Let's just keep it real. I want to look good. I want to be comfortable in my skin and stop feeling like complete crap. I want every single item of clothing that I love and try on to look fabulous on me. I want collarbones. Oh! Oh! And I want people to be all like, "WOW, girl, you look amazing, what is your secret and why can't I be like you".
What I don't want. I don't want my pants to be tight. I don't want people to ask me if I'm pregnant and when the baby is due (I swear to you I'd punch someone if that went down, and I don't think that there is a jury in the world would convict me of any form of assault). I don't want people to think I peaked already and am not-so-gracefully falling into a pit of chocolate bon-bons and french fries (that pic below is me in my senior year of high school... also known as "The Golden Years" when it was considered cool to display those green garden balls and pose by them. Before you ask, yes I had the Jennifer Aniston haircut, affectionately referred to in the 90's as "The Rachel").
Most importantly, I don't want to run into an ex at the store and have him think he "dodged a bullet" when we broke up. For this reason, I avoid exes in the store like the plague.. unless, of course, they look worse than I do... in which case I run right up and say hello (not really, but I totally would and maybe, just maybe I go out of my way to be sure I walk by them. You know you do this too.)
That being said, why didn't you tell me it was June? This is now the time when I have to put away my wonderful bulky sweater and jeans combos that hide the fatness and bust out the t-shirts, tank tops and shorts that will mercilessly accentuate my gut (thank you, my children).
Bathing suit season has never (and I really mean never) been my fave. Regardless, I still like to amp up my daily fitness routine (which is nil in the Winter) and watch what I eat (and not just as it's going into my mouth). Even if you only drop 5-10 pounds it helps with your health and is an amazing confidence booster.
Herein lies the problem - I'm a horrible eater. That is, when I actually remember to eat. I used to roll my eyes when people said that, but that mess is real talk. Other than coffee and lip gloss, nothing hits my lips until about 2pm when my stomach starts to yell and eat itself. At that point I'm ravenous and grabbing whatever is quickest and closest.
To re-ignite my way into a healthy noshing routine I'm doing Slim-Fast. It's quick, simple and the perfect way for my mindless self to move on from excuses and jiggly body parts.
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