HATE IS A STRONG WORD

Hate is a strong word.  Especially used like… this ” I hate myself!!”

This is the season we all want to drink beer, eat pumpkin donuts and spend Sunday on a couch, at a Birds game or eating Mom’s Sunday dinner… anywhere but at the gym or a diet workshop.  We also want to look cute in those skinny jeans and a tucked in sweater.   Ladies, if you think you can have both — you are living in fantasyland.  I have been really hating myself lately. Yes, I know … I’m supposed to be the “fun one”.

 

So, I’ve decided to make some tiny adjustments.  I think you can too !

Let’s start with Mondays. I HATE EVERYTHING I WEAR … basically me … every Monday. The right closet picks are part of the equation.  I know you have some pieces right there in that over stuffed closet.

Flowy tops aren’t always the best option.  An A-line dress is always amazing.  Working out in October, November and beyond is also part of the equation. And, a workout does not have to be 90 minutes at the gym.

This time of year, I find it super hard to fit the kids activities, friends & work commitments in with the willpower & consistency it takes to have a solid workout and diet plan. So, I blend them all in.

I have decided that I will do something for 30 minutes a day at least 6 days a week.  I’d like to workout for at least 60 minutes 4 of those days. I WILL NOT BEAT MYSELF UP if it does not go as planned each and every week.  I will walk if I am waiting for a kid during an activity … I won’t sit parked in my car scrolling Instagram and Facebook.  Those steps go a long way in making my body feel like it’s kind of healthy.

Also, I have made some promises to myself this year.  I am not going to try and put on skin tight sweater dresses and tucked in too tiny turtlenecks.  I will attempt to look cute & on trend.  But, I will re-use dresses and other items from my closet to make it all work.  If recycling is good enough for Kate Middleton & Megan Markle I think it’s good enough for all of us.

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At the same time. we are living in an Instagram obsessed world. So, taking pictures is part of the game.  It’s part of the deal where I work … it’s one of the parts I totally hate.

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