Thursday, February 14, 2013
First off, I want to say thank you to all of my Spark Friends for all the love and encouragement on the last post as well as while I've been "gone". I'm still not 100% yet, but I am working on it.
We live in a society where we have to be thin to be beautiful. We have to look like a super model in order to avoid getting bullied or joked on. I'll be honest, I began this journey to look better in my clothes which in turn will boost my self-confidence. It has worked for the first 20 pounds, but my reason for looking great isn't working anymore.
So what if we decide to forgo the reason of looking sexy? What if we loved our bodies and souls just because? Regardless of the size, we are all so beautiful in our own ways.
So, I'm choosing to get healthier out of love and respect for my body and soul. My body can do so many wonderful things - heal itself, run, lift, etc. Since it allows me to do some amazing things, I want to honor it with love, healthy foods, adequate sleep, and exercise.
I know this is a weird post, but I read Coach Nicole's article this morning: "How Loving Myself Led to Losing Weight", and it opened my eyes. Let's turn our backs on society's ideal image, and let's just celebrate who we are with healthy alternatives!