Catching Up From a Busy Weekend

I am going to include the last 3 days’ Facebook posts in full since I need to catch up quickly and get back to work.
HAPPY SATURDAY!!!!

It has been a full day already!  FIT class, T25, and ACRO YOGA! YUP! I got to FLY! I have a LOT of trust issues, and I always feel like I MUST be too heavy for anyone to hold me up, but I did it! Thanks to some VERY good friends with a TON of patience! 

Now, on to today’s Confidence Builder….

30-Days To a More Confident You!

Day 26 – Ditch the Impossible Comparisons!

Do you REALLY think that all models look like they do in magazines? That “flawless” beauty they ALL seem to posses? And even their natural beauty without the photoshop is not always “natural”. Not saying that they are not beautiful, I am just saying that it we are ALL beautiful in our way! I am NEVER going to look like Nicole Wilkins, no matter how hard I try! I can work to look MY best, but trying to look like someone else’s best is just silly!

Compare you ONLY to YOU! Just try to be YOUR best, because everyone else is already taken!

Head UP! Shoulders BACK! Smile ON! Now get out there and take on the world!!!

Photo: HAPPY SATURDAY!!!!

It has been a full day already!  :)  FIT class, T25, and ACRO YOGA!  YUP!  I got to FLY!  I have a LOT of trust issues, and I always feel like I MUST be too heavy for anyone to hold me up, but I did it!  Thanks to some VERY good friends with a TON of patience! :)

Now, on to today's Confidence Builder....

30-Days To a More Confident You!

Day 26 - Ditch the Impossible Comparisons!

Do you REALLY think that all models look like they do in magazines?  That "flawless" beauty they ALL seem to posses?  And even their natural beauty without the photoshop is not always "natural".  Not saying that they are not beautiful, I am just saying that it we are ALL beautiful in our way!  I am NEVER going to look like Nicole Wilkins, no matter how hard I try!  I can work to look MY best, but trying to look like someone else's best is just silly!  

Compare you ONLY to YOU!  Just try to be YOUR best, because everyone else is already taken!

Head UP! Shoulders BACK! Smile ON! Now get out there and take on the world!!!
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HAPPY SUNDAY!

Looks like it is going to be a beautiful day. I have been cleaning and doing laundry since the minute my feet hit the ground this morning. So sorry I am late, but here is my reflection on today’s Confidence Builder!

30-Days To a More Confident You!

Day 27 – Stop Sweating The Superficial Stuff!

For me, this has a lot to do with how I “look”. I used to really worry about all the loose skin on my thighs and abdomen. But I am finished with that. Do I feel it will keep me from some things? Oh sure. So I won’t be a bikini model! LOL! I don’t think that was going to ever be a goal of mine anyway, so I think I am OK with that. 

When I finally realized all I had done to improve my health, the excess skin seemed a lot less important. Always remember to celebrate your successes and don’t put so much stock in being perfect! And remember that SLOW progress IS progress!!!

I will be offline most of the day, so MAKE today GREAT!!!!

Head UP! Shoulders BACK! Smile ON! Now get out there and take on the world!!!

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GGGOOOOOOOODDDDD MONDAY MORNING!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I did! Spent some time with some great friends and had some fun at an Acro Yoga Class. I got in all of my workouts, but did NOT have an even remotely good food weekend  Too much going on, and I seriously needed some rest that I didn’t really get. But I am not going to put myself down for it. Which leads me to today’s Confidence Builder.

30-Days To a More Confident You!

Day 28 – Talk to Yourself Like a Friend!

I would never belittle or attack a friend just because they had one “off” week of eating. I would encourage them to get back on track, and give them my support and help. Well, that is exactly what I am going to do for myself! No more beating myself up, which just leads to worse behavior and more stress, which in turn leads to emotional eating and an abundance of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn will make me hold on to the weight. So, I am going to do my best to get proper rest this week. Stick to my eating plan as best I can, and get in my workouts.

So if you too tend to be emotionally and mentally abusive to yourself, think of yourself as a friend. Would you do that to them? And WHY? Because it is unproductive, and usually backfires. I remember my Mom telling me as a kid that I really needed to lose my “belly”. What did that do to me? Made me rebel and eat more. I remember one of my first “diets” when I was 12. Ex-Lax and Green Beans! UGH! And after losing 12# in about 2 weeks, I was feeling sick, deprived, and ready to eat everything in sight. After which, I became sicker and fatter. So my yo-yo dieting started very young, as did my destructive self-talk.

But today I know better. Positive, reaffirming, encouraging self-talk is where the real progress comes from! If you are not quite there, and don’t feel like you believe in you. Know that I BELIEVE IN YOU! If after all the many many ways I abused my body, mind, and even my soul over the years, I can forgive myself and learn to treat myself well, so can You!

I KNOW YOU CAN! And I hope to be here to watch and maybe even help!

>–^^–< HUGS!

MAKE today GREAT!!!

Head UP! Shoulders BACK! Smile ON! Now get out there and take on the world!!!

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Remember to ALWAYS treat yourself the same way you wish everyone would treat you!
I challenge you all to take a post it out right now and write a compliment to yourself.  Put it somewhere that you will see it at least a few times a day!  I like to put mine on the dashboard of my car and in my bathroom on the mirror.  I have never been my biggest fan.  In fact, for many many years, I have been my worst enemy!  It is hard to make that shift, but it makes it a WHOLE LOT easier to be nice to yourself and give yourself the gift of health if you learn to like yourself more.

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