Helllllllo my sweet spring babies! I’m in a really good mood because I just ate the most amazing chocolate chip cookie of my life. Hat tip to River Market in Tarrytown. I might be high off the sugar rush, but today is a marvelous day!
Now, to bring my high crashing down: When I first saw the photos from this shoot I felt slightly *blech* about posting them—I’m looking a bit…doughier than I was a few months ago (might be all those amazing chocolate chip cookies 🤔). But I decided to write about it instead of ignore it because transparency is the best way to keep myself level-headed.
My weight fluctuates a lot. Plus or minus 5-10 lbs depending on the season and my mood/activity level. A few months ago I gave up my gym membership because I wasn’t able to dedicate enough time to exercise. And, let’s be honest, exercising is the worrrrsssst. Therefore it’s the first thing to fall by the wayside when my schedule fills up. My career and my side projects are more important to me right now than maintaining a tight bod. But lately I am really starting to feel the consequences of my newfound sedentary lifestyle. Namely, I haven’t been sleeping very well and am thus tired all the time. When I was exercising, I slept way better, and I didn’t need to clock as many hours each night.
I am very “#blessed” with in many ways, but that doesn’t change the fact that, like most of us, I have my own body insecurities. My favorite running joke is that I keep covering up my cellulite with tattoos (sorry mom). The older I’ve gotten, the more accepting I am of my own imperfections. But even at self love I am imperfect, and often have moments where I judge myself way more harshly than I would judge other women. Funny (ie: sad) how that works sometimes 😔.
But also, like, why society gotta put all this unattainable perfection pressure on us ladies anyways?! Let me liiiiiive (and eat my pizza in peace). Sigh.
How do you balance life responsibilities—like work, projects, and relationships—with maintaining a healthy lifestyle? How do you practice self love and self care? Tell me your secrets!
Shop The Post:
Jumpsuit: Asos | Leather Jacket: Mango, similar| Shoes: Stella McCartney knock offs, similar | Bag: vintage via Omnia Vintage, similar | Sunnies: Sunglass Museum | Scarf: old, similar | Socks: similar
Lips: Nars Heat Wave