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Be Your Own Valentine

Thursday, February 07, 2013



Today is day 41 of my current streak!

My personal theme for this month is to be my own Valentine. I've spent way too many years putting myself down for my imperfections, neglecting my health and spirit, and just not loving myself enough. But not anymore! I realize now that its so important for us to love ourselves. Its not selfish! We owe it to ourselves and to our loved ones to care enough about ourselves to be the very best that we can be. That means appreciating our bodies and doing our best to be as healthy as possible.

"Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy?
This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth.
Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out. "
~Alan Cohen



So as part of my desire to be my own Valentine this month (and beyond!) I started a weekly challenge on one of the teams I co-lead....to post one thing each day that you love about your body! Today was the last day of the challenge so I thought I would post my list of the things I love about my body.



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Friday Feb 1;Ok, I'm going to say it...I like my butt! emoticon
Its still bigger than I want it to be, but it has definitely gotten smaller and firmer! I chalk that up to all the DDP Yoga I do, especially the "Below the Belt" workout which is my favorite one! I think my butt is the area that has shown the most progress, lol.

Saturday Feb 2; My upper arms are my "trouble zone." Its where the fat goes first, and its where I lose last, too! But in spite of that, I love my arms because they are STRONG!
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Sunday Feb 3; I like my eyes. I think they sparkle with good health now!
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Monday Feb 4;I like my thighs! they still have a little more jiggle than I'd like, but they are strong and they are getting firm!
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Tuesday Feb 5; I love it that I can feel my collar bones!
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Wednesday Feb 6; My neck has slimmed, and there is a nice curve where my neck meets my shoulder. I love how feminine that makes me feel!
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Thursday Feb 7; I love my waist! For so long, I didn't even have a waist! The extra weight made me just look round. But now that I've lost 71 lbs, I not only can see my waist, but it is pretty darned firm! I'm proud of those oblique muscles!
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So far, February is going great for me. I hope its been great for you too! Don't forget to be your own Valentine...you really are worth it!



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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/24/2013 9:53AM

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FIRECOM 2/14/2013 12:37PM

    My body is the only one I have so I may as well love it.
And I do, wrinkles and all. I have a lot of old skin left over after loosing a total of 175 lb, the last 70 or so was on SP.

Loved you blog and yes, I thought I would never get to the end of the comments. Congrats.

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IMEMINE1 2/12/2013 12:26PM

    Very good blog.
I notice a lot more fans of yours.
I have to keep scrolling and scrolling to leave a comment.
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CICELY360 2/10/2013 5:16PM

  good blog

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ELZENAD1 2/9/2013 6:10PM

    Way to go!!!!! emoticon

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AME4IT 2/9/2013 3:21PM

    I love the "Love your body because" photo - is so refreshing to see a real woman's body when talking about perceptions. The woman in the picture is curvaceous and beautiful - not stick thin and hungry

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IOWADEB 2/9/2013 12:00PM

    Thank you!

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RAINBOWMF 2/9/2013 10:15AM

    Self talk is one of the best medicines we can use for self love.

Great blog.

Hugs Mary

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ELLIE381 2/9/2013 7:50AM

    Great job Pixie! emoticon

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    Another hit, Pixie!!! This is great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 2/8/2013 9:23PM

    Another emoticon Blog Pixie!! Love the line "Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy?" emoticon

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FALLNTENN 2/8/2013 8:42PM

    I love the idea of being your own valentine.

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I need to work on this too.

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JIBBIE49 2/8/2013 6:13PM

    Great.

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NEWTINK 2/8/2013 4:54PM

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MONIQUE432 2/8/2013 4:34PM

    we always have something that we can like about ourselves. Thanks for reminding us of that!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/8/2013 2:27PM

  What a great blog, Pixie............When we are our best advocates, we can't help but win. emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/8/2013 12:47PM

    That was a great challenge. I think I would still have trouble with it. I am going to try it and see. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJSHIP46 2/8/2013 11:58AM

    emoticon We do such a better job of taking care of ourselves if we can also love ourselves... You Rock!!!

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Those are just a few of the things I think about when I read your blogs. I love all of your blogs but this one really hits me where I live. Going to TRY to start liking myself a little more and be as nice to me as I am to my friends. Thanks for this reminder.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon for the motivation to make a list about HOW I LOVE MYSELF INSIDE AND OUT. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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XTINA46 2/8/2013 10:22AM

    Hey Pixie! Love your lovin' list but don't forget to start another list about how much you love the YOU that lives inside your beautiful body! Because that's something ti celebrate for valentines day too! You should list things like kind, determined, loving, strong... You fill in the extra blanks from the inside out!!!!! :-)

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NEWCHINELO 2/8/2013 10:21AM

    YES,i am going to be selfish for once and be my own valentine.Thanks for sharing,Pixie!

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CHRISBEM 2/8/2013 9:36AM

    I like the idea of being my own Valentine

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 2/8/2013 9:12AM

    I loved reading all the ways you love your body ~ it's like a love song to yourself! That's a great idea to focus daily about something we love about our bodies. I think women especially tend to be our own harshest critics, so anything we can do to offset our negative judgment of ourselves is a good thing!
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DIANNEMT 2/8/2013 9:05AM

    A great challenge--we could all use that!

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MIMIDOT 2/8/2013 8:50AM

    What a great idea! I loved your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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NEWMOM20121 2/8/2013 8:48AM

    Love the blog. Great job.

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JANEMARIE77 2/8/2013 8:37AM

    life just gets better and better when you start thinking and saying nice things too and about our selves

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WALLINMW 2/8/2013 8:27AM

  Stay with it!

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KARRENLYNN 2/8/2013 8:14AM

    Great job!

Karen

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MOMMY445 2/8/2013 7:54AM

    what a great blog,Pixie! have a fabulous day!

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SANDYCRANE 2/8/2013 7:36AM

    You are very lovable Pixie.

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CVRONEK 2/8/2013 6:46AM

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What a perfect blog for this month and for all of us, on this journey!

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PENOWOK 2/8/2013 6:23AM

    That's great, Pixie!!

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NCSUE0514 2/8/2013 6:00AM

    Thank you~

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SLACHETKA103145 2/8/2013 5:44AM

    Great Blog full of inspiration and encouragement!

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TRYINGHARD54 2/8/2013 5:32AM

    awesome!

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