Saturday, March 02, 2013
As a part of this week's 5% Winter to Spring Challenge I need to blog about what new habit I wish to develop. This is kind of tricky, because honestly, I've changed how I eat, changed how I exercise, and I am trying to think about how else I need to be healthy. So I think I need to turn to mental heath and well-being. What comes to mind is that I need to NOT compare my body to others. If it weren't for my old clothes and how loose they are (I have another pile that I need to take to the Goodwill and I no longer have any shorts that fit), I have to admit that when I look in the mirror, I don't see the changes that others claim to see in me. So I guess I would have to say that a new habit for me would be to look in the mirror every day and accept that this is my body. That it is a body in motion, working towards good health and strength. That my muscles will continue to tone and shape, that the loose skin will tighten, and that I don't need to look around at others and wonder if I am athletic like them, healthy as them.....I need to love and accept my body.