Strength Comes From Within.
SomeoneLikeYou Thursday, April 11, 2013
Crochet Collar Blouse: Forever21.
Black High Waisted Shorts: Thrifted.
Black Velvet Mary Jane Flats: c/o Lulu*s.
Red Headband: Claire's.
Lipstick: Isadora's 'Summer Red.'
Hello everyone! ♥
I've been doing so well as of late. I've gotten back into exercising which is surprisingly something I thought would never happen! I do not like to exercise; never have, never really will. But I do love to swim. I was a competitive swimmer for 12 years of my life and it's really the only exercise I find myself liking and actually wanting to do.
The past few weeks I've really been getting back into it and it has brought about a lot of changes. In my body and life style. I think it's incredible being able to see my body change, and know that I'm the one doing it. I don't want to lose weight because I am actually incredibly happy with my weight right now. I never thought I'd say that, but I truly am! I don't think it should always be about the number on the scale, but instead having a weight that works for your frame, your body type, and what you're happy with. It's exciting to see myself grow stronger and more toned. Just little differences, not visible to the eyes looking at me but I can definitely tell. Makes me so excited and pumped to do more!
I've really seen a difference in my life, as well. I struggled a lot this winter with sleepiness and lethargy. I didn't have enough energy to get through the day without a nap, and I was sleeping in until 11 o'clock so there was no excuse. After just exercising a few times a week I can't believe how much energy I have (and you would think it would be the opposite). I haven't had a nap in a few weeks and I can get up earlier in the morning and don't feel the need to fall back asleep. I feel happier, more energetic, and just all around healthier.
It's important to feel happy and content with your body. It's not about having a perfect body, it's about having a body you're perfectly happy with. I know that my body is far from perfect and actually considered 'overweight' for my height, but I am the happiest with it that I have been in years and that's the important thing!
With much love, Lauren.