A Broken Hearted Hippo
Monday, December 31, 2012
You get up early in the morning, and spend little time deciding what you want to wear. A good old pair of jeans, and that cute shirt you treasure. You hop out of bed, shuffle to the closet & slip...er...wedge yourself into those jeans. You slide...er...force that shirt on down over the tops of those jeans. You turn towards the mirror, and lo'...what do you see? Yea..just the lonely reflection of a broken hearted hippo.
Now this is what I want to change as of this new year in 2013. What's with the personal insults to yourself/myself? Do we get pleasure out of belittling ourselves? I know, I know...sometimes the temptation to call yourself a hippo, or any other cutting name is overwhelming, but even then...try to rattle off something positive. Instead of blurting out: "HEY LOOK, I'M A BIG FAT HIPPO!!"...rattle off something with intelligence, integrity, & motive. Try screaming: "I'M SKINNY & BEAUTIFUL!!".
Often times my mood, combines with what I know I should say...so my sentence comes out a little more like this: "I'M SKINNY DANG-IT, AND BEAUTIFUL TOO....YOU HEAR ME?!" All of this while screaming at the mirror too. Hey, but it counts! Did I say anything wrong there? Nope.
So next time you look in the mirror & see a walking can of biscuits, just visualize yourself as a slender hourglass, smile, and say "Hey gorgeous, you sure are slimming down!"
Here comes the good part...you begin to believe it too! Make it a point to compliment yourself daily, speak into existence what you want to be, and put the belief behind it my friend. You're gonna make it...seriously...you will. Just keep GOING. BELIEVING. KNOWING.
Examples of things to say to that beautiful, skinny, toned, fit self of yours in the mirror?
-Body, you are daily slimming down!
-Body, you are a beautiful [goal weight] pounds!
-I am slim, trim, and toned!
-I look beautiful in this outfit.
-Wow! Just look at those firm arms & toned legs!
You may want to say some of these a little quieter however, to avoid being hauled off to the loony bin by family members walking past your bedroom door.
Believe me, I need to take my own advice here. Start believing what you speak, and pretty soon the hippo that you feel like will become the unicorn of your dreams. :)