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…]

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. Are You Guilty?

No excuses. Ever. Get Out Of Your Own Way. Dream Bigger. Dream Larger. Live Larger. YOU Deserve Better!Let’s talk excuses. Everyone has them for all different reasons, whether it’s about exercise, work, cleaning the house, losing weight, or meeting friends for dinner. We are all guilty of using excuses to make us feel better and to help us get out of events. But for the love of all that is good in the world, we have to stop with the excuses. We have to stop telling ourselves these lies. We have to stop teaching our kids that excuses are okay. Excuses are not okay. Excuses won’t give you that amazing life. Excuses won’t get you that next [Read more…]