Summer came to an end this week, although I think the South missed the memo. My car temperature gauge was reading 100° today. I took a walk outside and within minutes I was sweating, yuck. Once I got back into the house, I went right to the fridge to grab one of my favorite guilt-free snacks. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to shift to a healthier eating style. When it comes to most meals I’m handling the change like a boss, but dealing with my sweet tooth has been a challenge. Desserts and sweet treats are my weakness.
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For some people healthy living and exercise are like second nature, it isn’t something they contemplate on doing it’s just a part of normal life kind of like brushing your teeth. I’m striving to get back to that point but let’s face it; I’m not exactly there yet. I’m not as in shape as I once was, and I want to live a healthier more fit life. It wouldn’t hurt to trade a few movie and snack days for more outdoor adventures.
As we get older and lead busier lives staying motivated to workout can be challenging. For some of us……..raises hand high, we need a little push. The good news is no matter how may times you get off track you can always start again; it’s never too late. Each time I push the restart button my on a healthy living journey I go back to these five simple tips.
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Technically the summer is behind us, although it looks like the South missed the memo because temps are still unbearably high here. Yesterday it was 98°, I was only outside a few minutes before I started sweating, yuck. I am sooooo ready for the cooler fall temps to roll in. It looks like I’ll be waiting a few more weeks for that to happen but with Fall on my mind, I’m at least starting to shift into wearing warmer colors.
This summer has been one of transition and reflecting for me. Change is sometimes uncomfortable, but it is necessary for growth. For the past few years, I have been carrying around some extra pounds. I know we should always feel good in our skin, but honestly, this excess weight has taken a toll on me.
I’ll be sharing more about all this in a later post but today I want to focus on self-acceptance even when we aren’t at our best. This summer I spent a lot of time clearing out clutter and simplifying my possessions down to the necessities. As a someone who likes to shop combined with being a blogger, my closets and storage were becoming overrun with stuff. As I cleaned out my closets and took a look at things I realized that I had a lot of clothes I wasn’t wearing.
Honestly, I was only wearing about 20% of the things I owned; the rest was just sitting in closets taking up space. When I took an honest look at why I wasn’t wearing these things, there wasn’t a real reason. I mean sure we all probably have a few things we are saving for an individual occasion and the I’ll wear this when I loose 10 lbs section, but that still didn’t explain it. A lot of my clothes I just didn’t feel okay wearing because I picked apart all the flaws in my body and convinced myself that I couldn’t wear them yet. Read more