Who gains weight their first week of recommitment?
I do. Me. This one right here.
Stupid PMS making me EAT ALL THE FOODS.
How mortifying. I’m all “Oh I’m gonna rock this and watch me be all awesome” and then I step on the scale and I’m at 222.6 and, yes I know that means it’s a gain of less than half a pound but still.
Whatever. New day, new week, no PMS so things should go a bit smoother, amirite?
Plus, now I have some extra motivation starting with the big news is that I’m officially going to FitBloggin ’14!
My conference pass was purchased over the weekend and a few weekends ago I booked flights to Savannah and my hotel room. While the conference itself is being held at the Hyatt, I’ll be staying down the street at the Marriott because a) I’m an introvert and need a single room ii) my parents had reward points, meaning the room was free and 3) this way, the money I would have spent on a hotel room for myself could go towards an all-access pass to the Cleveland International Film Festival (for awhile I was worried I’d have to choose between the two events).
I am so so so excited to finally get to meet some of the people I consider friends but only really know through social media! And, really, an entire weekend dedicated to blogging and fitness and healthy living? Helloooooo. What’s not to love about that?
Actually, I have a dear friend who lives down in Savannah. Alexis and I have known each other since, like, fifth grade or something ridiculous and these days she is one of Savannah’s top photographers. A couple years ago after first starting my journey I presented the idea of doing a, well, boudoir photo shoot with her.
There are very, very, very few people I trust well enough to say “Here! Take pictures of me in my knickers!” Actually, on second thought, Alexis is probably the only person I trust well enough to say that to but because of locations and such we haven’t been able to arrange anything. So when I knew the conference was going to be in her city I knew I had to make it happen and she was so excited she immediately put it in her calendar.
Obviously, of course, the question is what I’m going to do with the photos. Really, though, the final pictures are just a bonus. I’m doing this for the experience. I’m doing it as a celebration of how far I’ve come, not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I may be heavier now than I would perhaps like to be, but I finally have the self-confidence to say “Hell yes take pictures of me half-naked!”
Plus, knowing someone will be taking pictures of me half-naked is a good motivator to get my butt into gear and get to a weight that I do like, so, see, it all comes full circle in the end.
Who can I look forward to seeing in June?!
Love from the ashes,