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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Things I Love Thursday - NOT Having Food in My Teeth


Blogging? My running blog? YOUR blogs? No I haven't forgotten about those things. It's just that I've been making fondant and baking cakes and chasing down the text for some work projects. And when I've had a little extra time, I've been running and biking and 30-day shredding and getting a miserable cold.

I meant to write a post on Monday that included an apology to Janae, who I ran into at Costco on Saturday. I'm pretty sure I had food in my teeth the entire time we were chatting. But that's what happens when you go to Costco on a Saturday (which requires a level of insanity I now realize I have) and they have a sample at the end of every isle. I also managed to eat all 1200 of my calories for the day at Costco. And since it wasn't even noon yet, I clearly exceeded my total for the day. I have pretty much every day though. I just can't live (happily) off 1200 calories per day.

In addition to running into Janae and realizing we are both running Vegas in a few weeks (yay), I realized something else. I wasn't having one of my better days as far as how I felt about myself. So as I walked to my car, I realized I may never stop worrying about how I look. In some ways that is good, because it means I will take care of myself. I won't turn into a mom-jean-wearing old lady with greasy hair. But it also means I need to find a way to love myself, even on bad hair days and when my jeans are more snug than I'd like. Or when I can't find the right shoes to wear, because shoes really do make the outfit, even if you'd never know it by looking at mine most days.

But I digress.

So here are a few things I've found that help me love myself a little more:
Exercise. Whether it's running or a quick 20 minutes of strength training, I feel amazingly better about myself when I feel fit. Even if I weigh the same, somehow those snug jeans don't bother me quite as much.

Wear things that make me feel good. When I walk out of the house in those just-a little-too-tight jeans or the shirt that accentuates my rolls, that is all I think about ALLLLLLL day. It is distracting from everything. And it makes me grumpy. Just ask my family.

Eat better. When I don't overeat or eat a bunch of junk, I feel so much better. And when I drink a lot of water I feel better too. I can tell by how much I am craving water in the evening if I had enough that day. Water-loading just before going to bed isn't the best idea, so I try to be better about spreading it out throughout the day.

I know this is all pretty basic and nothing new. But they make a huge difference.

Having a little Bean who tells me she likes my hair when I do it differently or how cuuuuute my shirt is when I put something new on doesn't hurt either.

8 comments:

  1. You're right about the exercise. Even it's just a little something, it seems like it really changes your mindset for the day.

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  2. This post is great and right on. I totally agree. Also, I want to run into you at the grocery store!

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  3. My blogging is also taking aback seat at the moment. I'm just busy with so many things and work is really crazy as well. Luckily my running is going well. Have a great weekend!

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  4. such a great post! and a great reminder to remember the things that we love about ourselves! cant wait to see you again. i have been missing you so much friend!

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  5. Man, I wish I lived near a Costco! I miss those samples! :)

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  6. Hope you are feeling better! Colds around the holidays are terrible.

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  7. I hope you feel better. Great post.
    I feel also better when I drink more water but CocaCola is my weakness....

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