Don't Skip the Hard Stuff.

Have I told y'all how much I love Fall clothing? 
High Buns after a run.

Proof I do wash my hair sometimes.

I blacked out for a moment and when I woke up I had bought a neutral purse, who am I? Cause the last I remember I was holding a pink bow front Kate Spade bag. So unlike me, but I don't hate it, in fact I pretty much love it a ton, the leather is so supple!

I'm about to show you guys something a little shocking, prepare yourself.

My Timehop never fails to show me how far I've come, not just physically, but mentally. I did not wake up one day and love running, or dieting, or sweating at all. It sucked and it was really really hard. 

It was something I had to force myself to do, it was gradual. I didn't start out getting up at 4:30 every morning and lifting weights at a gym. 

This girl hated running and I knew I didn't have it in me, even in High School when I tried to run a mile in gym class and almost passed out. I just wasn't a runner.

I didn't know a damn thing about nutrition, how to eat healthy, how to cook, or even how to go about dieting. It was very overwhelming and it kept me from even trying for years.

These are all things I've said before on here, but seeing those statements I made 5 years later really just hit home - I've grown and I've learned and I've stuck with it. Give yourself the time to learn and evolve, start small. Yeah sure I went and ran an ungodly amount of miles, but not that long ago I was barely getting in one, and damn if that one mile didn't make me feel awesome when I was done. Celebrate the milestones, don't get ahead of yourself because if you try to skip over the hard work and time it takes you won't be successful.

Do the work.



  1. Right on!!! I feel like we hate things we aren't good at. I STILL hate running. HA! You rock, Meg!

  2. How did you get started running? I hate running--and blame the fact that I get so out of breathe on why I prefer to walk. You might have posted about it before but would love to get any details!

    1. When I was first running I hated it too. I fell in love by doing intervals. Jogging until I was out of breath, walk until I caught my breath, jog, walk, etc... By 6 weeks I was running 6 miles 6 days a week and loving it. I can't run any longer because it is excruciatingly painful due to me having slipping rib syndrome, and I can honestly say I miss it every day! But, doing intervals and pushing a little further with each interval will build up your endurance :)

    2. It's just about sticking with it, at first I walked and jiggle jogged {just enough movement to make stuff jiggle} when I could. For a month I could barely get in one mile, but I did it 3x a week. Then I added a little more distance and a little more running. I just kept trying - here the thing = WALKING IS OK!!! I walked all the time, it's fine! Hell, sometimes I still need a walk break. Eventually I got to where I was pushing myself to run for 5 minutes with out stopping or trying to walk/run for at least 30 minutes a day. Whatever you need to push yourself.

  3. Thank you for this. Such a wonderful message.

  4. Love those flats you are wearing with the Plaid, what brand are they!?

  5. I love boots and leggings too, and the plaid looks very cute on you also! You are so adorable!! In the dictionary beside the word adorable, we will see your face and description! You are amazing, inside and out! Honest, open, and strong...all equals adorable Meg!!

  6. This is just what I needed to read this morning! Thanks for the motivation!!!! You look great!

  7. I'm into the neutral bag..I'm considering one too.

  8. I'm so proud of you! We'd totally be friends.

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  10. (Sorry if this posts twice!) Thank you for reminding us that everyone starts somewhere and some of us start over and over and over again (ahem, raising my hand) I appreciate your story so thank you for sharing and inspiring us always. Congrats on all your achievements- you rock!

  11. First of all.. your top outfit looks amazing and so do you! I was just thinking the other day that I am tired of the hard stuff, learning to eat correctly, always calorie tracking and not being able to run for even a 2 minutes yet. So this post was sort of perfect. Seriously. You are right. Skipping the hard stuff would take some of that killer joy out of accomplishing these things. :)


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