Как вы спасаетесь от осенней хандры? Как поднимаете себе настроение, когда вокруг всё тускло и постоянно идёт дождь?
Мне в данном случае помогает яркая одежда, она хоть как-то разукрашивает серые будни 🤷🏼♀️
As I was putting laundry away last night (super fun Friday night, right?!), I decided to go through and take out some of the stuff that I don’t wear anymore or doesn’t fit.
I started with pants. 🌟
Most of those jeans/pants in that stack have been with me for 10 years or more. There are 3 different sizes in that pile: some were my “skinny jeans”, some were my “fat jeans”, and some were “post baby” jeans that I had to buy when the maternity pants didn’t fit but I couldn’t fit into any of my other pants. My weight has fluctuated up and down a lot over the years so most of these pants have been in my closet for a long time. There were periods of time when a few of them would not get worn but then I would come back to them, one way or another.
I would lose the weight but keep the ones that were too big for when I would inevitably put the weight back on. When the weight was back on, I wouldn’t get rid of the ones that were too small because I thought it would give me motivation to get the weight back off. It was a vicious cycle.
It may seem silly but last night was a defining moment. All those pants that no longer fit… they are not just leaving my closet, they are leaving this house! This time around I’ve made a lifestyle change. The past 6 months have not been about a quick fix or fad diet. It’s about LIVING healthy, being active, finding balance, making better choices but also allowing small indulgences because this is LIFE and we have to enjoy living it. Depriving yourself of anything just makes you want it more. No deprivation over here! Finding balance among work, life, and healthy habits is what I work for everyday. I don’t plan on going back to where I was… this is the new me. If I were to keep those pants, I’d be doubting my own abilities, I’d be planning to fall off the wagon again… NOPE, not this time!
Thanks to an amazing community that has shown me how we CAN find balance, make time for ourselves and believe in our ability to make change despite everything else in our lives, I now have confidence and ambition to make this permanent. The best thing about being a wellness coach is that I get to help people realize their own potential as well.👇🏻👇