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A podcast dedicated to busy moms who are struggling with meal planning, meal prep, finding healthy recipes and exercise programs that fit with their hectic schedules. Simply Fit is all about helping you get your family eating healthy and working out!
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Be Kind to Yourself
1 day ago
The other day I posted this on my personal Facebook page, which is so fitting and just in time for my favorite challenge group - Love Yourself Challenge. Who else's HATES fitting rooms? I mean, how do they even sell clothes? I have to admit, I have been feeling pretty dang good lately. I have gotten rid of a ton of clothes that don't fit me, I'm fitting into all of my small clothes, I have increased my weights during my workouts, my endurance has improved with every week I continue my current program, I feel good and I'm confident in my skin. I've stopped picking myself apart in the mirror but I'm instead excited to see new lines that are starting to come through. I even decided to try on bathing suits... As soon as I stepped into the fitting room and put on a bathing suit - instant depression. "Wow, why have I been so confident lately, am I blind or is our house just really poorly lit?" "Why on Earth did I think I was ready to try on swim suits, I have a loonnnggg way to go before I get to this point." "What the crap is Bryan talking about my legs look toned? They look like a tin roof that was just attacked by a hail storm." "How on Earth am I fitting into old jeans with love handles the size of Texas?" And the thoughts just went on and on as I stood there looking at my sad, tired body. Everything from the past month disappeared. All of my non scale victories, all of my confidence, and all of my work just kind of evaporated. I left the fitting room without buying anything feeling so discouraged and to be honest, kind of foolish. That was a week ago. I have continued my workouts every day, I have continued eating right everyday, and it has taken me a week to come to a new conclusion. Your mindset, whether it is a positive or negative one, is your choice. Changing your mindset is harder than exercise, it's harder than eating right, it's harder than doing anything. If you can change it, you can do anything. I have worked so hard and I have gotten great results. I will always have something to pick at when I look in the mirror if that's what I'm looking for. Always. That won't change. What I have to change is my mindset. I have to retrain what I look for and that's not easy. Make the choice - When I look in the mirror am I going to pick apart all of my hard work or am I going to celebrate it? Am I going to look in the mirror and wish I was seeing someone else staring back or am I going to be proud