Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Accepting Who I am Today

I have spoken with so many women and no one I speak with says, “ I love myself exactly the way I am.”  Everyone has something they need to change.  I know we are striving for perfection in this life and that we should desire change but can’t we still love ourselves? or Can we at least lovingly accept who we are and how we look today?

This has been a struggle for me.  I look in the mirror and my eyes go right to my trouble spots.  I never spend much time looking at the huge overall improvement or the areas that look great.  Well today I decided to be different.  I will love myself no matter what.  I have so much to be thankful for.  I especially need to be thankful for this body and the great opportunities I have been given because of it.  I need to appreciate it, warts and ALL!

So today after coming home from boot-camp at 6:30am I took this picture.  It is a little blurry but it is for me to appreciate where I am today.  I need pictures to remind me of my journey.  I now live a healthy life and numbers should not decide my happiness.

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I don’t always see myself the way others do.  I am hard on myself and often only see the numbers on the scale.  I carry a lot of weight for many reasons (ex lrg bone structure, 5’1o.5” frame, extra skin, etc.) and so when I see others numbers on the scale I tend to compare my numbers to theirs.  I don’t think about their height being 5-10 inches shorter because I see those pounds difference and think I should weigh less!

I do not have a perfect body and will never have one;  BUT I do have a very healthy body and I need to celebrate that!

I challenge you to make one healthier choice every week and very soon you will be able to feel and see a difference in your body.

 

My lunch today:

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Taco Salad

2 cups romaine lettuce

1 cup spinach

4 small mushrooms

1/4 cup homemade salsa

1/4 cup ground lean turkey

9 multigrain chips

Approx. 300 calories

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1/2 cup  Fat Free/ Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding (1% milk)

with chocolate animal crackers (I ate 10 )

approx. 160 calories

1 comment:

  1. I saw a YouTube video some time back about an Asian musician, violin I think, who had no legs. In part of it, her mother was berating her for being too fat - because a 3 foot tall person shouldn't weigh that much. I was horrified. She wasn't a 3 foot tall child, she was a 5 foot tall woman who just happened to have no legs. She couldn't be squeezed into the definition of a 3 foot tall person!

    In the same way, you can't judge yourself by someone else's height and body type. It's just as unfair.

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