Monday, February 04, 2008
Nor do I need to be perfect. I can never reach perfection. I need to repeat this everyday to myself.
I was hit by this this morning when reading an article in Health magazine about striving to reach that perfect weight, perfect look, perfect house, etc. Doing any of these things is not healthy for one to keep going for something that is unattainable and unrealistic. I am always pushing myself to have the perfect body, perfect diet, etc., especially since I am getting my degree in nutrition. I feel that since I am going to be in that role, I need to be a better example. While that is true, I am also not expected to be perfect. Having a cookie or a piece of cake, on occasion, is alright. Skipping the gym one day to get my rest is totally acceptable.
Sometimes, I need to step back and look at what I am really going for. Am I wanting to look good for health or for vanity? Do I really need to have hips the size of a bean pole? NO! ; ) That is not me and who I am. Nitpicking myself has taken over my mind and I need to push those feelings away. As a whole woman, I feel confident, healthy and beautiful. That, it what I really need to repeat.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be." - Matthew 6:21