Too Many Photos

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As I'm sure you can tell by the title of this post, it most likely contains too many pictures. The outfit is simple and not really needing more than a handful of pics for you to appreciate it, digest the details, and move on. The location, while pretty, is also simple and doesn't require long stints of staring to soak up the details of the architecture or the way the lines move with the outfit. Overall, it is a casual summer outfit and that's that. However, I was feelin' myself in a crop top for the first time since I've had Coco, and I actually really like how these photos came out so I slapped a whole bunch in here. (Then I deleted one, but there are still about 5 more than you probably need, oh well. Deal with it.)











MARSHALLS CROPPED TEE :: TJX JEANS :: DSW WEDGES :: FAWN DESIGN DIAPER BAG :: MAC LIPSTICK IN BLACK NIGHT :: BURLINGTON POMPOM CHARM

I'm thinking the confidence to rock the crop again has come from the pilates I've been kicking ass at for the past two weeks (and by kicking ass at, I do mean it's been kicking my ass). Though my scale says I haven't lost any weight, I am already feeling a lot tighter and some shorts I couldn't fit in to before fit now! (I mean, they fit tightly, but they do fit!) I'm still 12 or so pounds off my pre-pregnancy weight (my scale is a notorious liar, so who knows if that's actually right), and while breastfeeding helps you drop a lot of the preggo pounds initially, it also makes it almost impossible to shed the final few for a lot of women. I'm still not totally convinced it isn't just all in my boobs. I jest. Kind of.

I think the reason I've been so tenacious about my workouts is that I have forced myself to look at it with a different driving factor. (I'm not saying I don't still step on the scale and get sad if I see my weight hasn't changed, but I'm fighting against that.) This time around I am doing things for my health, and more importantly, for my daughter. I want to be someone she can be proud of. I want to be someone who takes charge of my diet, who takes care of my body, and who can teach her to do the same. I won't lie to you, working out sucks, especially post-pregnancy, but I am determined to stick with it and be the person I've always wanted to be (in that respect). And the beauty of it all is that even though I am exhausted during the workout, I am so happy afterwards and I find I have more energy throughout my days. I thought I was insane trying to squeeze at least 30 minutes of pilates into my already busy days (play with baby, teach baby, read to baby, walk chai, clean house, edit photos, book clients, blog, instagram, etc. the list goes on), but somehow I am doing it and not totally dead, so that's pretty cool. I feel a drive this time that I can't quite explain, but it feels good.

3 comments:

  1. You are rocking that outfit! I really admire your dedication.

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  2. You're awesome for keeping up with your workout! It's paying off because you look awesome. Hell yeah for rocking a crop top and I don't blame you for sharing so many pictures because they turned out great.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  3. I need a dose of your dedication! What Pilates are you doing? I've been searching for something I can do in my living room and the stuff I find is just not doing it for me.

    And, these photos are so good! Even if they're simple, you are rockin' that crop top and your hair is amazing and your lipstick is the BEST. And those flowers are really pretty. So, y'know, enjoy yourself and share all the photos you want!

    Kristina | eyreeffect.com

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