10:30 pm as I'm typing this) and I just wanted to update before going to bed to read a for a while. I had a great day! I overindulged a little yesterday but didn't beat myself up for it today, I just got right back to my normal routine and didn't give it another thought.
I started my day with a delicious smoothie (strawberries, kiwi, mango and orange juice), had a healthy lunch and for dinner I had some veggie soup with whole wheat bread. I worked out with my boyfriend today which was a lot of fun; we went for a nice long walk/run in the evening and I got to try my new running shoes! I love them!!
I just finished making a meal plan for the upcoming week and we're going grocery shopping tomorrow. Lots of healthy stuff; veggies, lean protein, fruit, complex carbs. I really want to focus this week to get this weight loss going again so I'll lose another 2 pounds by the end of the month (so I'll finally be able to say I've lost 40 pounds!).
Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The title says it. I don't know what's up. I've been feeling exhausted (despite getting enough sleep) for the past few days, last night I got dizzy and nauseous, my head felt really heavy, my skin is burning hot even though I'm cold (I don't have any fever though) and my eyes feel like they're burning.
I didn't go to my classes today and spent the day resting. It's now 6:30 pm here and on top of everything else, I'm having the worst cravings for ice cream and chocolate right now. I don't get it - I'm sick, food should be the last thing on my mind, right? Well, it isn't, and I'm not having a spectacular day food-wise so far. Nothing disastrous, but my lunch could have been healthier and I just had a big handful of chocolate candies.
This is probably emotional eating, right? I'm feeling bored and sick and that's why I'm feeling the need to overeat. How do I get past it? I'm just trying to wait it out, eat something healthy instead and do a very light yoga workout and meditate afterwards. Maybe it'll help.
I'm sorry I'm not much fun today! But I believe in being honest; that's what this blog is for, after all.
I hope you're having a better day than I am!
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