Spring Reflections

posted on: May 12, 2014

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The Details //
Spotted Cami, LOFT c/o
Faux Leather Jacket, Joe Fresh / similar
Eyelet Skirt, LOFT c/o
Mary Jane Pumps, Joe Fresh / similar
Custom Name Necklace, Jewlr c/o
Bag, Urban Outfitters / similar

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For the last few years, I let my health become last priority.  There was no time for exercise because I had client work to do.  I couldn't eat healthy because chocolate existed.  Adam and I would rarely eat at home and when we did, it was a rotation of the same 5 bland meals.  We'd buy the exact same groceries and any time we'd find a sliver of motivation to buy an excess of produce, we'd end up throwing most of it away.  I was tired, I was lazy, and I was stuck in a terrible rut.  It was honestly really scary.  I'm supposed to be in my prime, not huffing and puffing after climbing a few flights of stairs.  I knew I needed to change things, but I was in a lot of denial.

That's why I needed to take a week.  I hated not blogging for so long and there were many days that I really missed it, but starting the challenge meant that I needed to pause this for a moment and search for that magical unattainable unicorn called balance.  Suddenly making time for things like meal prep, grocery shops, exercising, and even more frequently washing my hair was no easy task.  There were a lot of top knots happening last week.  But, the Whole Life Challenge was exactly what I needed.  We're only 10 days in, but I already feel absolutely amazing.  Eating clean is something I NEVER thought I could do, but it's actually really, really easy.  Exercise is and always will be a struggle, but I'm finding ways that work for me.  It's going to be a tough journey, but I already see and feel results.  I wore this same skirt just a few weeks ago and it's already a little looser on me.  Which, it just a testament to how many unnecessary calories I must have been consuming prior to WLC - eek!

The challenge certainly didn't stop us from celebrating our moms yesterday.  With Flower Factory bouquets in hand, we met up with our families for delicious wine and appies at Van Urban Winery.  It was such a blast, and I don't think I need to write a speech to say how thankful I am for my mama.  Plus, I have a pretty awesome mother-in-law to be.  She raised her boys right!  Anyway, hope you all were able to send lots of love to your moms yesterday.  Thanks for sticking around while I took a mini break, y'all are simply the best.



4 comments:

  1. I had never heard of Whole Life Challenge before you posted this. What an interesting and inspiring concept. Best of luck with your journey Alicia!! xo

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  2. I know how hard balance can be! Good luck with the challenge.

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  3. Three tips from the "I must fit in the wedding dress that came too small" girls... The Shred Diet, Jillian Micheals videos on Youtube (some are just 30 mins), and Zumba (seriously). xoxo

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