It’s friday again? Already? Funny enough I’m drinking coffee out of my Disney Cruise Line mug. It’s kind of like a reminder that the weekend is a mini vacation that is right around the corner. Don’t mind this other random picture I’m using since it is not my Disney mug…
If we were having coffee today I would probably have more than a few cups. Fridays are my long days. I’m really surprised that one hour of sleep makes such a difference in how I feel throughout the day. Most days I’m in bed around 9pm and up around 5 or 5:30, having a good 8 hours of sleep. Well, they aren’t always a “good” 8 hours, but 8 hours nonetheless. Fridays I often get around 6.5-7 hours of sleep since I get up earlier to coach the 5am class. That little hour makes all the difference for how I feel the next day. Is it nap time yet?
If we were having coffee I would ask you your thoughts on the most recent Maria Kang picture and the backlash it is receiving. I think the first one may not have been ill intentioned, but this one got under my skin a bit. She knew how people responded to her first picture and I imagine she anticipated the same reaction on this one. It comes across like she is saying “What’s your excuse for not looking like me?” but what if people don’t want to look like her? Not to mention they might not be excuses… they might be real reasons… I have been working my ass off for 4+ years to lose weight. I have a daughter, a full time job, a full time business, finished 4 years of college and I have some serious hormone and thyroid issues. I have to work twice as hard for half the results. That is not an excuse… that is my reality. It isn’t fair, it isn’t an excuse, it is what it is. I may not look like Maria Kang, but I am proud of my progress. Everyone is on a different journey. Some may be just starting, some may be in a good place mentally but the body hasn’t caught up. Just because I don’t look like her doesn’t mean I’m any less healthy or happy… and I hate that she is implying that. I think we can love our bodies where we are, while still wanting to make changes to better ourselves. I guess sometimes the line is blurry between excuses and reasons. I just feel like this is SO negative and judgemental. And that picture looks a little (or a lot) touched up.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am struggling with chicken right now. That sounds so weird to say (type?) I don’t like any fish so my lean meat choices have been turkey and chicken. I’ve been struggling wanting to cook it and I don’t even want to touch it. It is in several of my meals on my meal plan and I don’t like the taste, texture, or smell right now. I need new ways to cook it, got any ideas?
If we were having coffee, What would you tell me?!
linking up with alissa.