So many bloggers are devoting their time and energy into well thought out posts and series on the topics of body image, eating disorders, and self love this week and their inspiration, tips, and stories couldnt be more well received by me.
Sometimes it seems like the more weight I lose the more I struggle with my body image and I find myself being more critical than I ever have before of my body. In fact, until I had the Ah Ha moment when I decided to change my life, I rarely thought about losing weight. I had accepted my body for what it was and what it wasn’t. I didn’t think about food, exercising, or my weight all that much and when I did it came and went and I didn’t dwell on it.
I spend too much time comparing, contrasting, and beating myself up about my body. I feel guilt over things that I eat, not going to the gym, or because I havent already met expectactions I put in place for myself – all of that needs to change.
I’ve made some huge strides in changing my life and although I’m not done yet, I still have plenty to celebrate.
I can’t think of a better combination of circumstances than now to commit to positive self talk once and for all.
For the next 7 days I vow to:
- I work hard to accomplish my goals
- I’m a good mother to Ernie & Ollie
- I am a supportive girlfriend
- I am caring towards the environment
- I’m a fun aunt
- I make people laugh
- I take pleasure in small, everyday things
Tell 1 women in my life each day why they are beautiful to me. Like my mom.
Not only is she beautiful on the outside but she is on the inside as well. She encouraging, motivating, and supportive and has been my whole life. Even now from 1/2 way across the country she continues to be the most important lady in my life!
On the topic of POSITIVE TALK:
I am home from vacation! Im working on getting back in the swing of things, but tomorrow expect some food blogging (have you missed it!?) and a quick recap of our travels – think photos, food, and fun!
Visit Trading Up Downtown for my NuVal Quick Guide guest post!
See ya tomorrow! Hope your Monday is happy!