Monday, January 7, 2013

i'm back, but different

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All my favorite blogs have been humming lately with everyone's new years resolutions and plans for a brand new 2013, and that has been awesome. I've loved reading what everyone is excited about - the changes they will be making and their commitments to be more authentic, happy, and whole this year.

And I suppose it's time for me to do the same. I haven't felt much like myself on the blog lately because I feel like I've been hiding something  - how I feel about my body. I was tiny in high school, and at 5' 2" that felt about right. I gained a little in college, but nothing crazy, and now I am quite a bit above where I want to be. It has made me not want to get dressed lately - and that's how I knew something was really wrong!

So, although it's not a "resolution" per se, I'm making some life changes. I'm eating healthier. I'm Zumba-ing (so fun)! And I'm trying to remember that this push to feel more comfortable in my own skin is ultimately a quest to be a better steward of the body and the life God has given me.

Here's to a wonderful 2013. Many blessings to you and yours.

neon4



16 comments:

  1. Dear Jill, I'm going through a similar journey and I should feel better after I've lost about 7 pounds. I'd like to invite you to my blog for weight loss Wednesdays. I have struggled with weight since high school and I'm always looking for support. :) Esther Norine Designs

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  2. Cute outfit! You are beautiful!! But I know all about not feeling like yourself in your own skin-good for you for wanting to make healthy changes in your lifestyle and not doing some crazy crash diet! good luck girl!

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  3. Good for you girl! I have been feeling the same way lately and have made a committment to make use of the gym at my office and start actually thinking about what I eat. I think you are gorgeous and you have got a great attitude! Here's to 2013!

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  4. That's awesome! I know how you feel. My weight is nowhere near it used to be, and I'd like to shed a few pounds. Overall, I'm happy with the way I look. I just want to be healthy.

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  5. Hi Jill, I'm on board with you! I wish you well this year. I'm a new reader. I've just added you to my reader. I look forward to reading your blog this year.
    http://www.momomod.com

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  6. Good luck, girl! I've been slightly overweight for most of my life and had been slowly losing since about 2010, but finally took matters into my own hands and dropped 20 pounds in 2012, getting just about down to wear I want to be. It's SO empowering and SO exciting. It's hard, but it's worth it!

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  7. Good luck with everything! I think you are beautiful!

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  8. I blogged about a similar topic today! Good luck tp you - sounds like you're off to a great start!


    Stopping by via Random Wednesday :)

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  9. Good luck with your goal. I am also trying to be healthier this year!!

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  10. I love Zumba! Although I have to say I think you look great but congrats on a healthier lifestyle in 2013!
    Newest follower.
    Xx

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  11. Hi there - new follower form the linkup! Love your blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day :)

    Rachel

    http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

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  12. Silver {A Silver Snapshot}January 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Hello! Found your blog via the Random Wednesdays link-up! Really liking the stuff I'm seeing. And the shirt/dress you are wearing is adorable. Newest follower :)

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  13. I absolutely love the dress over the leggings and shirt. It is beautiful. You are beautiful.

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  14. Create Hope Inspire: MiriamJanuary 9, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Great outfit and love that you are taking back your body - I need to do that too. Thanks for being a Wardrobe Weds player this week.

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  15. I love this outfit! Feeling comfortable in your own skin and being healthy will make you feel like a completely different person! Zumba is so much fun, so it should keep you motivated :) Good luck in 2013

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  16. Great outfit! I love the different layers. And best of luck with your 2013 journey. :)

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