Losing My Excuses

You can imagine that with a husband, children, a full time job and countless other obligations I could come up with a million excuses to not do something.  About 6 weeks ago now, I made excuses TO DO some things instead.  Getting up, moving, going to the gym and taking just as good of care of myself as I do for others.  Working from the inside out and deciding to put in to myself what I was hoping to get out of it.

Last Thursday after a couple of motivational conversations I decided to take on a new attitude. I was determined to worry less about what other people think my right and wrong are, worry only about if it’s right for me.  On the flip side, I would choose to decide that other people know better what is right for them then I do.  Stop making excuses for behaviors, so that I could start seeing results.

When I started working out regularly, I made a promise to myself that I would no longer care what the scale says. I was just going to concentrate on what I felt like on the inside and how I felt when I looked in the mirror.  So with these two attitudes combined, I have found myself to be a lot less stressed in the last 5 days.

Thursday was my kids last day of school.  We had made plans to head to the pool after their half day.  I, with all the confidence in the world wore a strapless bathing suit, that didn’t have a skirt attached.  This was the first time I had worn this particular suit since summer of 2006 and the first time with no skirt covering my thighs and butt since I had my first child in 2007.  

When I put on the swimsuit, I walked into the bathroom to look in the mirror and I was proud of how I looked.  So proud in fact, that I took a picture to send my husband.  (He said it looked great).  I wore that bathing suit with confidence.  Next to my smaller than a size zero Mother, that can sometimes be hard.  Though after everything, I realize I have the best body I could hope for right now.  It’s not perfect by any means, but I am extremely happy in my skin.

Last week in addition to my cardio workouts at the gym, I decided to add ab machines.   Not make excuses that because I had my iPad and my phone in my hand I couldn’t do the machines.  I just lay my iPad right next to me and stuff my phone in my bra.  My belly isn’t as firm as I would like, as you could imagine after having 3 babies in less than 5 years.  I can already tell a difference, it’s amazing.  When you stop making excuses, you start getting results.  What a concept!  

 

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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