Liking myself NOW!
”It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” ~Anonymous
Sometimes there is a list running in my head that tells me all the things that I am not. It can be exhausting. It limits what I can do and what I can become. I had never really considered it until I read it in such simple terms. The time that I have wasted on thinking about how I am not thin enough or not fit enough is time I cannot get back. Negative thinking causes negative emotions and then negative events are sure to follow. Most women I know think something is wrong with their bodies. This is even true for women who appear to have the perfect body. I always think, if I just had her body I would be thrilled. It’s not really that simple.
Positive thoughts are the only answer. I know I wont be able to get rid of the negative thoughts, but my goal is to replace them with positive ones. I spent too much time thinking about how much damage I did to my body being overweight for so many years. Not productive or helpful. I can’t change the past. My replacement for this negative thought is how thankful I am for how far I have come. Losing all this weight allows me to be active and interested in every day life and hopefully extend my life for my children’s sake. The bottom line is I am happy, so why waste time? I do love my life and everyday I try to improve on what I have. This year I have run a half marathon and did a mud run. I have changed my life completely. I am looking for the next thing, but in the meantime let’s celebrate what we are and what we have in this very moment.