OOTD // Grungy Fall
That's the motto I'm living by this fall, and it hasn't failed me yet. Remember this hi-low dress? Probably not, unless you have super memory and can recall all the way back to THIS post where I was posing on some railroad tracks.
I haven't worn it since because of the self consciousness I tend to feel with the clingy material around my midsection. I can't believe I let over a year separate me from this dress though!
I've been trying to treat my body right this semester, and aside from several sleepless nights (too many things to do! all the free time at night/early morning time! too much coffee! AH!), I've been doing pretty well. I've been challenging my body's capabilities more and more, and the confidence I've gained from doing so has been very rewarding. I don't care as much if my body looks "good" in clothes - because I know it's awesome, no matter what.
I've been doing Insanity, Turbokick, new dance classes, and a few free-weight themed classes (Upper Back & Glutes followed by Upper Body Blast typically) fairly consistently since the start of this semester, and it's amazing how much of a difference it's made. Not so much on physical appearances, but in energy levels, capabilities, and like I said earlier, my confidence! I'm officially addicted to working out, guys...yeah, I turned into one of those people. I actually get cranky if I don't work out now.
I've always been fairly active, but this semester it's been cranked up a notch. It may sound odd, but I had this dream a while ago that settled a conviction about my heart on being strong - in all aspects: spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Ever since my dream, I've been doing more reading (of all kinds), self study, and physical activity than in the past few years. It's been a sort of revival of sorts, and I hope it's not some hokey facade that will fade.