I'm Such A Follower

Pinterest tells me that random nail polish colors are (FINALLY) back in style. The whole world tells me that Harry Potter is fantastic. Commercials tell me what to eat, wear, and buy.

I believe last Monday I told you that I jumped on the SheReadsTruth bandwagon. I’m loving it so far! If you’ve thought about joining in for even a second, you should do it. You can start now, you don’t need to catch up. Each day is a COMPLETELY new verse and devotional, so there is absolutely no reason you can’t just pick it up today!

But for the post part, I’m not a huge fan of bandwagons.

Bandwagons I will not be jumping on: Naming my child something that starts with a vowel, 50 Shades of Gray, the word “adorbs,” sushi, and Green Monster smoothies.

I’m AM on board with bandwagons that are beneficial to your life. Yeah, I’m sure a Green Smoothie would be a better breakfast choice than Pop Tarts, but I don’t think it’ll improve my life enough to justify the cost, time, and taste. So no. SheReadsTruth is nothing but beneficial.

A week and a half ago, by Best Blog Friend Forever introduced The Cardboard Box Diet. I read about it, well, because I always read Lauren’s posts, but I shrugged it off. I’m not interested in diets and I’m certainly not interested in working out. Sure, I’d love to fit into my pre-pregnancy jeans and I think it would be fabulous to wear a bikini again, but I’m not really the type to work for that sort of thing.

Well the gym Stephen goes to recently made a change. Some other company bought them out and one of the new perks is that he can bring a guest every time he goes. Yeah.

He has been pressuring me to go. It basically has made me want to kick him in the groin, but the truth is that there is no reason I shouldn’t. Oh you know, besides the fact that I HATE WORKING OUT OMG.

Here is the honest to goodness truth. I have good genes. I can’t just completely let myself go, but if I live a pretty responsible life, I’ll stay thin. Also I’m 6 feet tall, which means weight is much harder to see on me. And my thought is this: We will eventually have another kid. Why work to lose weight if I’m just going to gain it all back??

Not a good mentality, I know. So I’m not going into this full force. That’s not me and it never will be me. I would be completely miserable if I dedicated a huge chunk of my time to fitness. I will work out once or twice a week, but mostly I will be more aware of what I put into my body. I have started to drink a lot more water (mostly because I think

it helps my GPN, but that’s probably in my head) so I think that’s a great start.

I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to weigh myself. I weigh the same today as I did before I got pregnant, my body is just SO DIFFERENT. So I think I may just ignore numbers and stick with judging the progress by how I feel and look. We’ll see.
Anyways, she blogs about this every Thursday and you can link up. Obviously I’m not trying to pressure you into joining, but it is my duty to tell you about it, right? If you’d like to join in, we’d love to have you. If not, just encourage us along the way!

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8 Responses to I'm Such A Follower

  1. Allison Blass July 2, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    I had no idea naming a child with a vowel was a bandwagon… (says the girl named Allison). But I’m with you on not joining the 50 Shades of Grey bandwagon. I don’t get it and I don’t want to get it!

  2. Melissa July 2, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I refuse to read 50 Shades of Grey! I don’t care what anyone says to me, I have way too many good books on my shelf to read to stop for that one.

    I hate HATE fitness things to. I mean when I go to the gym or take zumba I feel AMAZING after, but I have like zero motivation to go consistently. I’m sure this is something I could change. I know I SHOULD. We’ll see. Maybe when I come home from a summer of traveling. I just need to make sure that while I travel I don’t eat ALL THE FOOD and gain a ton of weight. I’d prefer to do a lot of walking and get more in shape!

    Good luck with the kinda-diet! I’ve seen a lot of people joining in, and I’m sure it can only do good things, no matter how much of it you end up following.

  3. Southern Gal July 2, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I was the rail thin, never gain weight body type, too. Until I didn’t lose all my weight from baby number one, then got pregnant with baby number two. I wasn’t fat by a long shot, but after having baby number three at 38, I regretted not losing all that baby weight in the first place. Work out with your hubby! Have fun knowing you don’t need to lose weight, you’re just going to shape up. Don’t bother with a scale if you’re not the weighing type. Go for the tape measure and see how much you shrink.

    Now I’m off to run my three miles (which I don’t like very much at all) no matter if I haven’t lost a pound from it in months.

    P.S. Nora’s baby sister is still not here. I know she’s waiting on the 4th. Her name will be Ava. I didn’t know that was a bandwagon either.)

  4. Southern Gal July 2, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    P.P.S. I hadn’t even heard of 50 Shades of Grey until last week. I wish I hadn’t heard. I will never jump on that bandwagon.

  5. Alice (aka Nana) July 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Guess that means you won’t be naming your child- my grandchild- after me!!! (says ALICE).

    Nothing wrong with working out even if you are not in the least bit over weight! It is a GREAT habit to start cause it is good for your heart and lungs. Wish I had that habit – it is a lot easier to start when you are 27 then when you are 54! However, I am going to start JAZZERCISE in the fall when I cut my hours with Jansen! Woo Hoo!!! Look out exercise world……

    P.S. and what a neat thing to do with your hubby! :). You go girl!

  6. Sister July 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Working out sucks, but I promise you you’ll feel better afterwards. Maybe not RIGHT after but you will. Let me know if you need help coming up with workouts. I can put some together that won’t make you wanna die.

  7. LfT July 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm #


  8. Amanda July 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I have hopped on this bandwagon AND SheReadsTruth :) I am much more committed to the latter than the former, but hoping that a little bit of cheerleading will actually get me out and about more than usual!

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