Just right

It was American Thanksgiving last week.  I for one am grateful that I can now breathe after having come down hard with the dreaded “man flu”.  I celebrated the return to the land of the living by rolling out of bed and doing a 5k fun run … welcome back Julia! 😉


They even printed my name, just in case I was too sick to remember what it was!

So .. I saw Miss Jo on Saturday for my usual “thrashing”.  We usually do measures on a Saturday morning so she was surprised to hear that I didn’t want to do them.  When she asked why, I replied “I don’t want to know until 12 weeks out” to my amazement she went “Good! its not like you .. but good, you need to learn how to relax”

You see I asked James the other day what he prefers me to look like, he thought for awhile and said “I like you like that” (while pointing at me), he then proceeded to explain.

“Right now, your happy, although you think you’re a little tubby, you seem happy with life.  When you want to eat something off plan, you can and its not the end of the world.  Your good with the kids and you laugh .. a lot!  I like you exactly like this”


To my husband .. im just right!

After that conversation I realised my decision to compete affects my entire family, although I try and hold it together, Im constantly tired, hungry and sore and if im perfectly honest, Im not always a bundle of laughs, so I get where he is coming from .. so for now .. im going to relax and enjoy my off season.  Because the 12 week mark is just around the corner.

Its all about balance.  I eat pretty cleanly .. but if I want ice cream, I eat it.  Im training just so I can eat crap and not end up looking like a blimp  … and I like it! 😉    Bring on Christmas!

Lets end with some wise words from Doctor Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Till next time …  love your family, friends and most of all, yourself!

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3 Responses

  1. That was the perfect response from you husband! I’ve never competed before, so I don’t know how it ‘feels’ to be in the midst of the gruelling prep weeks. In the long run, in a lifetime’s journey of fitness, I do think it’s all about balance and a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable.

  2. Donloree says:

    You are just right! I am so glad you’re enjoying exactly where you are at. That’s what we all need to do.

  3. Faith Keith says:

    This was great to hear – it’s a good reminder that competing should not destroy the ability to love life and the people in it! Thank you, Julia! This is something I want to hold on to – reminding myself to not let competing consume me.

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