people who have known me since school years are rolling their eyes at me... *1st problem.
seriously guys, there's a couple of winter warming, festive season, newly wed paddings around that i'm just not used to.
|blissfully chomping down ice cream, in a bikini 10 YEARS AGO|
i'm not fishing for sympathy here, i've tried that before, usually it ends with me getting punched in the face for complaining about my weight in, what i thought, was a safe circle of sharing.
"man these skinny jeans are sitting a little tight"
"turns out the small was too small so i bought a MEDIUM (sobs)"
"seems like i can't get away with eating an entire tub of chocolate-chip-fudge-cookie-sugar-butter-calorie ice cream with out having to run it off the next day (dramatic sigh)"
"does my ass look b..
i get it, having lived a mostly skinny life you're sentenced to a life of "you can do with a little more weight", "shut up you skinny moron" "i'm going to punch you in the face if you say one more fatty fat thing about your thighs"
while trying to fit in here (no pun intended), here as in the USA i have completely (or mostly) given myself to the ways of the locals. well not really... i honestly couldn't be bothered by the fast food, drive thru's, deep fried of the diners, so snaps for that. it's this darn festive season you see.
in South Africa, the only problem was the actual Christmas day, where you do an epic braai (BBQ) after the gift opening. As in epic man, like 3 to 4 kinds of meat, all starches and plenty of pudding.
but here, different story,
|brunch at the Davenport, cause that's how we roll, and why i now, uhm, roll. #lamejoke|
it starts with Thanksgiving, which basically seduces you into forsaking all healthy consciousness till about the day or so after Christmas, and here i am... in stretch pants.
so just to be clear here ... I DON'T THINK I'M FAT, so don't send me mental face punches (people who know me). i just can't seem to fit into my skinny jeans that well...
plan of action:
the "Christmas-New Years" "diet", which basically means:
-you have to eat all the cookies/Christmas bread in your house.
-eat all the left over chocolate chips that weren't used in said cookies.
working on it
-buy more fruit, to slowly reintroduce this concept to your body
-hide festive candy in bottom drawer for emergencies.
-invest hours in pinning healthy recipes and tips on your 'new me, happy me' pinterest board.
many hours invested.
-make detox water as seen on pinterest.
-find ways to burn more calories while doing house work #newhousewife
sock on the floor, LUNGE and up and continue until all laundry is gathered.
wash the dish, BACKWARD KICK that will totally contribute to getting back into skinny jeans
browse more Pinterest and suck in your stomach... and so forth.
i'll keep you updated on how this is working out for me. but seriously, i do like living healthy and feeling confident. it's not about a perfect body, or even body image or self esteem, it's about taking care of myself and my husband.
be kind to yourself, don't count almonds or cut out wine, don't obsess, just cultivate a balanced healthy life, that's all. well for me, for now at least