Last week the weather here in Portland was beautiful!
Sunny and in the 70/80's. Maxi skirts and sandals. Smiling faces and sunglasses.
Iced coffee and sunroofs open.
This sounds like bliss to many of you, but the past me used to be terribly afraid of unseasonal warm weather. It's like company coming over for dinner too early before you've finished with your hair and makeup - you're not ready for it. Just the thought of showing my winter body to the summer world usually scares me into an attempt at a quick-fix diet that more than anything leaves me low on energy and exhausted.
From first hand knowledge, summer is hard when you're carrying around some extra pounds and don't feel comfortable in your own skin.
This year, thanks to taking my fitness journey one day at a time over the past few months - things are going to be different.
This will be the first summer I look forward to 4th of July.
This will be the first summer I don't shy away from the swimming pool.
This will be the first summer I wear shorts to work (eek!) and do it stylishly (with wedges!)
This will be the first summer I don't go shopping for more light cardigans to cover up my arms.
This will be the first summer I choose social workouts over daily patio happy hours.
This will be the first summer I allow my legs to be photographed.
What about you, how are you going to do your summer differently this year?