Confession: I’m an impatient woman.
We live in a world of convienece. Everything we want is has to be now. Now now now.
We have unlearned patience.
I find it especially glaring when it comes to my health journey. I just want to wake up tomorrow healthy and happy and of course slimmer.
I know I’m fit. But I still struggle. Especially on days where my body fails me. Like at the parade yesterday. The perception of me ridding on the back of the truck haunts me. I don’t do it because I’m big and lazy. I do it because my body doesn’t take well to hills anymore. I can out Combat or Zumba anyone but put us both on a hill and I’m toast.
I struggle with impatience with my body. Knowing this may probably never change no matter what weight I am.
Somedays I just want the journey to be done. I want to be at my healthy weight enjoying my life.
Then you have to say ‘but Nicole you need to enjoy the journey and your body as it is now’
Not doing so makes the journey harder.
Confession: I’m not afraid of the journey being hard. Just of it being long.
When the progress is visual.
Hubby came home with a treat
Which are perfect for when I’m curled up with this
Somedays we all just need a little reminder;
There’s no bad in this world that playing these moments over and over cannot make better.
John Hughes is the answer to all life’s problems. He makes movies that give me the warm fuzzies.
What’s your favorite John Hughes moment?
Confession: they don’t lie when they tell you that change is painful.
I sit here with a dull ache in my arms and legs. The kind of ache you don’t notice unless you move or sneeze or try to function 😉
Confession: and it’s all my fault
I am learning that in order to promote change in my life I need to push myself. Not to judge if I have a bad eating day but to make choices that will further my health journey.
Confession: I know cardio
I love cardio (though ask me again after Combat on Tuesday 😋) but you cannot rely on cardio alone. Or at least I can’t anymore.
Deemed safe now that I’m three years post surgery as long as I stay with light weights I’m starting one Body Pump class a week.
For those who don’t know it, here’s a taste
Toning. I have none and I need some.
I don’t want to be buff or muscly but toned would be ok.
So what will you do to push yourself to a new limit this week?
Confession: I’m going back to pump because it made me feel kinda badass
Today I did something out of my wheel house
Then my crazy ass stayed for Zumba with my dance bestie
This is how I felt after 😂
Had some lunch
Bought some things
Saw some cool people
Now I’m curled up to watch
A heaping side of adorable started my day. Had to stop and watch them waddle past.