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Saturday, December 24, 2011

These are some pretties that I've found on pinterest.

This is how I've wanted to dress for years, but didn't feel I could pull it off. (or I was pregnant and definitely couldn't pull skinny jeans off. or ON!)

Some of you know that I've been dreaming about new clothes: jeans that fit, comfy sweaters & scarfs, running gear, oh my! Luckily, last weekend my in-laws gave me some incredibly generous gift certificates for Christmas.

Most of you voted for the running tights. Got em! And on major sale. I guess it pays to wait and shop last minute. I was even able to get a gaiter for me and DH and some running gloves for him. score!

A few of you encouraged me to find clothes that fit well, stuff I'd feel good in. Did it! And again, major sales. It is an incredible feeling to walk into a store, hold up a pair of size 6 skinny jeans and think "whoa, those are teeny." and then there's the double whoa, when they fit. And they fit good. No muffin top, no sucking in to zip. I picked up a few tops too. Size: small. Me?? A small?! This is ridiculously fun!

I went to a family party last night. I was confident and happy with how I looked. I didn't hide from the camera. Clothes that fit are a good choice. They do wonders for your self-image.

I've been having some horrible "fat days" lately. I know it's awful and I know I am not fat. But there are moments when I look at my gut or thighs and think about how much work there is to do. I'm 5 pounds from goal and I know that what I see is more than 5 pounds. arggggg. That's horrible self-talk and I'm done with it.

I'm never going to be a rail thin size 2. I have boobs. And I like em! I have hips and a mama tummy. I've have 2 kids. I'm proud! And while there are those ugly thoughts I mentioned, there are WAY more happy, healthy thoughts.

6 miles has become my "easy run." are you kidding me??! That's far. That's hard. And I can lace up and do it without thinking. how cool is that?!!

ok. enough question marks and exclamation points. But seriously, this is how I feel:

This has been an incredible year and I have much to be merry about this weekend. Merry merry Christmas to you.

emoticon Be merry.
emoticon Be joyful.
emoticon Be proud of the healthy choices you make.
emoticon Be happy with the body you have today.
emoticon And enjoy a Christmas cookie.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOYFULSPIRIT920 12/27/2011 3:21PM

    Love your clothes pics (love pinterest)
Can't wait to see you in pics with your new clothes.
Going shopping & buying clothes in smaller sizes is the BEST feeling!!

Merry Christmas!

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RUSSELLORAMA 12/27/2011 12:15PM

    This makes me smile!

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 12/27/2011 12:08PM

    Merry Christmas to you and yahhhhhh for new clothes that fit.

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AMBER281 12/26/2011 11:50PM

    Great blog!!!

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BASEBALLMOM410 12/26/2011 1:57PM

    Love this blog!! Congrats on getting all the new clothes and at such great prices! You deserve to feel good AND know that you look good! You've put in all the hard work and now it's time to show off what you've done. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

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LIL_EZZY 12/25/2011 7:42AM

    Great blog.. emoticon

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A-STRONGER-ME 12/25/2011 5:24AM

    The next pics need to be OF YOU!!!!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/24/2011 8:59PM

    I want to see pictures of the clothes you bought!

Merry Christmas to you, too!

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MICHSTATE 12/24/2011 5:05PM

    WooHoo!!! Good for you!!!!!!!!!:-)

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 12/24/2011 11:05AM

    Love this blog =] So happy you've had the opportunity to get some new clothes! Just like you said, it does WONDERS for your self image! Happy Holidays!!! I hope you have a fantastic christmas! Cheers to starting off the new year STRONG! =]


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ALWYS-LKN-UP 12/24/2011 8:18AM

    What a wonderful blog & congrats on feeling beautiful in your new clothes!! Thumbs up to a great you've had & knowing that 2012 is going to be even better to you!! Happiest of holidays to you!! :)

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