Update on the “Love Your Body Challenge”…

To this day has never failed me

To this day has never failed me

I bet if asked you could create a grocery list of things you don’t like or would change about your body, I sure know that I can. When I first agreed to do this challenge I didn’t actually think that it was going to make a difference. I couldn’t have possibly been more wrong and I am only on Day 8. I should mention that I started this challenge late and I am doing it at my pace, but I will say that this challenge has been an eye opening and mind shifting experience so far.

Each day consists of a reason to love your body, a mantra and an action step. Take me less than 10 minutes a day to complete and I usually do it when I am drinking my morning coffee, so I am in fairly good spirits, despite not yet being fully caffeinated.

There are 2 reasons that have really stuck with me, Day 3, because it’s strong and Day 6, because it’s served you well. I have put my body through hell and back and I still wake up every morning with my body ticking away, ready to take on the world. I have stared death in the face, I survived several pacemaker implant surgeries, and my body…still ticking. I am the child that inherited the “clumsy genes” in my family, so I have survived and recovered from numerous accidents, broken bones, bumps and bruises, and my body…still ticking. My body has never failed me. Every time I think that my body can’t do something, like finish a 5k, I have Emilia and Taren pushing me, telling me it’s all in my head, and then I cross the finish line.

Color Me Rad 5K Oct. 2013. Finish line crossed!

Color Me Rad 5K Oct. 2013. Finish line crossed!

I am on Day 8 of this challenge and I have noticed that I am beginning to focus less and less on the grocery list of thinks I want to change and more and more on the respect, love and appreciation I want to start showing my body.  Both are going to be there, so why not spend a little more time focusing on all the amazing things my body has done for me and continues to do for me. This body gives me life, it has the ability to give others life, it has the ability to be as strong as I want to make it.

My body has served me well and continues to do so.

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