Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Case of Momentary Cold Feet...

Rachel McAdams in the movie, Morning Glory

"Babe, you have this doubtful look on your face...How Come? Why don't you lose those thirty pounds? Why don't you search for a better job? Why don't you make the best cupcake you can make? Why don't you think you can achieve your goals this year?"
- Craig said to me last night... 

"I think I'm afraid because I'm too comfortable to change." 
- I, honestly responded.

We can write down our goals, our resolutions, but can we really put our minds to it and succeed this year? Craig and I were laying in bed reviewing our day, when the topic of our resolutions came up. He wants to eat less pizza & have his band take off, but I had a few more items to add to the list I started in yesterday's post & it went on and on. Sometimes I need his blunt honesty to pull myself to the surface and see the truth. While I was talking, I didn't realize I was biting my lip & running my hand through my finally growing back right side bangs in my visible nervous tick I picked up about 6 months ago. Craig gently pulled my hand down from my head and reassured me that I can do this...

I've read so many inspiring blogs over the past 48 hours about resolutions & goals that I think I got cold feet last night. I live my life by routines, I run from here to there & squeak in blogging, I know all the people at that bagel shop I frequent often since high school, I shop at the same stores, & I even go to the super market at night at the same time to bring bottles back each week. I need to change that...I need to grow, change, and move out of the tiny world I've created for myself & experience more. I can't let comfort get in the way of the unknown. I need to find the confidence to push that envelope further.

Amy Adams in the movie,  Julie & Julia

Today wound up being a pretty awesome day. I completed so much work, had 3 meals even breakfast, drank green tea, mustered up the confidence to ask questions, thought about Craig's & I's next date night, and took huge steps forward. I took two pictures of a beautiful sunset that made me smile. I even got to work on time. I can't remember the last time I strolled in exactly at 8:30am and actually took the stairs instead of the comfortable elevator. I only had one cup of coffee too in the morning and I didn't have a red bull. It was easier than I thought. I even resisted the urge to buy a soda at lunch and drank water. I can do this...We all can do this!

Anne Hathaway Before & After in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada 

The pictures in the post are from three inspirational movies that I keep on my shelves for a lil boost. Morning Glory, Julie & Julia, & The Devil Wears Prada. All great movies with strong female leads that don't give up. I will also keep your blogs on my reading list for that extra kick! I will also remember that my mother always tells me that she is proud of me. Those few words are such magical words that I'm so grateful to have the chance to hear. =) 

What Do You Do For A Boost of Confidence? 
I'd love to hear...

"Just Breathe"
- Ever After, 1998


  1. Self confidence can be a hard thing. I think that when I feel down I make sure to get a few good nights of sleep, pamper myself (wash my face, do a mask, take time to put lotion on) just the basics... but it makes me feel prettier and better about myself.

  2. I love Julie and Julia and The Devil Wears Prada. As you said, both are great stories on how to overcome any self doubt and make it work!! I haven't seen Morning Glory yet though I think I'm going to check Netflix for it!!

    For self confidence? Hmm. Well I'm not all that good at it but if I need a boost to help me, I just tell myself that I can do it over and over but still...I struggle!

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  3. Self confidence is a hard thing. Sometimes I find a quiet corner and have a cup of tea and read a good book. It's good to regroup and rethink things in life sometimes.

  4. i try to think back to all that i have ALREADY done. i didn't get where i am today without hard work. so when i get down about all i still want to do and accomplish, i just look back and see that i've done so much already, so i can do this next thing too! i think a big part of confidence is giving ourselves credit for all the ways we're already awesome!! hope this helps!!

  5. Great post (and great movies - three of my favs)! :)

    I like to mix comfort and change... Whenever you get overwhelmed take a second to breathe and then take baby steps. Some days are going to be tougher than others- that's when you pick 1 or 2 of your goals and focus on them instead of everything at the same time. On the days that you have energy (like you had yesterday) take the bull by the horns and go kick some ass! Which it sounds like you did! :)

  6. This is so well put. Change is hard, even the small things! I like what you said, "...put our minds to it and succeed this year" - taking note of that.

  7. ooo girl i'm like you -- a routine-oriented person and a change that isn't planned is no bueno! but, i've learned to live with change -- i sort of have to esp since i have a kid who loves throwing wrenches in my perfectly planned day/life! :D

    we also have to remember that change can be GOOD. sometimes getting too comfy with/in things can make you miss out on the more exciting things that we normally wouldn't do because of our predictability.

    so grasp the change that comes your way by the horns and enjoy it... the ride may turn out to be incredible.

    as for confidence, i've felt so incredibly amazing through my journey to a healthier me. knowing that i've changed my body, that i've worked so hard at it and am in better shape than when i was in my 20s gives me such a high. with each workout i feel amazing more and more, both internally and externally.


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