Monday, September 1, 2008

MIA in my posting

So I haven't posted anything about my "journey to getting back in shape" for awhile now. There's sort of a reason...

Being comfortable with my body is my main goal. I like it right now and that's a start. I may not be able to sit on a couch without a pillow on my lap for awhile, but that's okay.

I had a goal awhile back to have my back look like this:

This is what is looks like today: (Less tan I know)

Step 1: Stop mentally critiquing how other people look.
Step 2: Stop thinking everyone else is critiquing you in their heads.
Step 3: You don't need to see how your tricep is looking today, leave the mirror alone!
Step 4: Life is good, enjoy it!


The Wightmans said...

First of all I think you look great! I only wish I got put back together quite that well. I love your steps though, isn't that the biggest struggle. It may be hard to be happy with your body but you look great!

Terri said...

Well, now I am self-conscious knowing you're mentally critiquing how I look. ;)I have a chubby tummy and the cutest baby to prove it! (AND, I couldn't be happier about it!)

Really, anyone's journey to getting back into "shape" can mean a lot more than just pounds in the side bar. It takes a lot to be "healthy" and "in shape" - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, nutritionally, etc.

At least for me, after having a baby, getting back into shape has become a journey of self, not scale, as I grow and mature as a person, a wife, a mother, a friend. Dropping lbs is just an added benefit.

The Fantasias said...

Hey, so I felt a little insecure when you mentioned your first goal to stop critiquing others...and then I remembered that I do that too. I also try to keep that to a minimum but perhaps it is slightly healthy to assess others and make personal goals from that. I see people in better shape as myself and consider it motivation and sometimes, I see people who are not quite as in-shape (or, dare I say healthy) that are still very happy with themselves and it reminds me to be easier on myself. I think if you critique in a non-judgmental way it can be okay.

You look fabulous and I have to say, I think you look thinner in your more recent photo. Keep up the good work (but not in a body-builder kind of way *wink*)


The Fantasias said...

I meant "see people in better shape THAN myself".

Traci said...

That's sad about your friend and his wife. It's sad that people can get too wrapped up with themselves or other none useful things and forget what's really important like their spouse or marriage. I totally think taking care of yourself is a very important thing but letting it become who you are is just plain sad. I think you have done a great job with getting your body in shape and to a point that it is functioning like it is supposed to. I think it's a good thing that you are able to see first hand what happens to someone who lets weight and their body become too much of a priority so that you can make sure you don't make the same mistake.

Amie said...

good for you. you look great anyway. =)

mellancollyeyes said...

I think you look awesome.