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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.

A what?!

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. :)
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    Completely agree with you on that! Sometimes it's almost like a shield that we hide behind, like if we can fire the darts before they do, it makes it alright.

    When I was young, I used to make fun of my own weight, or how my back looked, or how I ran...just so others wouldn't behind my back. It seemed that if they knew, that I knew already...it made it easier to deal with. How wrong huh?

    (lol, and yes I'm familiar with fat amy).

    Agree with you on how stopping negativity would help us physically and spiritually as well. It's so true.
    1875 days ago
    I think I say negative comments to myself and believe them so I can beat others to the punch. If I believe it, then it doesn't hurt as much and other people can't hurt me? I dunno. It's kinda like Fat Amy in the movie Pitch Perfect (If you haven't seen it, RUN to go get it!).

    Fat Amy introduces herself as "Fat Amy" because she already knows that people are thinking it in their heads, so she wants to beat them to the punch. It's funny at first and it's kind of like she's saying, "Up yours, you skinny witches!" but then it makes me think of how mean women are to each other and to themselves.

    You're right, we shouldn't say negative things about ourselves because that only keeps us chained in depression. We also need to stop comparing ourselves to other girls and looking at other girls with jealousy/hate. It's hard, but it's something that needs to be done to be physically and spiritually healthier.
    1875 days ago
    Happy New Year to you as well!
    1876 days ago
  • DDLM13
    Your so right, i am guilty of that myself....Happy New Year!
    1876 days ago
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