Day 12: Down 11.6 lbs & feeling a little sad. Whaaaat?!

image of Kristin HawthorneYesterday marked the end of my monthly visitor so I went to bed excited to wake up and step on the scale. Today is Day 12 of my new life and I’ve been so crazy proud of myself. Something in me has most definitely shifted and I feel like I’m getting to that place of being comfortable in my skin. While I feel like the outside of me is starting to change and look different, I can’t even describe how I feel on the inside. I know there’s been a lot changing and developing going on in there and I’ve felt incredible lately. Invincible almost.

Like I’ve said before, I’ve never been the type to really stick to anything when the going got tough. Or when life got in the way. Or when friends wanted to do something. I was so easily influenced and dropped what was *supposed* to be important to me at the time. I’ve given up on myself so much in the past and when I set out to make these huge changes now, I just knew deep down in my soul that the outcome would be [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 5 Adjusting & Too Much Urine

image of believing in yourselfI don’t want to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!! Y’all. I’m five days in and feeling amazing! I feel excited and energized. I feel optimistic and stronger. I feel so dang proud of myself! I love that I can tell you that it has not been hard, at least not yet. I’m sure that’s strongly due to the fact that I’m motivated, but more so than that, I am disciplined.

That’s right. DISCIPLINED. I AM disciplined.

You know when you have your first baby and you stick to that nap schedule no matter what? No, I will not go to lunch. No, I will not run that errand that I’ve needed to do for 4 days now. Nothing will disrupt the naps during the day because that time is so precious to you? That’s kind of where I’m at right now. I don’t want to derail myself, so I’m sticking to my routine for the first time in my life[Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 1

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life… or does that sound way too dramatic? But really, it is! I am so ready for today and all that it means. You know when you’re just ready for something without a shadow of a doubt. Like R-E-A-D-Y? That’s me right now.

In addition to incorporating my daily routine, I’ve also made some other decisions regarding wine and food, but before I share that I want to touch on something that I’ve never written about on here. I do have a whole other site dedicated to it, but up until right now, it’s been two completely separate things.

And that’s because that’s how I wanted it. It’s under my maiden name on purpose. Just sayin’. It’s the fear of it all, especially being vulnerable… But I do know that being real helps me [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: #KristinsRise

image of motivational quoteIt could have been just feeling so fed up with myself. It might have been that I was concerned with the reflection staring back at me in the mirror that I didn’t seem to recognize. Maybe it was just what was supposed to happen this whole time. Like maybe everything that I’ve been reading and listening to was now coming into fruition. I guess how it happened doesn’t matter as much as the fact that it did happen.

This is my time, y’all.

I’ve struggled a lot the past couple of years. There’s been so many [Read more…]

This Lenten Season

Enough is enough. Picture me throwing my hands in the air and waving the white flag because this girl right here is fed up. I’ve had enough.

Let me share what got me to this place. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Lenten season and, as you know, it’s the time when most people decide to give up something for 40 days, just like the sacrifice Jesus made into the desert. It goes without saying that I often start the [Read more…]