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My Pledge

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Body Pledge of Allegiance:

Today, I vow to start loving my body no matter how I am feeling, how I look, and wherever I am in my journey.

I promise to stop the self- criticism, negative self talk, and to be present in each moment to stop and acknowledge my negative thoughts, and how I am feeling. This will help me realize that almost everything my inner critic says is not true, and to change my beliefs.

I pledge to never again to participate in a barrage of bashing of myself. This includes picking myself apart when I make an error in judgment or a mistake no matter how big or small.

I promise to begin treating my body with respect by feeding it what it needs, and taking care of it so it can function as efficiently as it can - no matter what my age.

I promise to recognize that I can only ask so much of my body, and that it deserves to sleep and rest in order to prepare for the next day, and I will honor by giving it at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

I promise not to consciously or unconsciously compare my body to others.

I promise not to be influenced by the media, or the fashion industry in what makes a woman beautiful, or the right size. I know that the media does not set the standards for beauty or my self esteem, and is there only to further their own agendas, and line their pocketbooks.

I vow that I will no longer let the scale or a certain size define me.

I promise to recognize that all body types can be beautiful - including mine.

I pledge to recognize my strengths, achievements, and attractiveness. I will affirm to myself every day that I am wonderful just as I am in that moment.

I promise not to criticize myself, punish myself, or feel guilty when I make a mistake. I am human, not perfect; I know that my mistakes are a way to help me learn, which then helps me become stronger.

I pledge to be true to myself and others because it is who I wish to be.

I promise to stand up, and speak up for myself and others when I hear something harmful or emotionally demeaning said. We all deserve the respect and love of others.

I vow that I will remember that I deserve to love myself right here and right now in every moment.

Today, and every day from here forward, these are my choices!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ID_VANDAL 4/1/2013 5:48PM

    Very well said. This is something we all should apply to ourselves.

Our little (okay LOUD) inner voice can be our best friend or worst enemy! We get to choose and you've made a good choice!!

Keep on truckin!!



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MSEMBERSTORM 3/31/2013 10:21PM


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DAWNSJOURNEY 3/31/2013 11:35AM

    This is Awesome. We all need to do this. Thanks for sharing.Can I copy and post also . I need the reminder and to rest my brain. emoticon

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MARY0825 3/31/2013 10:30AM

    I love this! I need to take the same pledge. :-)

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    What a powerful message. Thanks!

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NPA4LOSS 3/29/2013 3:52AM

    emoticon I hope that you don't mid if I use this too! I should copy and post this on my wall! emoticon

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GRAMMAKARMIN 3/28/2013 2:14PM

    I love your pledge! emoticon

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OTTAWABOUND 3/28/2013 11:53AM

    that is a powerful and beautiful committment. Way to go.

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MSLZZY 3/28/2013 9:20AM


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EL-E-E 3/28/2013 8:28AM


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    Good for you!

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    Lots of good thoughts in this.

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AZMOMXTWO 3/28/2013 7:35AM

  thank you it is a great pledge and great way to do things

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COFFEEMUG2009 3/28/2013 7:33AM

    emoticon for the Pledge

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ELRIDDICK 3/28/2013 7:28AM

  Thanks for sharing

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