The last few days I have found myself daydreaming about going on vacation. I am also considering taking a Caribbean cruise in October when I visit family in Texas. So, I gave into my daydreaming a bit and came up with my wish list for cruising. I can almost feel the ocean breeze on my skin now.
1-Drop Waist No Time Dress—ModCloth
3-Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Dress—C. Orrico
4-Ruffled Bandeau—Soak Swimwear
5-Jaffa– Butter London
Free me… those have been my words of inspiration as of late; a simple reminder to do what I do for me and not for someone else. I find freedom in many things; running, yoga, a sunny hike, or even watching TV when I’m dead tired and should be outside enjoying the sunshine instead. Sometimes a girl just has to do what she’s gotta do.
Lately, I’ve also been searching for an everyday necklace. That is when I came across this lovely little necklace from Dogeared.
The message on the card reads “feathers are symbols of freedom. They awaken our curiosity, and open our hearts and minds to possibilities. Wear your necklace as a reminder to follow your dreams…” A daily reminder to follow our dreams sounds like something we all need. I have been loving my necklace from the moment I put it on.
How do you remind yourself to be free and follow your dreams?
There are many ways you could take this, for instance, maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to lower your risk for many health issues like diabetes and heart disease thereby increasing the likelihood you will live longer. I’m sure this is the healthy and smart way to look at things. I however I’m talking about the money I’ve invested in clothing over the years. My fashioniesta sisters out there know exactly what I am talking about. Over the years I have invested a pretty penny into my wardrobe and I’d like to continue to get good use of out of it.
I’m presently in the process of packing up my apartment for a move and so it is time to do a bit of spring cleaning, especially in the wardrobe area. I’m all for getting rid of clothing I don’t wear anymore because I don’t like it, it doesn’t fit right or it just isn’t me, but darn it all anyway if I am willing to part with a pair of beautiful, good condition, designer jeans just because I’ve put on a few happy relationship pounds. I’m not talking about a lot here and I’m all for the concept of dressing and loving the body you have not the body you want, but I think five to eight pounds would save me for parting with some pieces I absolutely love. I also promise that I’m presently at a healthy weight and that I still will be after this little rescue mission I plan to mount for my closet. I’m willing to do the work and I have a plan:
Running three days a week – including my new pre-run routine
Soccer one to two days a week
Yoga three days a week
Friday rest days – having Fridays as free days always makes me happy. It is also my typical weigh in day so a rest day is like a mini reward.
Myfitnesspal to keep track of the fruits, veggies, and whole grains I plan to eat
For me, making eating five or more servings of fruit and veggies a day my first priority and keepings track of my food so I don’t over indulge usually does the trick when it comes to lowering the number on the scale. Apparently I’m a bit of a carb lover. I’m especially fond of using myfitnesspal to track food and exercise because it makes it easy to track food on my phone wherever I am and it is totally free!
What has been your motivation to kick it up a notch and lose a few pounds? Have you ever mounted a rescue mission for your wardrobe?