Anyhoo, took some more cute pictures so those will be up on Friday. I am so excited to have Katherine to help me bring more fashion to my life :D
I was reading through one of my favorite blogs today, Skinny Meg, and I just found myself saying "YES" over and over again. I have loved Skinny Meg since I found her blog almost 2 years ago. She just GETS it I think. In her blog she said "Blogging about health and fitness has two sides; on one hand I love the accountability and the camaraderie, but on the other there can be pressure. Pressure to have all the muscles, pressure to lose all the weight, and pressure to eat the right foods." This is SO true. There is a ton of pressure to say and do and BE all the perfect things. And I know that has gotten to some people's heads.
I completely agree with her next line "I'd rather mine be about my message, be the best you. "
YES! I 100% agree. I am not a perfect person. I don't eat perfect, and I don't always workout. I am not a fitness robot. Last weekend instead of sweating to Shaun T in the 90 degree weather, I went to the pool. I was still moving my body, and I had a great time. And I felt 100% comfortable and beautiful and happy in my body. In a swimsuit. In a BIKINI even!
Yes I borrowed a friend's bikini and I felt amazing in it. Not self conscious, not fat, not ugly. I felt amazing and confident and beautiful. And ya know what? I didn't hear one person say "OMG who is that fat ass white beached whale in the bikini???" Nope. Not even one. And I wasn't thinking it. I was thinking about the sun on my skin and water on my feet and how I am happy its summer.
I have spent too much time hating my body. And I will never ever preach perfection, because I don't believe in it. Do your best. Be your best. Set goals for yourself and be happy with wherever you land. Leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about muscles or miles ran or weight lifted. It is about waking up every day, trying your best and feeling good.