On Monday, this photo came flying in like a blast from the past. My friend Courtney was apparently archiving some old photos to digital format and paused long enough to send me on this trip down memory lane. It’s funny how photos remind you of moments you’d likely never think of again, but as soon as I saw it, I remember that night like it was yesterday. . It was Halloween 2007 and we were (OBVIOUSLY) expecting Oaks to arrive any day. Outside of the fact that our little golfer doesn’t look very happy to be there, we were doing pretty good. How crazy is it that I remember that one of my biggest challenges at that time was blow drying my hair? (Oh, how life has changed!) It was exhausting. My arms were already tired from carrying that 15 month old chunky monkey around and by the time I finished, my …
I recently joined a health and fitness challenge led by my beautiful friend Angela, of Happy Weight Fitness . It’s been profound in many ways for me. One that I wasn’t expecting is Angela’s encouragement. She’s leading a private Facebook group, but also checking in on me personally and there’s something she keeps saying that stops me dead in my tracks. She says:
You are that girl.
You are the girl who prioritizes her health. You are the girl who works out every day and stays super fit. You are the girl who makes healthy choices and plans her meals. You are, you are, you are….
She doesn’t say, “You will be that girl if you…” Nope, she tells me I already am.
There’s a big, giant difference there.
When she first said it, I kind of chuckled. No I’m not, I thought. Ha! yeah, right. But the more she says it, the …