My Motivation...

Monday, July 12, 2010

I just read a blog that made me stop and think. Rather than reply with something that may sound negative, without meaning to, I have decided to put it in a blog of my own. This is not to be another "pity party", but to remind myself what is motivating me to do things right this time.

I'm not doing this to be model thin. That won't make me a better person. I will be healthier and that will make me a better person because I will be able to enjoy the life that I am fortunate to have.

I'm torn with this idea of loving my body "as-is". If that were true would I be here trying to improve it? No. I love the person that I am inside, but my body is another story. I don't like that my knees hurt, that I get out of breath doing simple things, that it keeps me from loving the "whole" me. Yes, my body is a gift that I have abused and it is rebelling and making me angry so that I can fix it. If I were to say to myself "take it or leave it", I might take it and stay on the couch. I want to love the whole package for a long time.

This body is hurting me. Not just physically, but mentally as well. I do NOT like it! Let alone love it. Other people are welcome to take me as I am, or not. That is not who is important in this equation. This is about ME and being the best me that I am capable of being.

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    I totally agree!
    4040 days ago
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    I think you have it right. Thanks for sharing wonderful thoughts and ideas with us.

    4041 days ago
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    I agree with you. I have always felt worthy of losing weight, and I don't think I am less of a person because of weight. But do I know there is a difference in my body pain and stomach pain when I don't eat right. Yes, I do.

    I wear a LIVINGSTRONG bracelet now, just to remind myself, it is not just about losing weight, it is about being healthy. It's hard work changing bad habits, but I am worth the effort.
    4041 days ago
    Just take it one day at a time and one step at a time and believe in yourself..... you are important and keep doing what you are doing to go towards your goal, might take a little longer but, you know that is OK too, as long as you are going forward. I was at a meeting and they told me to stay in motion, so be it stretching, or chair exercises, or not staying still, like a child again, it is all good for you. It's a fact motion keep you working towards your goal and good health. emoticon
    4041 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I feel the same way....I love myself inside and enough so to try and make my outside package as beautiful as my inside. I have abused my body and put things in it that make me embarrassed to admit to at times. I love myself so much that I want to improve on the not so perfect aspects and there is nothing wrong with that as when the Lord made us, he didn't make us perfect! Nothing wrong with trying to be the best we can be and like you say, it doesn't mean pencil thin....just healthy and happy.
    4041 days ago
  • KHICKS22
    You have to be happy internally before you work on the other stuff. One day at a time, and do goof for YOURSELF...and no one else! Good luck!
    4041 days ago
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