I read 10 blogs today written by other SP members. I also went through various goodies and comments in the goodies I have received over the last week. The theme I noticed running through it all? A struggle with Self Love.
So who else struggles with this? Who else is the first to:
Binge eat when they are stressed, hurt, angry, or sad.
talk poorly about yourself to yourself or others.
discount yourself or your abilities.
decide not to exercise... you're not worth it anyway.
look in the mirror and truly dislike everything you see.
reject positive comments or compliments from others, they have to be lying.
recoil from doing anything that might put you in the limelight, or expose you in any way.
pass this self hatred onto your kids, because it is all they see from you.
Well if you answered yes to even half of those, in my eyes... you also struggle with Self Love issues.
YOU DESERVE MORE.
YOU DESERVE YOUR DREAMS.
YOU DESERVE TO BE LOVED. TO BE COMPLIMENTED.
THE ONLY THING HOLDING YOU BACK IS YOU.
It is time to believe in yourself. It is time to lift yourself up. It is time to for once and for all... do what you've always dreamed. Quit letting you hold yourself back.
You are loved and valued by someone special in this world. I am certain of it.
You are talented at SOMETHING. Everyone has a special gift to give. It's just a matter of figuring out what it is and giving it to the world.
You are worthy of being successful. Don't you dare tell yourself you're not. I heard that. Tell that nagging voice in the back of your mind to hush it's mouth because you don't have to give it the time of day.
YOU CAN DO THIS. Just keep putting one foot (or fork) in front of the other.
Why do I have the right to say any of this to you? Because I am a fellow Self Hater. I too struggle with what I see in the mirror. I struggle with knowing I am worthy. I struggle with how the world views me. I want to end that struggle. I want to become all I can be (without joining the Army). So I am taking steps to end my negative self talk dialogue. I am taking steps to breaking out of this vicious cycle of self hatred and binge eating. I am going to conquer this if it is the last thing I do. You're welcome to join me, because you are worth it too. If you're with me, then commit to doing one positive and good thing for YOU this week. Can't think of something good for you? Here are a few ideas:
Track all your food this week
Stick to your exercise routine this week
Buy that goal outfit you've had your eye on.
Compliment yourself every time you look in a mirror (instead of cringing and shying away from them. Yes... be the woman in the bathroom who knows she is beautiful, and isn't afraid to check her make-up before walking back to the table. You are worth it.)
Every time you recognize that negative voice in your mind trying to butt in, tell it to butt out. YOU ARE WORTH IT.
Buy that exercise gear that will help you stay committed to your goals.
Make good clearly defined goals that include nothing but positive self talk.
Drink 8-10 8oz glasses of water!
Whatever works for you. You figure it out. If you want to share it with us here then please do so, if not - I don't mind at all that you lurk and follow us along, just as long as you realize you are worthwhile. This is a Be Kind To Yourself Zone!!!! I am going to track everything I put in my body this week, in an attempt to be aware of what I am putting in my body and begin loving myself.
Today's Weight: 194.8
Morning Back Pain: 6
Tuesday: AM Jog
Thursday: AM Jog
Saturday : AM jog