I haven’t been cheesy for a while so that means it is about time for a mushy gushy feel good post right?!?!
First up, my workout this morning was 50 minutes on the stairclimber (that thing is trying to kill me) and 40 minutes on the elliptical. My calves are so sore today from really focusing on my foot strike the last few runs so cross-training was all I could whip out today:)
Someday’s your boots break and you walk around all day with a limp……..
Someday’s your arm hairs are so long because you haven’t had a chance to shave your arms in a month and you are clearly FREEZING…….
Someday’s you can’t control your hair horns and they are pointing everywhere…….plus, it is almost your birthday and you notice new wrinkles everywhere….
Someday’s it is hard to feel beautiful. We all have those days that we just feel like a beast and want to crawl back into bed to watch the Bachelor and fill our veins with sugar.
But here is a lil’ somethin somethin that helps me put things in perspective of what really matters and what really makes us beautiful…….
(Sorry boys, I will be back to my running adventures and daily 300 grams of sugar posts tomorrow, so bear with me)
For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beatiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
Walk with the knowledge that you’ll never walk alone.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place were love resides.
Two of the classes I teach everyday are health and also a class that is all about self-esteem. I also get to be the supervisor over a club called ‘The Breakfast Club.’ This club meets after school and it is for girls to get together and support one another and talk about sensitive issues such as depression, eating disorders, self-esteem and body image.
As soon as I start complaining about the way I look, the next thing I know it I am teaching teenagers about how to love themselves. I think God had a little role in having me teach these classes and advise the ‘Breakfast Club’ because I have struggled with these issues for the majority of my life. These classes have changed me. Between lesson planning, talking to my students and researching these topics I have learned so much about where our true self-worth comes from and I don’t think it comes from a new pair of jeans or if my 13 year old boy acne went away all of the sudden.
I am WORKING ON gaining my self-worth from my physical health (fueling my body properly and exercising), serving others, having integrity, making smart decisions, accomplishing things and developing new talents and skills. These are the things that really make us feel good about ourselves. ***Remember this is just my opinion and what works for me:)
Check out Jessica’s amazing Giveaway….she is too darn cute!!!
What do you do on those days that you feel blah/gross/unpretty (remember that TLC song?) and want to feel better about yourself?
-I have a bunch of self-help books that I love reading, service, listen to ‘Freckles’ by Natasha Bedingfield, call my Mom and EXERCISE of course:)
Is there anything that you want to see more of on hungryrunnergirl?
-Don’t ask me to take out my candy obsession or the stories of me and Bill’s crazy adventures cause those are my favorite! But, if there are any topics that you want me to cover I would love too!!
P.S. My bro is five years older, I am the baby of the family!!! People always think I look older than him so that is why I asked:)