for me because I'm keeping my days straight so far, lol!!
For those of you who are not familiar with the 28- Love your Body Challenge, by Molly Galbraith, link is below. It's awesome. I teared up for the first time today and I look forward to celebrating my body with the new challenge everyday!
“I am beautiful, on the inside and outside, and I feel especially beautiful when I finish a 6 mile run or a 30 mile bike ride. I feel beautiful when I complete a task that I thought was going to be impossible.”
This was a hard one for me. I realize that lots of other women feel beautiful, like they like the image they see in the mirror or they appreciate and feel like the compliments paid to them are real. I don't have this feeling. I need to work on that. I always feel like I'm average looking or maybe an ugly duckling who has, at 37 years, not turned into a swan yet. So when I reflected, I found that I feel most beautiful or powerful (after all, aren't those two things closely connected??) after a tough physical challenge.
Day 6 (I may over-share a little here, but it's the truth.)
”I love my body. It may not be 100% perfect, but it’s serves me well and it deserves love and compassion.”
My body is amazing. It endured over 10 years of self-abuse due to alcoholism, drug abuse, and two suicide attempts. It never quit on me. It survived and literally gave me the strength to continue life, recover, and get healthy. Thank you, body for persevering when mentally, I didn't want to.
Today I am sober, I eat healthy, and I exercise daily. I ran 5 miles on Friday, strength trained for 50 min and rode my bike 14 miles on Saturday, and I have a 7-mile run planned today. These are just some of the things I am thankful for.
Day 17-21 (10 min of excersise a day)
The highlights of this chalenge are:
As I stated above :-) Ran, rode bike, strength training. Today, day 21, I will run. I'll update how far tomorrow :-)
During the week, I am walking the dog and doing some leg work (lunges and squats) in my apartment. This seems to work for right now.
Thanks for reading!