Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today at the gym an older woman said to me "How do you get abs like yours?? I wish my abs looked like that". I was so shocked. I was surprised that somebody would say that to me. After all i'm nowhere near my goal weight. I started to focus on all of the things I haven't accomplished and wondered how she could think that about me when I don't look how I want to yet... But then I had to stop myself. I realize that I tend to overlook all the wonderful changes that i've made to my body and focus on the things that are still not "perfect". I've been so fixated on the weight that I have not lost yet, and tend to overlook the weight that I have lost. I realize that I should be more appreciative of how far I've come. I should look at those 63 lbs in a more positive way. Instead of "ugh, i still have to lose 63 lbs" i should say "OMG, only 63 lbs. to go!". I mean so far i've lost 77 lbs!! That is amazing and I need to be more proud of myself. I also need to be more thankful and honor myself and my practice. I've put my body through so much. My body carried me around when i was 270 lbs. It might not have been easy but it still worked hard for me. And then when i decided to start losing weight it did exactly what i wanted it to. 77 lbs is a great feat! And while i may not be at my goal weight, i've still come a long way and that's pretty freakin' awesome.
And about that woman in the gym today, it's pretty cool to know that somebody looks to me for inspiration. It's cool to know that somebody sees me the way i see those models in the fitness magazines :)
So, i suggest to you all to take a moment and Honor your body, and honor your practice. Be thankful for all that you've accomplished :)