I am struggling to get back into the swing of things after having a fabulous week in the stunning Whitsundays.
The washing seems never ending and playing catch up on life is never fun but the holiday was completely worth it. More on that in the coming weeks.
Over the past two days I have been going through all the photos taken while we were away and they are wonderful memories. As a bonus I have had quite a few snaps where I am in the picture with the kids and the Mr which is hugely unusual but I hugely love.
So many great photos but then I found ‘that photo’…
Urgh! What The….! When did that happen! How did I get so pudgy. Look at that arm. My hair is disgusting. Shall I continue to pick, pick, pick.
Yes, I might be standing with my ridiculously gorgeous girlfriend.
Yes, I might be in the final hour of a wedding reception. A few wines were consumed…
Yes, I was may very wind swept and any hair-dos done that morning were long forgotten.
Yes, I have squished my arm on my body and maybe that dress was not overly flattering side on.
I know all this yet this photo is the one that I can’t stop thinking of. Unable to brush past it as just an unfortunate pic.
Why do we do that to ourselves. All the other photos I am in my freaking swimmers for glob sake! I should be celebrating that yet I am disgusted at myself for the last one.
That self-esteem of mine is a sporadic bitch!
Normally confidence is a strong point of mine and if it is a little off I can usually fake it until it comes back but to be honest ‘that’ photo is probably something that I need right now, in all its negative glory.
My eating habits have been a little lacking, I couldn’t be bothered cooking and processed freezer foods have become my everyday go to. I have been relying on the everyday run around with two kids as my exercise routine, this does not appear to be all I need as much as I feels like it bloody well should be!
So to help make some changes I have joined a team of like minded individuals in The Good Life Gang created by the lovely Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim and over the next 12 weeks we are all going to be accountable for our actions. Our goals are all quite different. Some strive for those 10,000+ steps where others may be happy to just avoid cake each day but ultimately we are all looking to use the next 12 weeks to better ourselves.
My goals – regain that lost confidence, get organised in the kitchen and step up to some strength training to firm the flab.
Wish me luck, I shall keep you posted and if you too are keen to make some goals of your own maybe you would like to check out The Good Life Gang yourself.
Have you ever had ‘that’ photo taken?