Everyone knows about that stupid relationship fluff that comes when you enter a new romantic relationship. You know...the weight you gain because all you do is go out to dinner and eat cookies and ice cream together...oh...is that only me (I hope not)? Oops. Anyways...this relationship fluff weight gain is currently my greatest fear and challenge.
I do not want this to happen. NO.
What's super hard is that my boyfriend thinks I look great the way I am and makes a point to tell me that often. As everyone already knows, I'm a big girl and of course with that comes self consciousness. I can parade around in my heels and skirts all I want but when it comes down to it...I'm still not comfortable with my body...in certain situations ;) hahah ew, I'm sorry. I have made extreme progress in this negative body image thinking during my journey, but I'm not quiiiiiiite there. Of course having a guy tell me I look great at my current weight will not make me give up on my journey. No way, that's not what I'm saying. In the end I started this journey for myself and no one can end it or continue it but me.
There are easy fixes to this...like stop eating out and cook at home. Or stop eating cookies and ice cream. Or go to the gym more. Or go to the gym together. Cook healthy together. Great, perfect suggestions. Although it's so much easier said than done. Look...I'm just making excuses. As always. This is an easy fix, I basically just solved my own problem. The problem is that he's sooooo adorably cute. He makes me dinner and makes sure he buys the ice cream I like (Talenti Sea Salted Caramel...ughhh). I've never had a guy make me dinner or breakfast in bed and I'm enjoying it! His gestures are super sweet I just don't want to backtrack in my journey. I eat well all week and I don't want to ruin that by making bad choices all weekend. I've already told him that I don't want to get fat(ter) and we are planning on exercising together and eating healthy. Ugh, he's amazing. No more talk about him though, I promised I wouldn't write about him in my blog!
It's really hard entering a new relationship and avoiding eating out and drinking. I mean...what else is there to do in the middle of winter for dates? It's not like we can go hiking or go to a park and play soccer (which we WILL be doing once the weather turns around).
Tips and suggestions other than cook healthy at home together and work out?