I started watching the Real Housewives because I was fascinated by wealthy women living lifestyles that I could never possibly attain. Weirdly enough, I actually find myself relating to a lot of the cast members in regard to many aspects. Sure, I will never be a rich and famous reality star, but I do find myself agreeing with a lot of the comments that the women make. More often than that I have a “that’s so me” feeling when I’m watching these shows.
Yes, I know that I would never be able to pay thousands of dollars for a spin class to benefit a charity like RHOBH ladies did this past season. I also don’t have my own fitness studio to work out in like Tamra Judge does on RHOC. But I do have something in common with these women: the difficulty to stay fit. I’m not throwing shade and saying that they don’t look amazing – because they honestly all do – but just like myself, they have also complained about dieting and fitness pretty often. There have been a lot of times when the women from Real Housewives have understood the struggle to get in shape.
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So the next time you can’t drag yourself to the gym or you cheat on a diet, just remember that you are not the only one. You can even say that you are just “channeling your inner Real Housewife” if you want to. Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t bring yourself to be 100% dedicated to health and fitness. There have been a lot of times when your favorite Real Housewives have expressed the same thoughts that you’ve had pretty often.
When You Try On A Go-To Outfit & It Doesn’t Fit Like It Used To
You might not actually weigh yourself, but you know something is up when you can barely zip your favorite pair of jeans.
When You Can’t Resist Snacking
All of your friends are posting about their daily workouts and meal preparations, but you know that a salad will never satisfy your hunger. Ever.
When You Want To Look Hot At An Upcoming Event
You got invited to a party and you have to bring your A game. This means that you need a killer outfit and you actually have to fit into it so you step up your game...at least for a couple weeks until you return to your normal habits.
When You Order Clothes Online & You Are Scared To Try Them On
I love the luxury of online shopping, but it does have its own agony: waiting for clothes that may or may not be flattering. All you can do is hope that you did not waste your money and that you look great when you try them on.
When Your Metabolism Isn’t What It Used To Be
You used to be able to eat all the fast food you heart desired and still wear whatever you want. Those days are long gone now; you have to remind yourself to stay disciplined with your diet.
When You Try A New Workout & Don’t Know What To Do
It’s so awkward when you finally build up the nerve to attend a new fitness class. Then you get there and it seems like you're the only one in the room who doesn’t know the steps, social anxiety kicks in, and all you want to do is eat some chips on your couch.
When You Realize You Should Go To The Gym
You should be waking up early to hit the gym, but sleeping in your bed is just so enjoyable.
When You Try To Come Up With Excuses To Avoid The Gym
Your sweatpants will never let you down and you do love them, so I guess it’s not so awful that you didn’t end up working out today (yet, again).
When You Tell Yourself You Gained Weight From Building Muscle
They say that muscle weighs more than fat. You have no idea if that’s actually true, but it’s a good excuse to have when you look down on the scale to see that you’ve gained a few pounds.
When You Comply With The Specified Portions Of Your Diet
You followed your diet’s guidelines correctly, but you can’t believe that this little amount of food can actually satisfy a human being. You need like four times this much food to count it as a snack, let alone an actual meal.
When You Step On The Scale To Check Out Your Progress
You feel like you did a good job with the diet and fitness the past couple weeks, but you don’t want to know what you actually weigh. That’s way too overwhelming…unless you miraculously lost ten pounds because that is some info you would be happy to see.
When You Order Fries & A Friend Reminds You You’re On A Diet
It’s your life. You'll make these mistakes on your own. No one is allowed to obsessively talk about your diet except for you.
When You Commit To A Juice Cleanse
You are all about those 1-5 pounds that you can lose - and then immediately regain - from juicing, but you do not actually want to go through the process.
When You Actually Stick To Your Diet
This better all be worth it. You are consuming a kale salad when it’s the last thing you want to be eating.
When You Attempt To Have Fun At The Gym
Squats and lifting are not fun, but if you can get silly during your routine, it helps pass the time.
When Someone Asks How Your Fitness Efforts Are Panning Out
You love the idea of being fit, but you just cannot get on board to take any sort of action that would achieve that.
When You Want To Motivate Yourself On The Treadmill
You don’t want to run, but you know you have to, so you do your best to be your own personal trainer.
When You Realize That Swimsuit Season Is Around The Corner
Thank god there are a plethora of swimsuit options these days. It’s a lot easier to search every single store for a flattering option that covers what you want it to than to actually get into good shape.
When You Want To Look Hot At The Last Minute
They say that Summer bodies are made in the Winter, but just in case you skipped that step, you can just get in some random lunges here and there no matter what you’re wearing or where you are.
When You Start Using Hash Tags Like #FitFam And #CleanEating
Congratulations. You have fully transformed. You are going to the gym when you planned, eating what you’re supposed to, and now you want to share that with all of your followers and Facebook friends. Just don’t over do it - no one wants to see that.
TELL US – WHICH REAL HOUSEWIFE DO YOU RELATE TO MOST WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING IN SHAPE?
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