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When your thighs won’t stop jiggling.

thigh master finalI was commiserating with a friend today about how much we hate our thighs! She was telling me she even went and bought an old school Suzanne Summers Thigh Master.  Remember those??? Seriously, I have never been a fan of my thighs even when I was as tiny as I get.  I am even willing to admit that if a reputable plastic surgeon offered me a thigh tweak I would jump on it.

But here is the reality of the situation:

I do NOTHING to create change in my thighs. Nothing!

As I type this at 10:37 p.m. I am shoveling my face with Trader Joe’s Carmel Popcorn. Jillian would not recommend this for a girl wanting to lose two inches in her thighs.

If I want toned legs then I need to make choices that will attribute to my desired outcome. I need to choose exercise, I need to cut down my sugars, I need to become friends with a plastic surgeon who wants to make a trade (Kidding! But, not really.)

As I read through the comments left after Sarah Mae shared about having a Life Coach my heart broke. Sooooooo many moms desiring change. So many moms feeling overwhelmed, out of balance, lost, and wondering how to do life differently.

I wish there was a 1, 2, 3 step plan I could blast you with but the reality is this… IF you desire change then YOU have to be the change maker. If you want something to look different in your life then you have to make the choice to do something different about it. YIKES! Truth stings a bit.

  • If you want to spend time in The Bible then you have to choose to be filled up before you try to fill others up.  {Try Pin God 1st or Craving Flashcards.}
  • If you want more organization in your home then make the choice to pick one place to start and then actually START. {Try the “Post-It Note” To Do List.}
  • If you want to serve your family healthy meals then you have to choose to menu and meal plan.
  • If you want more friends then you will have to take the risk to meet new people.

As moms I think we get overwhelmed because we want to do it all! And it is ALL for a good cause. But we can’t do it all (You can’t. I promise!) but we can pick one thing…one area we desire to see changed and work towards that.  And as I (and my thighs) know all too well making that choice isn’t easy. But the choice is mine. Am I going to sit with my jiggly thighs that make me unhappy or create change? My friend was on the right track by simply buying a $29.99 motivator.

What about you? What one area do you desire to see change?

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  • Ami Adams

    The biggest area needing change for me is my weight. My daughter will be four in December and I’m still as big as I was after her birth. I just can’t seem to lose more than five pounds, and then I get stuck. I have a thyroid condition that makes it very difficult to lose weight but extremely easy to lose weight. But I still could do a lot more to get to where I want to be. I want to lose 60-65 pounds and when I think about that, the only word I think of is…impossible.

    • @ami_adams:disqus – So sorry I am just seeing this. Please know I am praying for you. Weight and I do constant battle and most of the time it is in my mind. I would encourage you to think about what it would look like to remove the IM from impossible? What is one little thing you could do today that would be a good choice towards weight loss? I recently cut out sweet tea. I was pretty addicted. It is a sacrifice but not so dramatic that I feel like I am going crazy. What about you. Is there one small thing you could change today that would help make your goal possible? With Joy, Carey