I had the AMAZING opportunity to attend a track workout with Reebok and take part in a fun photo shoot afterward, and the shoot below was from that. It was such a fun day!
However, I wanted to share with you all my reaction when looking at the photo – because we ALL go through this. I opened it up and immediately started picking myself apart. The angle my body is at makes me look huge, my tummy looks round through my shirt (a shirt which I love and feel great in!), my hair looks thin. All I could think was that I didn’t look like an athlete worthy of being in a photoshoot. But I posted the photo on Instagram anyway, because I KNOW how hard I am on myself. I know that those thoughts are cruel and mean and just way over the top. So I push them out of my head and shared the gorgeous photo of a fun experience. And you know what? No one said, “hey your hair looks REAL bad you fatty.” Probably everyone else that looked at it viewed it for less than 10 seconds and scrolled on past. And maybe they noticed how tan and muscular my legs looked 😉
Point is – I think we are all really hard on ourselves, and pushing those negative thoughts out of our heads takes practice and it DOES get easier. Please know that no one else is spending time thinking those mean things about you, and you shouldn’t either. I used to stress and change outfits a million times in the morning, and stand in front of the mirror and analyze. Now, I look once and move on with my day. It is not like I think I look phenomenal every day. It is just that I don’t waste my time worrying about it. Negative self talk is a dangerous and difficult cycle to break – but you can do it! Just like working out, every day it gets a little easier. Or even if it doesn’t get easier, the habit becomes more practiced.
Those are your JBird words of wisdom for day LOL.
View from my run on Monday – this time of year the fog in the bay is REAL. It is crazy to me how the bridge gets completely covered. Even more crazy, the moment you are across the bridge and through the Robin Williams tunnel, no fog.
I think people come to San Francisco in the summer thinking it is California, so it will be warm. And they wear their cute shorts and sun dresses for their California vacation. And that, my friends, is how Fisherman’s Wharf sells $$$$$ in “I <3 SF” sweatshirts each year. If you own one, no shame. Even I still forget to bring a jacket sometimes when I go to John’s house. It is hard to think about jackets when you are sweating!
I like to send this snapchat to my parents when I am out running. Because it is artwork only my parents can appreciate. #talented
Please excuse the bathroom shoot in the background, but below is evidence that it does actually get hot in Marin.
I am SO pumped about this new way of making potatoes. I learned about it from Paleomg.com (Juli) on Instagram. You just buy the little bags of fingerling potatoes at the grocery store, then microwave them for 3 minutes. Then squish them with a coffee cup and fry them up in a pan with a little ghee or olive oil. SO GOOD! And so easy! They get crispy on the outside and soft inside. What is not to love?
I bought this little mini succulent in a necklace ages ago. I dunk it in some water every once in a great while and it looks to be quite a happy little camper! It has grown quite a bit since I got it and I don’t know what will happen when it outgrows the glass.
I have been known for loving my plants to death, so I was quite excited to realize it had grown.
Pretty sure I need this hat. I am the queen of doing things. Or finding things to do to procrastinate the things I actually need to do.
Ever found a photo of yourself and freaked?
How do you like your potatoes?
Green thumb or grim reaper of the garden?