Saturday, December 1, 2012

Yoga Pants.


I don't know about you all, but it's been cold and snowy for about a week straight. Thank goodness for electric blankets and car starters. BURRRR! I guess this is what I get for moving to the U.P. Ohhhh man.

Needless to say, it makes it even more difficult to gain any type of motivation when I leave and the sun is just coming up and come home well after the sun has gone down. Man alive. It's TOUGH. Every morning I say to myself, "Today's the day when you're going to kick ass and take names." No joke. I think about all of the things I can do to burn a few extra calories and yet they almost always seem to end up at the bottom of my priority list. This, my friends, cannot and will not happen all winter long. I can make all of the excuses I want but when it comes right down to it, the secret isn't really in the yoga pants or that new dress I've been wanting to buy, it's within me.

I am really working on becoming accountable to myself. I'm working to better myself FOR myself. I don't need a man's approval. I don't need my co-workers/family/friends dictating my moods. I need to look inside myself and understand the real reason I started this journey a little more than a year ago.

I want more than anything to be healthy and happy.

I want to glorify Christ with my body, mind, and soul.

And that's what I am striving to be.

I'm doing this to be the 24 year old I know I am capable of being. 50 pounds took a lot of hard work and I'm not going to squander it with lies that the devil wants to fill my head with. Again, I need to be losing weight for the right reasons. Not for anyone or anything else. It's a lesson I have to learn daily.

So for those of you wanting to shed some extra pounds this holiday season. HERE'S TO YOU. I know you are more than capable of doing just that. Know your worth is in Christ. Know that no one is perfect. There isn't a perfect body or the perfect goal weight. It's ultimately about feeling your best. And when you feel your best, I can say from experience, you look your best. Take it one day at a time. It's not overnight that these changes happen. Because trust me, I've still got a long way to go.

So here's to wearing those yoga pants that make your legs look lean. 

Here's to treating yourself to a hot cup of coffee from Starbucks.

Here's to treating yourself right and knowing that you're WONDERFULLY made.

Here's to understanding that God's got a plan.

and here's to the best friends a girl could ask for.

I love you!