As I was standing in front of the mirror at pump class this morning waiting until the legs section was done so that I could start my upper body workout, I started picking my self apart.
I started thinking…….
-Your runner leg muscles are atrophying
-Why does my skin resemble that of dipping it straight into the fryer at Wendy’s?
-And the whole free haircut, due to the large amounts of chlorine in the pool, is just not working on you. (I do wear a swim cap and put conditioner on my hair before I put my cap on but it is still doing some major hair breakage).
As much as I tease myself on the blog and in real life about my big head, my abuse of self-tanner and greasy hair…..I actually think those things are funny and I don’t really think twice about it. The real hurt occurs when I start picking myself apart in front of the mirror about things that I focus in on that no one else notices, I hope at least:)
It doesn’t matter how many people give you compliments or how awesome everyone else thinks you are, you will never believe them until you truly think that way about yourself.
I know you have probably seen this sort of thing on a lot of blogs, but we can never do it too much! As women we tend to get so down on ourselves, today is the day to change that awful habit.
On the count of three I want you to say out loud one of your most favorite physical features about yourself (I promise that your co-workers will only think you are a weirdo for a few minutes after you yell out MY LEGS)…..and no one is allowed to think that there isn’t anything, because you better believe I will make you skype with me so I can tell you all of the amazingly gorgeous and wonderful things about you!!!
I am loving all the lifting and swimming I am doing and how they are shaping my arms to be strong and they may help me be able to finally beat my mom at an arm wrestle. Definite improvement people:)
Most of you reading this blog have mastered the self-discipline it takes to workout like tigers and feed your body a lot of nutritious foods, my challenge for all of us is to use that same self-discipline that we know we have and channel it into thinking positive about ourselves. Time to focus in on our favorite things about ourselves rather than focusing on the negative!
It only takes 21 days to form a habit and just think about how much all of these positive, happy thoughts about ourselves will impact the rest of our life/family/friends for the better…..especially those little one’s in our lives that hear everything we say about ourselves. Let’s start them off on the right track and help them to see the best in themselves by being good examples of loving ourselves.
Tell me AT LEAST one of your favorite things about yourself!!!
What habit have you formed recently that you are PROUD of?
-Spending time each day reading religious stuff and flossing all of the sugary goodness off of my teeth daily.