Embracing your inner ‘Skinnygirl’

Ah, Friday, how I’ve missed you so. You took an awful long time to arrive this week and boy am I glad you’re here! LOTS of fun to be had this weekend, friends, so I’m psyched to be kicking it off very soon (if only that thing called ‘work’ didn’t interfere, I’d already be well on my way to the weekend by now!).

I have to say, though, despite some ups and downs I’ve been feeling and noting pretty openly on this here blog, the latter half of this week wasn’t *as* bad for me as the past couple have seemed. And you know what? I TOTALLY give major credit to the weather that’s inspired the change. The weather was gorgeous last night, just begging for an after-work run, who was I to deny it? My sis and I ran for about 45 mins or so (not sure how far we went, it was a new route for us) and it was utterly amazing, gorgeous, peaceful, perfect. Loved every minute (even the obnoxious boys that drove by and yelped out the window “wooo! nice ass!” <—I mean really boys, could you be more immature??). Anyway, it’s incredible what a few rays of sunshine, warmer temps and the return of the birds chirping and the peepers “peeping” at night that just transforms me. Perhaps I really do need to examine that bucket list and start investigating warmer climates in a CITY to consider relocating to, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

As an aside, was catching up on my blog reading last night and stumbled on a pretty awesome post from Lara over at Thinspired. She just got a signed copy of the book Skinnygirl which I’d heard of but didn’t really know what the fuss was about. Well, after reading this blurb from her blog about what exactly the whole Skinnygirl concept is, I totally want this book!

โ€œSkinnygirl does not mean bone-thin.ย  Only dogs like bones.ย  Being a Skinnygirl doesnโ€™t mean you have to be a size 2 or 4.ย  A Skinnygirl loves herself, liver her life the fullest, and knows how to eat, drink, and be merry without fearing or obsessing over food.ย  A Skinnygirl owns her life.โ€

Um hello? Have you read the tagline to my blog lately? It mirrors the definition of a “Skinnygirl”: “Diary of a fitness fanatic who likes to eat, drink, and be merry, too.”

Now, granted, I don’t necessarily love the “Skinnygirl” moniker because I think it could send the wrong message at first glance, but I love the concept and agree – it’s not the size of your pants, the number on that scale (ahem!), or how restricted you are with your eats, it’s about balance, in all aspects of life. Can I get an Amen!?

And on that note – I hope ya’ll have an awesome weekend! On the agenda for me? Going to see one of my close friends perform in a play tonight (she is incredible as an actress and an all around awesome person, I cannot wait to see it!!), tomorrow we’re hosting a family get-together with my aunt and cousin who are visiting from MN (gram and gramp are coming too, LOVE getting to visit with them, they live in ME so we don’t see as much of them in the winter months as we do in the summer); and Sunday we’re having a pizza-fest with my fellow Kick-mates at Anthony’s house (the sole male in the group, rock on, Ant!). He has an outdoor pizza oven which I know for SURE Scott is going to be totally jealous of when he sees it. The plan is to eat lots of wood-fired pizza, drink some sangria (spring has sprung!) and play a little bocce. Shaping up to be a pretty darn good weekend if you ask me. ๐Ÿ™‚

8 thoughts on “Embracing your inner ‘Skinnygirl’

  1. I don’t mind the book title… the media is obsessed with terms like that, so why not turn it into a healthy, normal thing… you know?

    That seems to be Bethenny Frankel’s thing (the skinnygirl moniker)… I have a bottle of her “skinnygirl margaritas” at home that I’ve been meaning to try!

  2. You can totally get an Amen girl!!! I really hate that our society thinks “thin” = “healthy.” You can be skinny fat too. I really hate the idea of jeans sizes and how that can make you feel bad (or good), scales, and all of that. All arbitrary numbers.

    So glad you got to get in a good run. This weather is making me nearly giddy too. Sadly, we’re expecting rain tomorrow then 45 degrees by Sun. Really???? Come on.

    Please enjoy some of that pizza and sangria for me. Sounds delish! I bet I could talk Jason into a wood-fired pizza oven. I make enough pizza so why not. LOL

  3. I think the word “skinny” rubs me the wrong way, too. I’ve always wondered why? Even “thin” doesn’t bother me as much. Maybe it’s the way the media uses the word. hmmm….

    I do agree with Heather, too, about some people being “skinny fat.” What I mean, I guess, is that I have friends who might not weigh a lot neccessarily (this was more when we were younger, ahh – the wonder of metabolisms!), but ate so badly and never worked out. So the number on the scale might not have shown it, but they were NOT the definition of healthy. I would much rather be a higher number, but know that I could outrun those girls in a race or lift more than them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Outdoor pizza oven?! Seriously? I LOVE pizza baked in a wood-fire oven! Enjoy your weekend, girl!

  4. Yeah, I agree with you. I don’t like the word skinny, BUT I love the message of loving yourself, eating, drinking, and being merry! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s definitely what I constantly strive for.

    So glad to hear that you had such a peaceful run aside from the boys hollerin about your nice rear! haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Weather definitely lifts my mood!! I was having a lousy week up until today. The weather is gorgeous and it makes me so HAPPY!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I definitely like that concept but I am not crazy about the name skinnygirl.

    I am glad the latter part of week turned out to be good!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now go enjoy your weekend!!!

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