Happy Friday my loves! This post is for everyone. It’s for the mama’s out there. It’s for the college kids. It’s for the twenty somethings. It’s for anyone and everyone. I recently saw a post on Instagram and immediately reposted it. It was just one of those posts that I really related to. When I reposted it, I got so many responses and I knew I had to blog about it. So here we go. I know that this post is going to relate to some of you and my advice for you is to let it. Let your mind settle when you read this. Allow yourself to be okay with the outcome.
So this post I saw talked about those 5-10 pounds. You know what 5-10 I'm talking about. The ones that happen after a vacation. The ones you can’t seem to loose post baby. the ones that regardless of how hard you work or how much you sweat never go away. And I'm here to explain and breakdown those 5-10 pounds for you. This post talked about how those pounds are simply life. Not that it is something that is bound to happen and we just have to accept it, but rather it is proof that we are living. Those 5-10 pounds are found in glasses of with long tome friends. They are found in celebrations of like such as endless brunches, wedding showers, baby showers, holidays, and girls weekends. They are ice cream cones for dinner with your littles and late night snack on the kitchen floor with your lover. Those 5-10 pounds are the cost we have to pay for the day to day memories that make life a little brighter. So I am here to tell you to cut yourself some slack. To stop skipping the ice cream and instead, cheers your cones with your babes. To order the stuffed french toast so you can share it with your bestie at brunch. Because let’s be honest, no one is asking for a bite of an egg white omelet with no cheese and just broccoli. I’m telling you to have the glass of wine, or ever three, because in that time it take to “drink your calories” you have just given your soul and heart some love and therapy. I’m asking you to start looking at those 5-10 pounds as the cost to memories, rather than the reason you get up at 5 am to workout or eat clean all week. Let yourself be okay with this, because life without those pounds…is not living. And that is our goal. We are supposed to be living life to the fullest, every single day. And if it comes at the cost of a few pounds, will we really remember it? I’m telling you the answer is no. But what we will remember is the memories we created because of them.
So today, we stop stepping on the scale. Summer is the memory making season. Keep your meals and work outs as they are, but let yourself indulge. Allow yourself to live a little. Be okay with the extra pounds and know that the purpose they served was worth it. I promise you, when you change your mindset on this, when you stop beating yourself up, when you start realizing that it is okay, there will be a sense of peace come over you. You will just feel better as a whole because those 5-10 are something that I think all of us are insecure about. So lets just be better. Lets know that they are simply a few pounds, that gave us life. When you look at it that way, they really just become pounds, and that is honestly all that they are. We can do this TORQUE Tribe, here’s to many laughs over wine, forkfuls of stuffed french toast, ice cream WITH all the toppings, and memories that last a life time. I love you, no matter what the scale reads, and I think you should too!
Infinte X’s and O’s,