I’ve been working my butt off for the last couple of months. Just about every day I have made it my mission to work out. Instead of being something I fit in if I can, I’ve made exercise a non-negotiable. This has been game changing for me.
I’ve always been one of those girls who, while not obese, could stand to lose at least 10 pounds. Blame it on body type, genetics, laziness, whatever. I’ve always struggled to keep those last few pounds off. But now it’s different. I’m not dieting. I’m not looking for mystical results in a ridiculously short amount of time. I’m making a lifestyle change.
The problem? I’VE LOST HARDLY ANY WEIGHT. I realize that muscle weighs more than fat and that inches are just as important as pounds. I realize that my clothes fit me differently and that I feel stronger and my back doesn’t ache when my toddler is in a hardcore “CARRY ME!” mood. I realize all of that. But would it kill the scale to creep down a bit?! For my psychological well being?!
The one thing that does seem to help me is flooding myself with positive reinforcement. I started following a bunch of healthy living Instagrammers and the constant encouragement and healthy food inspiration has been huge. HUGE, I tell you!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Whether it’s seeing someone manage to work out even though her kids are using her as a jungle gym, getting a peek at a healthy meal or snack on the run idea, or seeing someone’s amazing transformation, these ladies totally inspire me to continue down a healthy path. Bonus points for when they show that they too are imperfect and indulge in some unhealthy deliciousness every so often. It makes me feel less terrible after I binge on chocolate and start beating myself up about it. 😉
If you have anyone to add to the list, please do (and check out my last InstaAddict post for my favorite mom Instagrammers)! I’m always happy to find someone new to follow! And if you have any fitness advice, I’m all ears for that too!