Happy 500 To Me! And A Note on Confidence

This is the 500th post on my blog! Crazy!! Time sure flies when you have a lot to say … or when you’re rambling on and on and on …

But please allow me to ramble on a bit more. When I first started this blog, it was to indulge my inner fashion journalist and write about all the trends I love … and the crazy outfits people (mostly celebrities) wear. The blog grew as I started to focus more on getting healthier and more fit because, to me, living a stellar life isn’t all about the best clothes and accessories. It’s also about feeling stellar, about embracing who you are and what you bring to this world, and challenging yourself to be a better person, both inside and out.

Nowadays I write about fashion, my weight-loss journey, my attempts to become a better runner and my overall fitness goals. And even after a post like yesterday’s, where I express my dissatisfaction with myself for stalling in my weight loss, or gaining weight back, or when I get discouraged because of my foot injury, I know there’s more to me than the setbacks and hard times.

I am happy with so many different elements of my life and, truthfully, I am happy with myself. I am grateful for this body that allows me to do more than I ever dreamed (run?! I never thought in a million years that I’d call myself a runner!!). I’m grateful for legs that get me through spinning class, and arms that lift weights, and a core that twists when I’m dancing at Zumba class. As much as I do want to get healthier and lose weight, I’m pretty damn confident about who I am today. At this moment. At this time.

Me, on what turned out to be one of the happiest nights of my life: The night J proposed! I felt happy and confident that night and I intend to harness that feeling more often!

Me, on what turned out to be one of the happiest nights of my life: The night J proposed! I felt happy and confident that night and I intend to harness that feeling more often!

So as I celebrate my 500th post, I want to celebrate all the ups and downs I’ve written about, and imagine all the successes and challenges I will write about in the future. Because that’s life. The good and the bad. The beautiful and the ugly. And there’s nothing wrong with experiencing either end of that spectrum. It’s all about how you face the world, and I’m facing it with a smile!

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