I know I’ve said this before but lately I’ve been feeling like I’m slipping. But really… It’s almost been like i am sinking back into the old me, where I feel like I can eat whatever I want and not be active at all. I know i can’t do that to my body.
Ever have those few months where you feel completely unmotivated and out of control? Well that has been the story of my life lately. After weeks and months of beating myself up, the other day I finally had a glimmer of motivation. I realized once again that nobody can change me but me.
It’s not about being on a diet, it’s about a lifestyle change. It’s something I’m going to be dealing with for my entire life. I’ve said this many times before as well, it’s about jumping right back on it. When you feel yourself falling back into bad habits, just take one step at a time. Don’t be like me and beat yourself up about it!
Here is a little bit of motivation to get you through the rest of this week:
Invitations had already been sent, RSVPs were rolling in, and my vision of our peanut warehouse wedding was set in my mind. THEN BAM, out of nowhere, I get a message that we had to move our wedding venue from the Peanut Warehouse in Conway South Carolina due a structural issue to another location!!!!
What I didn’t know was that God had a plan for Brian and me to get married somewhere else.
Like any bride would, I had my freak out moment. Just imagine me, pacing around our house, calling every person I know venting about the situation. After my freak out session for about an hour (or five), I immediately started googling, where in the heck is going to have an opening with only a month in advance?!
Then…out of nowhere ….I find..THE THOMPSON FARM. I picked up the phone right away and somehow they actually had an opening! I was SHOCKED. Something so beautiful could not have an opening on our weekend. I booked the venue right away. I will say this, If I had known about the Thompson Farm before the peanut warehouse, I would have chosen that spot immediately. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place to get married to the love of my life.
It was the best day of my life so far and here are the pictures to prove it:
Special special THANK YOU some great vendors for making this day a day we will NEVER forget!
Thompson Farm / Elegant Occasions / Brooke Christl Photography / Croissants Bakery /
David Bryant Florist / Little White Dress / Tru Sol Band
It’s so easy to get down on yourself sometimes. Life can get you down but I want you to remember that you are something special. I know we all have those days where we beat ourselves up. Yesterday was mine. As my husband says, sometimes you just have to pull up your pants on one leg at a time and just get going. Do something to make yourself feel better.
One thing I can be really bad about is comparing myself to others. This is a huge flaw and I hate it. I know a lot of people have this problem but I have to tell you something that i’ve realized and that is…. Comparison is the thief of joy. It’s true. Someone is always going to be doing more than you. Someone is always going to be skinnier than you. Someone is always going to be smarter than you. Someone is always going to have more than you. Remember, this does not mean that they are better than you in any way.
When you start to have a pity party on how everyone is soooo much better than you, think about how far you’ve come. Think about how lucky YOU are. Think about everything you’ve accomplished in your life. When that doesn’t work, think about how your best days are in front of you and not behind you. Put away those tissues and put on a smile, dear, because you are one of a kind.
Just a reminder on this Monday, everyone is fighting their own battle. Be thankful that you are alive because tomorrow is not a guarantee.
Brian and I have become so into making smoothies lately. Ever since we invested in a decent blender, we have been on this kick. I’m loving it. I enjoy having one on my way to work every morning. Lately i’ve been craving something with apples in it, so we just threw some different ingredients into the blender and BAM, we created the Apple Cinnamon Smoothie.
While it may take a little bit of chopping, peeling off skin of different fruits, and measuring a few ingredients, all you really have to do is just throw it all into the blender. We have a Ninja Blender. Which, by the way, karate chops fruit up better than teenage mutant ninja turtle (corny joke, i know).
Here’s what you’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt ( I used 2%)
- 2 tablespoon Almond Butter
- 1 Banana
- 1 Apple
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 10-15 Cubes of Ice
Here’s What You’ll Do:
- Peel apple and remove core
- Slice banana
- Place all items into blender and blend
- Pour and enjoy!
This is so tasty to me and I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
Have a great week!