So. I was fat on my vacation.
I knew about this vacation for months. It was 7 years in the making, and I wanted it to be amazing.
And I was fat on my vacation.
I wanted to experience everything there was to experience in Hawaii and do ALL. THE. THINGS.
I wanted to look good in my clothes, feel comfortable in a modest bathing suit, and be fit enough to do the badass things you can do in Hawaii.
But I was fat on my vacation.
I never got around to losing the weight I’ve gained over the last 6 months. I didn’t get in shape. I didn’t kick my sugar addiction.
Packing was awful. What do you pack when nothing fits? I had one pair of pants that fit me, and everything else looked too tight.
I was physically uncomfortable the entire time. I was in my head constantly talking myself off the ledge.
Because I was fat on my vacation.
And you know what?
I did every stinkin’ thing I wanted to anyway. I decided I was NOT going to sit on the sidelines, watching enviously, while everyone else enjoyed Hawaii!
- I strapped a harness around my butt & zip-lined through the tree canopies of Maui anyway.
- I put on hiking gear and did the 9,000 elevation hike in the volcano anyway.
- I wore a bathing suit & tubed down a mountain to the sugar plantation anyway.
- I hiked through the jungle and swung on a rope swing in the pool at the bottom of a waterfall anyway.
- I let them weigh me & got on the damned helicopter in Kauai anyway.
The only thing I didn’t do was the surfing because – well, I didn’t want to surf!
No one gave a crap that I was fat on vacation. Not my kid, not my husband. Not our friends who met us there.
Not our tour guides, the locals, the staff, or the servers.
I was just another woman on vacation with her family.
And if you give a crap that I was fat on vacation, that’s ok! Your thoughts are not my business!
Friends, don’t wait to lose the weight. Don’t wait to _______ [<- fill in your own blank.]
Just go do the thing. Just start.
Buy the ticket. Take the ride.
I promise, you will be so proud that you did the hard thing anyway! This is the kind of thing that creates confidence: not someone telling us how good we look.
And it might inspire you to make some changes – and that’s good! (It sure did for me. I’m back on the path to taking care of myself…)
I did everything I wanted to do on vacation – AND MORE – and I was fat on vacation.
What do you want to do? Go do it – anyway. #impressyoureslf