HAPPY FREAKIN FRIDAY!
April is just too crazy of a time in our lives. I will admit that I bring all the crazy onto myself. Between last Friday and next Monday I’ll have done all of these things: Coached soccer twice | Volunteered at a Red Shoe Chili Cookoff pouring beer with DOC | Took four boys to Dave and Busters with DOC | Baked a cake | Became PTO Secretary | Helped create a fourth grade poster presentation, monologue and end of year presentation | Rebuilt a MLP Castle ($&*% million pieces) | Ran up a mountain | Bought all the supplies for a Fairy Garden Party | Hired a new summer sitter (fingers crossed) | Had a pizza night with friends | Threw a Fairy Garden Party for three girls | Baked a cake | Ran a 5K | “Ran” a 1/2 (there will be walking) | Visited family | Started a new job.
That’s right, after leaving my job at The University in December of 2013 and spending a year-and-a-half in the non-profit world, I’m heading back to The University in May. What that means is that while I’m still going to be working on my health and wellness and being a wife and mom, I’ve decided to stop coaching for beachbody and running accountability groups on line. I’m still going to blog from time to time and share on social media at The Evolution of Mrs. Aimee C on facebook and instagram, but far less.
SO! I’d love to share with you some of my favorite people to follow who make me FEEL good about myself and where I am on my wellness journey, as a woman, as a wife and a mom. I don’t like folks who don’t seem real or who I can’t relate with – so these ladies really connect with me and where I am in my life.
What You Can When You Can: The women behind the #WycWyc Movement: Carla and Roni are legit. They’re moms, fit chicks, wives, just trying to get shit done. They are, as Carla says, unapologetically themselves, honest and kind. I listen to their podcast on my runs. They make me feel like I don’t need to be AMAZING ALL THE TIME – I just need to do the best I can in any given moment and accept that I don’t have to do it all. They aren’t letting anyone off the hook – they just let you hit a pause and cut yourself some freakin’ slack. Join their movement!
Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans: The Shrinking Jeans posted this earlier this week and I think I shared it everywhere. This is as real of a reminder as we get. IF you like doing challenges – they host them monthly, offer great advice, and a trusting community. If you follow me, I think you’ll like this group!
Running With Curves: Jill Angie. My gosh, she loves curvy women enough to write a book just for us! She has built a curvy runner group that I love being a part of on facebook. This group is so MOTIVATING! She hosts virtual races, gives tips on clothes for curvy women to move in! Shocking! I know! If you are a curvy athlete – you NEED to follow Jill at Running with Curves.
(PS – speaking of curvy girl fitness clothes – I just tried these NEW Katie K Active’s Signature Urban Capri’s this week. I swear I heard angels singing. Pants that stay up and have a perfectly positioned pocket to hold my chapstick and iphone? YES!!!! Visit KatieK active and if you choose to purchase anything use the code Aimee15 for 15% and free shipping on your order!)
That is WAY more than Five – but no matter what stage of your journey you are in, I want you to find someone to connect with. These are several that are meeting where I am in MY journey, and of course I still follow other blogs (Momastery, Relay Foods, What’s Up Black Dude) for other parts of my life, but for wellness and my well being, I choose these folks right now.
Who are YOU reading that motivates you to move and to love yourself? Go visit the Friday Five Linkup – all the fifty plus bloggers over there are sharing THEIR favorites! That’s a lot of reading and a whole lot of inspiration for you!
Make it a great weekend!