7.16.2015

Being that girl.


It would be fantastic if I could stop waking up 7 minutes BEFORE my alarm goes off, I need those minutes some days. I have a weird thing about setting alarms on my phone, say I set it for 4:17am I round that off to 4am, which is super early. If I set it for 4:22 am I round that to 4:30 which is almost 5 and that makes me feel more rested. hahaha, does that make me sound crazy?

I'm about to talk about something else that I thought made me sound a little crazy, but maybe some of you do the same thing. Do you ever have lunch with a friend who can eat whatever they want and they still look fabulous? They are like unicorns to me, I always feel like WHAT am I doing wrong that I can't eat like that too? {Now logically I know it's genetic in most cases, but who thinks logically all the time?} Or eat with a girl who can restrain herself to only eating half her sandwich with a nibbling of fries and you're still starving after your meal?? I want to be that girl. 


I ask myself hundreds of times a day, do I want to be THAT girl?

I want to be the girl who get's up to work on her body every day. 
I want to be the girl who is fun to be around, no negative Nancy's. 
I want to be the girl who can eat a meal and be content without going back for more. 
I want to be the girl who is confident in her body despite it's flaws. 
I want to be the girl who can ignore the nasty comments made by others.
I want to be the girl who can be proud of working hard for what she wants. 
I want to be the girl who stays humble and true to herself and her family. 
I want to be the girl who can act like a kid with her kids.



 
There is a reason I put effort into my outfit, hair, and appearance every day, I wan to be that girl. The girl who looks nice for no reason cause that's just who she is, but in reality I FEEL better about myself when I put forth the effort.

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I'd say my desire to shape myself into the women I want to be is where 90% of my motivation comes from, I still struggle for sure. Yesterday my MIL made dinner, Taco Salad, I made myself a bowl and could literally FEEL my desire to go back for another big bowl before I even finished. I was at war with myself for my entire meal, pulling THAT girl out of me last night was rough.

I spent so many years wishing to be thinner, prettier, smarter, and just MORE. Being on the heavier side growing up can be hard on your self esteem, if only I had realized that it was always in me to be the girl I wanted to be. Now I know that I don't need to be more than anyone else, I just need to be the best version of me. 


37 comments :

  1. Love this so much Meg! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. My BFF is that girl and it drives me crazy sometimes! I have to track every single bite of food that goes into my mouth, plus lift & do cardio 4-5x a week while she can eat a burger, fries topped with a 32 oz Coke and stay lean and petite (she does lift a few times a week so I'll give her that haha). I battle with myself constantly of why can't I just be THAT girl??!!!

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    1. I've learned that I'm a better person for my struggles, yes it would be nice to have it easier in the body department, but then I wouldn't have so many of the things I have today if not for my journey!

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    2. Totally agree! It makes me feel (slightly) better knowing how hard I work for what I have and it makes me appreciate it more!

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  3. I love this and love your blog so much! I couldn't agree more. I want to be THAT girl too! You inspire me so much!

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  4. I love this and love your blog so much! I couldn't agree more. I want to be THAT girl too! You inspire me so much!

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  5. THIS is precisely why I come here on a daily basis. Thank you for being THAT girl Meg!!!

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  6. Love this, I fight the same battle daily. No one ever said it would be this hard - but it's soooo worth it!

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  7. Sometimes I feel like you're in my head because you write exactly what I've been feeling and I've been feeling like this a lot lately!!

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  8. So true! I think so many of us feel the same way. I hope I can raise my daughter to grow up knowing she has to be the best version of herself, for herself!

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  9. Yes! I love this too! I'm that girl in progress.

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  10. I want to be that girl!!! I also want to be that girl to wear those sunglasses? Where did they come from? They look fabulous on you!

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    1. LOL send me your address and I'll send you a pair so you can be that girl! skinnymeg@outlook.com :)

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  11. Well, speaking for all of us (haha), we think you're awesome!! You inspire people everyday. Keep on keepin on.

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  12. I know exactly what you mean. I was at a luncheon yesterday & I splurged & ate my cheesecake while I looked all around the table at the other ladies that didn't have any or just took a couple of bites. Not only had I eaten my entire piece I wanted theirs! #thestruggleisreal

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  13. I'd say you are pretty damn good at being the girl you want to be! Thanks for your inspiration and being REAL! PS - miss seeing your smiling face every Monday and that beautiful bald baby boy!

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  15. Love you for being THAT girl...the one who is humble, loving, caring, compassionate, REAL!!! You are amazing girl...and so super proud of you!

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  16. I needed this. I get so caught up in wanting to be this or that, and I forget to live my life and enjoy the moment I am in. Regardless of my weight. I've been on the smaller side and am back on the heavier side. I have learned that no matter what the scale says I am insecure about something. I turned 30 this year, and I am making it my year. Working out because I want to and enjoy it. Watching how I eat because it's better for me. Teaching myself how to love me instead of comparing myself to everyone. It's a battle but so worth while to win.

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  17. Ive followed you for a couple of years but never commented. My favorite post ever. I was just telling myself this exact same thing yesterday! I have lost 120 pounds and feel that inner struggle too!

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  18. This is so perfect for me! I needed to read this! I have totally struggled with the "why me?" And I've really struggled with feeling like its something wrong with me...but then today I had my first day as our junior high assistant cross country coach (I am NOT qualified for this haha) and I would have NEVER thought I would be someone others saw as a runner or someone who could do that! We all have "that girl" in us if we make it happen, thanks for the reminder!

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  19. It goes without saying but you know I LOVEEEE this! #beTHATgirl

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  20. I think by just reading your blog you are THAT girl!! I wish I had half of the motivation you do!! I think you look fabolus and keep up the hard work!!

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  21. LOVE THIS!! I need to focus more on the girl I want to be and just BE HER! :)

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  22. AMAZING! I can totally relate. How do people take leftovers home??? I always feel like I-will-never-get-this-amazing-food-ever-again-eat-it-all feeling when I go out. It is a struggle for sure. Thank you for your inspiration and keeping it real. Keep rockin' it!!!

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  23. I have been feeling these same kinds of feelings lately but in a different way. I'm almost 7 months pregnant and still don't have the cute round baby bump. I've been feeling a little jealous of people that have them especially when they're not as far along as I am. I feel like I just look fatter than normal and not pregnant. I've been having to tell myself that it doesn't matter what I look like as long as me and my baby are in good health. I keep having to tell myself that it's a good thing I haven't gained more than 7 lbs (which it really is since I'm overweight already). I hope my bump eventually pops, but if it doesn't I'll feel okay about it. I hope.

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  24. The problem is like rich people who we all say, "well, I know this one couple that has a jet, 3 houses, a nanny, blah blah blah", we all have the one skinny girl we know who can eat whatever and have a perfect body. We compare ourselves to the .1% instead of the billions of other people in the world. I've realized the vast majority of people I think have it easy work really really really hard for it. I've started cycling with these extra fit women. After a few months with riding I learned that many of them were overweight 10 years ago and 4 of them have lost between 30-75 lbs each. I would never look at them or think when we are out at happy hour after a ride that these women have struggled. One woman says it has been her life challenge, but in terms of challenges in the world she's pretty lucky that this is the most challenging in her life. Once again, think of the fact that we get to have such a surplus of food to make choices about healthy food or building muscle before we go to work. Thousands of women in the world are trying to get white rice to feed their children maybe one meal a day so they don't go to bed hungry or wish they could have an education. Sorry if this is soapboxy and all over the place but perspective and gratitude is what has gotten me through those bitter "why the hell can I not eat a pint of ice cream and lose weight?!" thoughts.

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  25. LOVE THIS!! Obsessed with those sunnies where did you get them??

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  26. This post inspires me. I am 7 months postpartum and am at the heaviest I have ever been. I feel like every time I start with a new health routine, something happens. Like this past time, I ended up having to have back surgery. Now I'm restricted to only walking for exercise. But thank for being a strong woman and inspiring us all! ❤️

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  28. I love this, I've always been the girl who wanted to be thinner, and taller, and have straight long pretty hair. I was made fun of a lot when I was younger for being "big" because I've always had bigger thighs, bigger arms and bigger boobs ( until kids and working out they are a distant memory haha��) until after having my second baby, I just didn't want to try to be something I'm not anymore! Now I'm more confident then I've ever been, I love this strong baby makin body of mine, my curls and I don't surround my self with negative people any more! And it feels so good! I started following your Instagram when you were pregnant with your son and I was pregnant with mine, and you are such an inspiration for me! Thank you!

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  29. Going to order the jam earbuds not a big fan of the headphones

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