I ❤️ me
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This is my motto this year. I believe the reason my weight came off 6 years ago is I learned how to care for myself. I ate like I loved myself and I nourished my beautiful body with healthy food. I deserve healthy food. I deserve a healthy body. I made myself strong with exercise. I made myself limber with yoga. I even ate cake on occasion and didn't beat myself up for it. I did beautiful hikes and moved my body any way I could. It was fun.
I gained some back over the last year. I had some medical issues and lots of stress that I mostly resolved towards the end of the year, and while I wasn't feeling well, I gained a little back. I am okay with that. Such is life. A very skinny friend told me a few years ago, "Jeannie normal people go up and down a little, it's normal"... It's okay, I know I can get it off.
My plan is to love myself. I am going to nourish my body with healthy whole foods. I'm going to run, walk, dance, jump, stretch, breath... And make my body strong again. Health and strength are my goals, skinny is the side effect. I will never be defined by a number. I will enjoy my life. I will breath in moments. I will play on the swings. I will wear the bikini now (it's a big old retro one). I will do things that make me feel good today.. I won't put my body down, it's a good body and it's still recovering from surgery and stuff. Right now, I am beautiful the way I am (uh huh.. My guy says so all the time), but I don't feel strong these days. When I make bad food choices, well, I don't feel good. It's not nice to fuel my body with crap. I deserve the good stuff, like kale. I love kale! I actually have been splurging on blueberries or boysenberries lately. Every week, since I've gotten divorced, I buy myself a bouquet of flowers and some over priced fruit or vegetable. I'd rather eat a carton of blueberries than a candy bar. I feel better after. This is my weight loss method, I'm going to love myself now and I'm going to love myself thin. It's all just a matter of caring for myself.
My rant is over.. Namaste