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Hello Feather Magazine readers! My name is Kels and I blog over at where I write about my blonde adventures and the humor that is my life. Sarcasm is the language of my people. I also just turned 26, so a mid-mid life crisis is upon my single, unmarried self.
I want to talk about something extremely important. The summer might be coming to a close with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air and leather riding boots on your brain, but for some reason my “friends” haven’t gotten that message and still keep insisting we squeeze our bodies into bikinis and hang by the pool.
Um, can it be over-sized sweater season yet? Unfortunately for my rapidly slowing down metabolism, I need to keep up with my fitness even more importantly then ever before.
Easier said than done, my friend. Entering the adult world of 9-to-5 jobs, bills, meal planning, and attempting to remain sane, all while cultivating the perfect Instagram life leaves little time for anything besides curling up into a ball and softly crying into your pillow as you fall asleep.
These are just a few of the thoughts that go through my head when I think about actually exercising:
• “Bikini body or a three-scoop ice cream cone?”
• ”Does walking up two flights of stairs to my apartment, before I lay down on my bed and scroll through Instagram, count as a workout?”
• “What about walking down those same stairs on my way out to get another iced coffee?”
• “OK, I’ve got a pool party next weekend, time to cut down on the sugar.”
• “One brownie won’t hurt.”
• “Two brownies is totally fine as long as I skip the creamer in my coffee tomorrow!”
• “If it’s a gift, calories don’t count. Plus it’s just rude to turn down a homemade baked cupcake with sprinkles.”
• “Alright, as soon as I get home, I’m doing an hour of cardio.”
• “Maybe just 40 minutes of yoga.”
• “20 squats is basically the same thing.”
• “10 squats and one plank.”
• “Nope today is the day, spin class here I come!”
• “I’m beautiful the way I am.” (This one is so important to remember, no matter what your exercise regimen is!)
So, ya see? Being an adult is hard sometimes, and compound that with your body deciding to retain every single calorie you consume and a friend group with a pension for poolside lounging can really give a girl a complex. Thankfully my friends are also in the same boat as me (pun mostly intended) and we can keep each other motivated. I’m a firm believer in the No Scoop of Ice Cream Left Behind Act of 2007.
Now I’m curious to hear how you deal with a full-time life and keeping up with your fitness and wellness goals? I’ll go ahead and say the obvious one, make it a priority! But seriously, help a fellow working woman out!