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"I am going to go shopping when I lose 10 pounds."

"I just started this new nutrition/fitness program- once I am in the shape, and the size, I want to be I am going to buy the jeans I have been wanting."

"Once I lose my baby weight I am going to go on a huge shopping haul."

"I am not buying any new jeans-I have been holding onto my favorite skinny jeans and I am going to fit into them again!"

I can not tell you how many times I have heard these things from friends, family, clients-I have been there- I literally worked my butt off after having my daughter 7.5 years ago. I was determined to lose my baby weight and fit into my pre-baby clothes and I did it, don't hate me. It was so much work and guess what...it was completely unmaintainable. I stayed at that weight for about 5 months before the weight began to creep back up because... 

Because it was the holidays...Because I have a family...Because I have a full time job...Because I enjoy drinking wine with my girlfriends...Because I LOVE pizza and ice cream... because I missed a few workouts!  BECAUSE LIFE HAPPENS- BECAUSE I AM HUMAN!

Society and the media makes us believe that we are not worthy if we are not a certain size/shape. They make us feel sad and guilty if we do not look a certain way or have the finances to have the most high end pieces of clothing and accessories. They make us feel like we cannot live our best lives unless we live up to an unmaintainable standard- like I had tried to keep up with after I had my daughter. 

This is what I have learned...

It is ok to be buy those jeans in the next size (or two sizes)- the ones you are going to buy NOW; that are going to look HOT on the body that you have Today!

After having anew baby you should be Enjoying your baby and appreciating your body for what it has just done- dear god, you just created a person! Go easy on yourself! Reward yourself! Wear clothes that make you feel great so that you can go out into the world with your new baby and be the best Mom you can be and be a Super Happy Mama!

Fitness and nutrition plans are great and when you find one that works for you it is Awesome! You should have great pieces that will transition into your new shape with you so that you will enjoy the process and feel great while going through it in clothes that FIT you and look awesome on you each step of the way. 

Throw Away the OLD jeans! They are from a different time in your life. It is time to live in the NOW and feel good about who you are TODAY! Continuing to look at those jeans and remind yourself that they do not fit is only hurting you and making you feel Not Good Enough- YOU Are Good Enough! Get rid of them!

Does any of this ring true to you?

Are you ready to feel good TODAY and Love the way you look?

I can promise you that a few simple changes in your wardrobe will improve your outlook and have you living a much happier life!

June 2013

I was 9 weeks postpartum in this photo, about 17 pounds above my "ideal weight" and had just completed my very first Tough Mudder Race. It was an awesome day- I felt strong and powerful, despite my weight. I did not let the number on the scale hold me back- and either should you!


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