In my Instagram and profile pics, that is. I'm always the one with the camera, so I never get photos of myself. When I do, they're cell photos, and I feel like a TOTAL asshole smiling for photos that I take of myself.
So I just have my normal face.
But I'm actually a rather smiley person. I laugh a lot, and I tend to smile so big that my eyes disappear.
So that you all know I'm not a foul, grumpy shit head, here's some pics of my (often un-makeupd) face, smiling.
My friend Aly and I have been texting each other every day, being accountable for what we eat, and bugging each other to work out.
It's working, because I've worked out every day except one, for the last 14 days.
Now I just need to eat better, and maybe I'd actually see the effects of all this working out. If anyone has been following this blog for any length of time, you know this isn't a new resolution. I've been trying to whip my ass into shape for well over a year now.
Last year I ran the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, my first race ever, and it was a huge deal for me. Training for that race got me into working out, and running, in a way I never have been before.
But I have a compulsive eating problem. I like chips. I like ice cream. I eat them too much.
I don't drink soda, except for the occasional Coke Zero when I take the kids out for Chick Fil A. Which also only happens about once a month. I don't eat ANY other fast food. At all. I cook 98% of what we eat, and I use ridiculous amounts of fresh, whole foods.
I've got the framework in place. I just need to stop being such an asshole and eat better. Reap the rewards of all this freaking exercise.
So. In the interest of posting way too many photos of myself, I'm totally going to put the before pics here. Yep. In all my funky belly glory. No makeup. Hair not done. Four kids and 34 years, and this is what I'm trying to work my way away from:
|My waist is wider than my shoulders, which I can honestly say i find REALLY unacceptable.|
|WHERE IS MY WAIST???? Holy mother of God. I"M A SQUARE.|
|I swear to God I'm not pregnant, although I look it here. My stomach muscles didn't come back together very well after kid 4.|
I like this angle cause my arm being held like that makes my entire silhouette look smaller. Like because I don't have front-armpit fat, I'm slimmer. Ever notice how every photo ever posted of anyone ALWAYS has the arm angle? Yeah. It's cause it takes ten pounds off. You see an entire group of women, and every single one has their hand on their hip. I wonder if they all jostle for arm-angle privileges. Like "NO last pic YOU had your hand on your hip, so this time it's my turn!".
I feel like that would be an interesting fight.
I've just posted half dressed photos of myself on the internet, so now I'm going to go get on the treadmill because GOD forbid I don't have 'after' photos in a few weeks or months. That would be painfully depressing.
OH LOOK A CUTE BABY! (attempt at distraction) (futile, I know...people love themselves some before photos)