Monday, May 13, 2013

Motivated Mondays - Love Yourself!

I've talked about my issues with body image a lot in the past and since I posted that and my mum read it and worried about me, it forced me to really think about what I was doing to myself and those around me by being so hard on myself.

I wasn't valuing who I am as a person.

I wasn't honouring how hard I work to be healthy and fit.

I was worrying my mum.

I was worrying my husband and forcing him to build me up all the time.

I was being disrespectful to those struggling with more weight to lose.

I wasn't living my best life.

I was wasting my life hating my body.

I wasn't honouring just how hard my body has worked for me.

I wasn't acknowledging reality - that I am fit and healthy.

 I've been really working on this.  I've been trying to stop my husband and I both from saying we're fat (he's almost as bad as I am!).  I have been reminding myself that I have accomplished a ton fitness and health wise.  And looked good doing it! I've motivated others to work out and I have forced myself to acknowledge that and what that means for me and my body.  I have been working on loving myself more.  And it's working - yes it's a work in progress but I have stopped the self-hate and worked towards the self-love.

Who's with me??


  1. I am! and with your husband, too! I am with you because it is really important for all of us to realize that there is no perfect body - we have the body we have and while we can work on it to keep it strong and healthy we can't change the basics of whatever that body is. It might have short stocky legs, or long lanky ones, but it is not much good if it isn't strong and working for you. While this young woman had lots going for her lookwise, she was smart enough not to go the size 4 route and instead chose a real look. Thank you H&M for recognizing this:

    I am so in awe of you for the way you are taking care of yourself and creating a wonderful space to share goals, ideas, dreams.

  2. Thank you! It's a daily struggle for sure to catch myself when I start the negative self talk but I'm getting better!

    Thank you for always supporting me!