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Self Pep Talk

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My scheduled 20 minute jog for today turned out to be a pep talk walk.
After yesterdays debacle I decided to confront myself head on (so to speak).
I wore workout tights and a long bra top, which left nothing to the imagination (this is important to know for later).

The pep talk went something like this (and was repeated several times):
You worked hard for 4 months to lose the weight.
You reached your goal as planned.
You were sick for the whole first month into your maintenance and you still maintained.
Two weeks into month two you freak out over the image in the mirror?
THIS is what you look like now.
THIS is what you worked hard to achieve.
THIS is you.

I walked into the Body Pump class and set up RIGHT in front of the mirror.
No poster cutting off my head.
All of me, head to toe, in the mirror.
Pep talk repeating in my head.

Yup, this is me.
And dare I say it?
I love me.
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    Good Job! I can relate. I'm not anywhere near my goal yet, but with a 40 lb loss, I can see changes.

    Enjoy your success and how you look - (hint hint - you look Good!!!)

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    1841 days ago
    That is AWESOME! Keep telling yourself those very words. I actually took a double take in the gym mirror yesterday because I saw a change. Then I told myself nawwww. I need to embrace the journey a little more. Thanks so much for the reminder. By the way...I love myself too! emoticon
    1842 days ago
    You are such an inspirier....Great job of reaching your personal goals... You are beautiful inside and out!
    1848 days ago
    Great job Dee, I'm so proud of you! You worked so hard to meet your goal, and it's very inspiring! Also, I bet you looked super cute in your outfit emoticon
    1850 days ago
    Love it! Great job :) I enjoy following your journey on SP! Keep up the great work!
    1850 days ago
    Great !! I loved it. Glad you did not lose your head at this time... (*^^*)

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    1851 days ago
    Way to go Dee! You deserve to love you. You worked hard to get to where you are! So glad you are embracing it now.
    1851 days ago
  • LADYJAY714
    Congrats! Loving yourself is a wonderful thing. Wonderful pep talk. Keep it going and BELIEVE every word of it because you've worked so hard and should celebrate your success! Have a beautiful day today! emoticon emoticon
    1851 days ago
  • SUSIEQ911
    Good for you!

    It took me a LONG time to get used to how I looked as I reached maintenance. It actually started about a month and a half before. I was bathing suit shopping and actually "saw" myself for the first time. I had to text my partner and have her come into the dressing room. I was so freaked out at what I looked like.

    It's been 7 month (as of yesterday) and I think I'm finally used to seeing the new sknnny me in the mirror. Now my issue is seeing through the bit of saggy skin that may never go away. I'm getting better at that, but it's not easy.

    My focus now is that I want to become really fit looking. Sometimes I do think I look a little to underweight so I really want to build muscle. I don't want to be a body builder or anything (that kind of grosses me out) but I want to look strong and fit kind of like Jillian I guess.

    You'll get used to the new you, just keep up with the pep talks!

    1851 days ago
    Great blog! Those are valuable and true words! Way to go
    1851 days ago
    Great job! You have earned it and your are proof that hard work pays off!
    1851 days ago
    Oh wow Dee.
    This one is great. I love that you did this. I have my self talks everyday and mostly the days I have to talk myself into getting back on that ice or to bootcamp.
    Glad you went up to the front of the class room too.
    Your very inspiring.
    And yes you have your head on straight, LOL.
    It's important to love one's self. You have come a long way ! emoticon
    1851 days ago
    What a great blog. You are beautiful and should be proud of the new you. I totally get this, because my daughter and grandkids are so proud of what I have accomplished. She tells everyone about me.

    My grandson who is 16 (a self absorbed age) has been using his smartphone, showing my sparkpeople naked-from-the-waist-up photo around school and asking the other kids to guess how old I am. I need to stay in shape just for them.

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    1851 days ago
    I'm glad that you have embraced the amazing woman in the mirror!
    1851 days ago
    You should love you! You're awesome! emoticon
    1851 days ago
    Wonderful! emoticon
    1851 days ago
    Fantastic pep talk
    1851 days ago
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