We are now well into the New Year, so I figured I was long overdue for my New Year’s Resolution update.
With wedding plans well underway and only 4 and a half months left to go, my fitness plan has been anything but consistent. I’ve been trying to get some evening walks in after dinner and even tried a bit of a run for the first time since my car accident. I was in some pain later that night, and the next morning, but it felt good to run again. Although I haven’t really lost any more weight since my initial 10 pound loss, I have been able to maintain and not pack any weight back on.
With my wedding day quickly approaching, I’m re-motivated to get back on the workout bandwagon. While I’ve learned to be comfortable in my own skin, regardless of my size, I occasionally have emotional obstacles that come my way.
A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to console an acquaintance about her weight gain from her own car accident. I told her to not beat herself up about it. Weight gain seems to be a part of the process with mending from a car accident, and she looks hot anyway! When I was relating to her by mentioning how I’ve been there, and I myself have also gained weight, she was quick to agree with me and remember how thin “I used to be”. She said things like… “yes, you used to be quite slim and in amazing shape if I recall”…. “you used to run didn’t you?” … “such a shame you’ve gained so much weight”.
Nothing like words like these to burst a girl’s cute bubble. I’m sure her intent was not to destroy my self confidence, but it did sting a bit. However, instead of letting these words do any kind of real damage, I’ve decided to let the words motivate me to get organized and again make exercise a priority in my weekly routine. Wedding dress, here I come!
Have you ever experienced this kind of brutal honesty? How did you handle it?
Tops: Dex & Kersh
Jeans: Cookie Johnson
Scarf: Barefoot Contessa
Shoes: Nine West
Belt: Brave Leather