After coming back from camp I felt fat. I felt as big as a house. I felt like a wildebeest.  I kept saying " I am soooo  fat ".  Who knew a week of poor eating could make you feel so awful.  I realized that I kept using the word fat to describe myself and my state of being. Think about the word fat. Think about all you associate with that word. I cannot think of  one  positive, beautiful, or joyful word to associate with fat. So why would I use that word to describe myself?  As the summer continues and we keep parading around in our bikinis and swim trunks let us remember that fat may reside on our bodies but it does not define who we are. We are beautiful. We are strong. We are loving. We are magnificently made. We are not fat.  When you are frustrated and feeling down because you haven't reached a fitness goal yet...don't throw that word around.  Instead , fill in the blank, "I am _________."   Fill that blank with something positive. Lift yourself up instead of putting yourself down. This is my challenge to you, take fat out of you fitness vocabulary.

In other news... I am still closely following the nutrition plan.  I am very thankful for all the wonderful veggies my summer garden is producing. I am back to running! I struggled getting back in the grove but I am happy to be hitting the pavement again.  I hope everyone is having a great summer!!