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New Habits

Saturday, March 02, 2013

As a part of this week's 5% Winter to Spring Challenge I need to blog about what new habit I wish to develop. This is kind of tricky, because honestly, I've changed how I eat, changed how I exercise, and I am trying to think about how else I need to be healthy. So I think I need to turn to mental heath and well-being. What comes to mind is that I need to NOT compare my body to others. If it weren't for my old clothes and how loose they are (I have another pile that I need to take to the Goodwill and I no longer have any shorts that fit), I have to admit that when I look in the mirror, I don't see the changes that others claim to see in me. So I guess I would have to say that a new habit for me would be to look in the mirror every day and accept that this is my body. That it is a body in motion, working towards good health and strength. That my muscles will continue to tone and shape, that the loose skin will tighten, and that I don't need to look around at others and wonder if I am athletic like them, healthy as them.....I need to love and accept my body.
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  • HI-NRG
    This would be a difficult one for me too. But it does feel good taking those too big clothes to Goodwill, doesn't it!
    1904 days ago
    Yes you do! and you are still rockin' that new body or yours...
    1906 days ago
  • SAMI2012
    Sounds like a good one. It is hard, but you can definitely do it! I used to do the same thing when I was younger, now I would love to have the body I used to have. But all things in stride and we have to accept who we are not who others are.
    1906 days ago
    That is probably the hardest habit to break. We've been putting ourselves down for so long, it's hard to see that we've become lean and muscular. Keep looking at how hot you are in those pictures and don't look at the mirror too hard.
    1907 days ago
    Awesome! emoticon emoticon
    1907 days ago
  • -1MEVER2-
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    1907 days ago
    Great goal
    1907 days ago
    You're so right! Mental health does play a big part in how we view ourselves. I have struggled with being overweight my entire life and have always been so self conscious due to all of the taunting and teasing I endured as a child - but I need to remind myself that I am who I am, but I can make myself better! Thanks for all of your encouragement and inspiration!
    1907 days ago
    That is a very worthy goal. Good luck!
    1907 days ago
  • JENNIW29
    A great and challenging habit to implement! emoticon
    1907 days ago
    Excellent goal! This one is a keeper. This challenge has been hard for me. I thought I would only have to focus on my one goal, but after reading all of the wonderful blogs, I realize just how much work I have to do. I haven't read one new habit that I don't need to do myself. This assignment is exactly what I needed. Well, one habit at a time. Good luck!
    1907 days ago
    This is a great habit! We all need to be more accepting of our bodies and quit comparing ourselves to others. As women, we need to boost each other up, not automatically take a tally of those around us that are skinnier, more muscular, bigger, etc. You do look great!!
    1907 days ago
    body image is not as easy as it sounds.
    1908 days ago
    Have you tried comparing old full body pictures with new. I honestly feel I look alot thinner in the mirror than I do in a picture. I bit backwards but that's how it is. Seeing yourself in a picture may help you see yourself as others see you. Seeing yourself daily distorts how you see yourself. Glad you are doing so well. Keep up the good work.
    1908 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    You have a healthy awareness of what you need to do so that is half the battle! You are on your way!

    1908 days ago
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