How much time do you spend thinking about how much you weigh? Or eating healthy? Working out? A healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. It requires commitment, determination, purpose, and planning.
I have a hard time finding the right balance. Being healthy but not going overboard. I’ve been in all of the buckets or categories by this point. Naturally thin, with the metabolism most women wish they had. I’ve been an athlete, strong and in shape. I’ve also been overweight. Freshman year of college I put on weight thanks to Shipley’s donuts. We didn’t have a Shipley’s in Pflugerville growing up. Trust me when just say that I did NOT take for granted that Shipley’s in College Station. I did my part to make sure they stayed in business. I also had a rough summer several years ago and gained a lot of weight. I’ve been on extreme diets that controlled my life. Life happens, sad things happen. Different people deal with those emotions differently.
I’m a work in progress and I’m still trying to figure it all out. Right now I’m five pounds from where I need to be. Five isn’t bad but it can easily become ten or twenty. I recently started taking classes at Pure Barre. It’s my hope that those classes will make me stronger and will allow me a little more flexibility when it comes to food. What I eat and don’t eat. How much I can eat. I miss my high school days. I miss being able to eat bread with my dinner every night. I miss being able to eat a small pizza all by myself and not thinking twice about it. Those days are gone so I have to accept the fact that if I want to look a certain way I have to work towards that goal. I can’t sit around complaining or worrying about something, yet not do anything about it.
At the end of the day, your health is most important. Take care of yourself so you can feel strong and have confidence. When I started this fashion blog I was overweight (for my height). I kept telling myself that I would start a blog once I reached a certain milestone. Sometime in the future. Once I was good enough to present myself in pictures daily and share my thoughts and opinions. I share all of this with you so I can relate with my readers. So you can see that it’s not all fashion and fabulous-ness. Hopefully we can all do better, be better. This fashion blog’s main purpose is to help you be your most confident self. It’s my
job to share with you what works, what doesn’t work. I have to find that balance of caring but not miss out on life. I’m working on it.