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Why I Can Never Be Satisfied (and why that is good...)

Monday, October 24, 2011

I have the kind of personality where I am never satisfied with myself. If I run 4 miles, but walk the last block, it's not good enough. If I lose a pound, I worry that it's a pound of muscle because I missed a workout last week. Never satisfied. Never good enough. It's not that I really beat myself up or anything, but I also don't give myself credit for accomplishment. I used to think it was a curse, "oh why am i like this? boo hoo!" but in reality, it keeps me going. Keeps me trying, striving to always do better the next time.

Right now, I am at a healthy weight. I could maintain and be active and perfectly healthy, but THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. For some reason, I feel like that would be settling. It's not that I want to be super tiny, I want to be super strong. Strong is the new skinny, people!

I really think it's important to see the good in things you once thought were bad. For instance, my family is really struggling financially right now, but my son is going to grow up knowing the value of a dollar and never taking it for granted like I used to.

This is what I am working for. To be the most healthy me, to show him a good way to live.

If you find yourself feeling down, try to flip your thoughts into something positive. Celebrate your success, but always strive for more. Celebrate your family, celebrate life, after all, it is what we are working so hard for, right?
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  • TONEDTORI
    Don't we all have that gene of "nothing is ever good enough?" I've been gloomy this week, and asked myself for what. We are blesses,but just cursed w/ my procrastination and feeling overwhelmness blahs. Poor hs. BUT that is not the end of the world since I get my butt going at the end. I get it done at the end. the only thing w/ my health is that I have waited too long, and have settled for 15lbs over weight. I love me and the flubb, but want better. I appreciate my health, and it's fine to have to work hard to be toned and healthy. What is wrong w/ working hard? Okay, so we want better for ourselves, and we are thankful for our healthy and loving families. Keep going strong!
    3558 days ago
  • CBAILEYC
    You're absolutely right! Living a good life with our family is exactly what we're working for. Well said, lady!
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    Wonderful blog!!
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  • CODEMAULER
    Oh, this is what I'm struggling with! I keep raising the bar and expectations for myself - not necessarily a bad thing - and feeling frustrated with the things that I cannot change. My attitude has been gradually becoming more negative and Saturday was a tearful look at what a b*tch I've been lately.

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    Finding the blessings in situations goes a long way toward improving outlook and opinions, to be sure!
    3561 days ago
  • MANDY728
    I love this!!! I feel the same way! I'm so nervous because I just had my DS 3 weeks ago & I'm jumping back into the hectic life of losing weight, not feeling like what I'm doing is good enough, and thinking I could do more!!! Ahhhh!!!! Just one day at a time is all we can do, right??? Best of luck to you!!! BTW, your little guy is adorable!!! Does he love to eat lots of orange stuff? His nose is so cute! My DD was like that - carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, etc..) Her little nose was always orange! LOL!!!
    3561 days ago
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