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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.
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