Owning my story
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
It's been a while since I blogged as I don't seem to have much inspiration lately. However that is what makes Spark people invaluable! So many of my friends are filled with inspiration and I love reading their blogs and seeing the ups & downs that each one goes through.
When I think of what makes my story ~ it makes me a bit sad to realize that so very much of my life has been about trying to lose weight. On the other hand, at least I'm trying! And that is what I love about coming to this site. All of us are trying to work on our stories. It's interesting to see how some of my friends here are planning to get married - and they're working on getting the weight off before the big day... there are friends who are at their ideal weight and they share the journey of maintenance and the difference in their lives now...there are friends who are going through tremendous personal struggle - and yet they are still trying to take care of their bodies in spite of all the negative stuff going on around them... one friend gets stressed out at work and heads to the gym for intense training which turns his day around. All of us are working on the story of our life. I guess I'm just hoping that all of us are remembering to enjoy each day too. Not to only focus on tracking food, or making sure we get our steps in... but to truly enjoy living.
Which leads to the second part of the saying above - loving ourselves. I talk about that a lot b/c it took me a long time to get to the point where I could say that I loved myself. Most of my life has been spent in the negative atmosphere of self hate. Ugh. Why do we do that to ourselves? There's enough negativity surrounding us as it is. So today I'm not going to ramble on (imagine that!!)... I just want to remind any of you who read this, to love yourself. Don't let self loathing enter your story. You may not be the size you want to be - or be as active as you want to be... but that will come. For now, keep pushing on, but remember to have fun along the way. Yeah, put on some "Uptown Funk" and dance. Just dance.
Love you guys so very much! Have a wonderful week :)