Friday, June 18, 2010

A Me-over.

A couple days ago I was in the grocery store and I realized that I needed a Me-over.

And with that I bought all sorts of veggies and random foods that I never buy regularly (chick peas, cottage cheese, artichoke hearts to name a few) and came home rejuvenated. I realized that I needed to start eating better and more balanced. So I did.

The next night I was home by myself and I made myself this dinner with a few alterations and it was delicious and different and I was proud of myself. After dinner I did the dishes right away, then brought out the massive stack of bills and papers I had let accumulate on our dresser and filed them all away while I watched a movie that had been sitting on our DVR for a month.

Eventually I was done sorting and filing and throwing stuff away and it felt amazing. It felt like my life had been sorted out just a little bit more.

That night after a trip to the bar I came home, put laundry away and washed my face before bed (a habit I have been desperately trying to keep) and did a little reading on Italy. It was like something clicked.

Now the only thing missing from this new, inspired and motivated me is the working out part. If you remember at the beginning of the year I was working out a lot, training for the half marathon and just being a good ole Loser. And then I got sick, got busy, demotivated, and thoroughly enjoyed my sleep. And I still do.

But now the fact that I have my first official dress fitting in less than three weeks is starting to press on me. I have been the complete opposite of most brides and have probably gained weight, instead of lost it and it's just frustrating.

So what's the point of this post? To put it all out there again. Putting it out there that I, Katelin will tone up what I have, not go all crazy diet on everyone but will eat healthier and in smaller portions and get my butt in gear and utilize the EA Active again and walk around the Rose Bowl on a regular basis again and look all sorts of awesome when August 28th rolls around.


So this my friends is the beginning of my Me-over. Wish me luck.


ah! a cupcake! get it away!



happy weekend!

21 comments:

Allison said...

It's a good thing you are ALREADY beautiful and wonderful -- no me-over needed! Have fun making yourself feel better (always a good goal) but you will look incredible on Aug 28th no matter what! Cannot. Wait.

Lauren B said...

I know exactly how you feel! It's funny how doing a series of seemingly little things every night can make you feel soo much better. Whenever I'm in a slump, eventually I will just wake up one day and make a giant to-do list including random things like weeding out old clothes and jewelry and afterward I feel so much better and more motivated to go to the gym or eat salad instead of pizza, or whatever. Good luck, I'm sure you will look amazing for your wedding no matter what you do!

Chrissy said...

U can do it... Less carbs and sugar and walk, walk,walk.. I knew a man who walked the bike path for years and after I moved and drove by the old neighborhood, I saw him.. He had slimmed down.. Didn't recognize him except FOR THE WAY HE WALKED, his gait was so unique... Walking does drop the weight + builds up your core.

Kay* said...

yay for me makeovers! you can totally do it! plus, having something as huge as your wedding and dress fitting in the near future are sure to be major motivation factors :) you already know i'm doing something similar with a similar timeline (my birthday is a few days before your wedding) - i've gotten tons of great advice from readers on that post - feel free to check it out for some ideas :)

good luck!!

Anonymous said...

you'll still drink wine, right?

being productive and feeling accomplished at the end of the day is fabulous - there's nothing like it!

that pic cracks me up - it is so you.

j$

Sizzle said...

Mmm chickpeas and artichoke hearts! I like cottage cheese about once a year. ;-)

Glad something clicked for you.

Lexilooo said...

this is a great post! I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and need to do something similar! I've seen people posting about their goals and whatnot, and decided that I really need to take action on mine!

oh, and I need to try that recipe too!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love that feeling of being super productive!! I'm like you where I go through phases of being totally awesome and then not at all. And I'm always SO much happier when I'm productive. We need to start a productivity club!!

Sues

Steph said...

Ah! I love it! Me-over! I'm kind of going through something similar. I went to the store and bought a bunch of fruits and have been making an effort to eat at least one a day, which is nice because it's replaced my daily cheez-its snack. lol!

Good luck on the workouts! We're cheering for you!

Amanda said...

I am exactly the same way. I have my moments of being completely unmotivated, but then something just clicks! After I get out of my "funk," then I'm ready to take on the world again! I'm sure you'll be completely ready for your dress fitting!

Jamie Pickle said...

Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep up the good work!

Grace said...

That sounds great! It's nice to spend time on yourself. I plan on doing something similar very soon.

Nora said...

Cheering for you from the sidelines! You can (and will) do it I'm sure =) Good luck!

It is amazing how easy it is to fall off the wagon; it's happened to me recently too and I'm all about hopping back on.

Ali said...

You've so got this in the bag. Woo!

Angela Noelle said...

Yeah! You can do it!! Step off, cupcakes ;) But seriously, I'm a huge organizer, but also a huge procrastinator, so I'm always going through those periods of OH MY GOD, I need to organize! Then I feel sooo much better ;)

Rachel said...

You can do it!!! :)

Megan Ashley said...

I'm in the middle of cleaning and organizing my room right now... humph. so much to do... if you need a workout/walking partner, let me know! I've been meaning to make myself go down to the rosebowl... not working just yet.

TaraMetBlog said...

I didn't really diet before my wedding although I could have used it, but I wasn't stressing about. Eathing healthier and smaller portions I supposed is good goal no matter what though. Good luck!

San said...

Everything that makes YOU feel good about yourself is absolutely the right thing to do...
you sound like you have everything under control :)

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

What a great post and message. It's not about making big changes, it's about making time for the little things. I need to do something like this too!!

The Modern Gal said...

I love the feeling that comes from a me-over (great term!) I'm trying to do the same thing right now. My life has been so crazy for so long, that I'm trying to focus on just treating myself right for a little while (and that includes trying to lose a little too). We're in this together!