Throwback Thursday #21

The weather has warmed, I have seen motorcyclists out and about, I can hear the birds chirping when I arise, and pitchers and catchers have reported! That’s right, my friends, spring is in the air!

I have taken advantage of the fresh air in the evenings and gone out for a walk. It feels good to feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my face.

I looked at side-by-side photos of myself and was impressed with my progress so far! Especially considering I did not remain consistent with my healthy habits as much as I would have liked last year. Stress from school and life, in general, got the better of me. I had to learn to overcome that and not rely on motivation. Sometimes I will not be motivated to work out, but that does not mean I shouldn’t. I mean, I remember not always being motivated to go into the office, but the bills would not get paid otherwise.

I plan on blogging about my journey now that I am starting to see results where I actually want to see results and found a plan I feel I can comfortably stick to.

The picture on the left was taken in February of last year, and I took the one on the right yesterday. You can tell my face is thinner, and I do not take up as much of the frame in the picture. I am incredibly proud of my achievements lately. I also have more self-discipline than I thought I did. Anyway, I will get into this in another post. (My hair looks healthier, too)!

I wrote this poem two years ago when I was looking forward to spring. I long for sundresses and strappy sandals and struggle with the winter blues, so the fresh air has been fantastic!

I am so looking forward to spring!

Love & life lessons,


Spring is Coming

these dark and dusty
cutthroat mornings are fading
as the sunlight filters through

the blinds, kissing my clavicle
I lower my blankets, reveling

in the warmth of nature’s furnace
upon my breasts
I smile a genuine smile
the songbirds sing good morning
and I hum them a tune
can you feel it?
Spring is coming

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20 Responses to Throwback Thursday #21

  1. Simon says:

    Spring is definitely coming – it’s been warmer here but getting colder again. I hope this year you leave those stresses behind and live the life you need to. πŸ™‚

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  2. We are far too hot here! It is wonderful when you see Spring is coming!

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  3. Laura Beth says:

    I’m so proud of you!

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  4. What an amazing transformation and testament to your willpower to achieve success! (Of course, I think you’re equally as pretty in both photos!) Soon, we won’t need heavy coats and gloves to stand on the porch and watch the sunrise!

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  5. joyroses13 says:

    I love Spring too and the way the weather has been teasing us lately with it has given me Spring Fever!

    You look great! Way to go! And I think it’s great that you can feel proud of yourself. ❀ i look forward to reading about your journey.

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  6. utahan15 says:

    chili con carne
    sing with harry
    be merry

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  7. johncoyote says:

    Beautiful photos dear Kristian and a wonderful poem for Spring. Here in my Michigan. Winter is holding on.

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  8. Dang girl!

    Great poem, great inspiration and yes spring is coming and soon it’ll be hotter and talking of which – dang girl πŸ™‚

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