HERE'S TO ALL THE GIRLS WORKING ON LOVING THEIR BODY BECAUSE THAT SHIT'S HARD AND I'M PROUD OF YOU
Not gonna lie, I ate just about every chocolate chip cookie there was available over winter break. Actually if I’m honest, since Thanksgiving, but who’s counting. So in an effort to get back on track I’ve cut the cookies out of my life, and about everything else that’s processed for a few weeks to clean up my system. I call it Clean eating. It’s not the perfect Whole 30 or a delivery service, it’s just eating clean. But truth be told, as a mother of twins and a 5 year old, this isn’t exactly easy as pie. And I miss pie. And this shit's hard.
So, it's time to motivate. When I get into a rut of being a little lazy and holiday-ze, I put on a few. And I’m not getting any younger. And truthfully, when you're a mom of 3 and as busy as one can be, when you feel that rut, you feel bad and feeling bad, sucks.
So, I’m taking it outside. Or inside, or hot yoga, or wherever I can get 30 minutes to an hour of a sweat. I kid you not, I count planks and lunges inside the house while cooking dinner as working out. My best friend in L.A. is a mother of 3 also and before I had the twins I asked her how in the world she looked so good while feeding a family of 5 and running them around town. She said, "get in some exercise wherever, whenever you can and be mindful of what you put in your mouth." No personal trainer here, none for her either. It’s do what you can, in the time allowed.
In the last 3 weeks, I’ve done buti-yoga, hot yoga, and have walked with my boys. And that's 3 workouts in 3 weeks...yep not exactly a world record, but guess what, I already feel better. Baby steps are better than no steps and eventually I will work into a rhythm and schedule because summer is around the corner, but also, being mindful of healthy choices is something that I am keeping on the forefront of my mind, and heart from now on.
Because I'm getting older. And because working on loving my body is important, but it's hard. But a healthy feeling body trumps the alternative. And if my 5 pounds from the twin pregnancy stay forever, I'm not going to dislike myself. And if I go back to sugar I'm not going to criticize my every bite. I'm going to be mindful. I'm going to be kind to myself. Because when you're kind to yourself, everything is better. And kindness promotes love. Love my body? Well, not really, but I'm working on it, every day. Because if I work on that, than I'm working on myself and that's imperative. So here's to you all who are working on loving your body because this shit's hard. So, let's go. Also, chasing toddlers burns calories and don't let anyone tell you any different.
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