One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: Next Time

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Boy I have SO much to tell you but I just don’t have it in my tonight. This first week being home has been insane. Little guy and I have spent our days together, running errands, getting ready for kindergarten, doing crafts, it’s been fabulous! I also ran (sort of) 3 times this week, cooked bunches, and went to my first OB appointment. How in the HECK did I do this all while working?!? I didn’t even come close to accomplishing everything that I wanted to, but next week is a right around the corner. Do what I can when I can… right? :)

Anyway.. I have some updates on the training front that I need to tell you and also a fun new project I’m experimenting with in the next few weeks but all of that will have to wait for another post. Tonight I wanted to share the weekend quote and then go pass out. The whole first trimester exhaustion thing is hitting me hard! I’m tired and “the girls” are sore, REALLY sore. I’m sure you know what I mean. I think I’m going to have to buy more supportive running bras!

Ok.. enough babble… on to this quote! I stumbled across this one just surfing around but couldn’t find an author anywhere. It’s one of those fabulously simple thought provoking statements.

“To create more positive results in your life, replace “if only” with “next time”.”

I love that it reminds us to look ahead instead of back. Own the decisions you’ve made and if you don’t like the results from then then change your approach.



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    Jen @ KUrunner

    August 27, 2010

    Isn’t being a SAHM/WAHM so fun and completely exhausting at the same time?

    Your runs this week have been awesome! I ran almost the whole way through my last pregnancy even though my pace dropped about 2-5 mins a mile. Running during the first few months was so tough but it gets better… at least until you have to stop to pee every 5 steps. Keep it up!


    August 27, 2010

    Check out ENELL sports bras. They ROCK!. Total support. They are kind of scary to look at, but they keep my girls in place. My sis-in-law wore them during pregnancy and nursing and swears by them.

    So happy for your new addition!


    August 27, 2010

    I sleep like crazy in my first trimester with my first child, but with this second baby the third trimester is proving to be the most exhausting. Good luck with everything and I look forward to reading about your healthy lifestyle while pregnant. I think it great that you are still running!


    August 27, 2010

    Great quote! This reminds me that life is actually very long and we get lots of opportunities to do things differently. I often fall into the trap that this is my only shot, everything is riding on this one decision. But if I look back, that’s not really true.

    I remember interviewing for a job and really bombing and being so bummed that I didn’t get the job. But I took the feedback, practiced, interviewed for an even better job and got it! It all turned out better than I expected.

    Congrats on the super-sweet bun in the oven :)


    August 28, 2010

    My girls get sore during that time of the month ( not sure if that is the same) But I always just double up on sports bras. I guess that is a bit weird…


    I really like “replace “if only” with “next time”.” I like that! It’s similar to adding the word “yet” to the end of your sentence like, “I don’t run marathons… yet.” or “I don’t have the motivation to eat healthy… yet.”

    It’s funny how if you change or add just a word or two, it reframes the meaning to new possibilities.

    thanks for taking the time to post.


    August 28, 2010

    i love that, saying “next time” and creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of positivity! something i like to do (and don’t always remember to do) is to replace the word “but” with the word “and”… the word “but” negates everything that comes before it, while “and” doesn’t. so “i’m pretty but i have a weight problem” becomes “i’m pretty AND i have a weight problem”… better for the self-esteem. or “i ate too many doritos but i’m going to the gym tonight” becomes “i ate too many doritos AND i’m going to the gym tonight” so takes the excuse out of the first statement and the 2nd version is more honest. anyhoo, sorry to add a mini-blog post here, you just got thinking about good thought-process habits that i forget to use sometimes.


    August 28, 2010

    i meant “you just got ME thinking about…” sorry typo, i got all excited about the idea and didn’t proofread my comment very well!


    August 28, 2010

    I loooooove that quote. So many people don’t do that, they stay in the past and never make changes. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog.

    Fit Chick Fitness Workouts

    I completely agree with the love of the Enell sports bras — they have changed my life!


    August 29, 2010

    Ah, Roni – I am just coming back from a week’s vacation, and feeling anxiety/regret for various reasons. Love the idea of changing my approach! And on a positive note, I am really proud of how active I was last week, and all the healthy things I cooked and enjoyed.

    Patty (nycgirl0501)

    September 22, 2010

    I love this quote! I’m way behind on blog reading but I’m catching up!