You are going to notice a pretty sad number on my Fitbit. I can come up with a thousand reason and excuses, but it was hot and I just didn’t, that is all. I chose to go on a last minute shopping trip with the bestie instead, so I have a pretty sad little number on my Fitbit. It is what it is and beating myself up about it is not going to do any good so I am willing to move on. Today will make up for it an ass whooping from Taren, which never ends well for my muscles.
I was extra careful with my food yesterday and did pretty well. The dinner out was a challenge, but I am thankful to have a bestie that gets that are usual go to restaurants are not safe for me at the moment. So, she lets me sit and scroll through MyFitnessPal as I look up nutritional information for some of the places we see and we choose a place that I can feel comfortable at. Don’t get me wrong she is supportive, but then proceeded to eat french fries in front of me, happy to report I did not even have one. Here is another little factoid that I am happy to CELEBRATE! I have gone 11 days without a cookie, doughnut, ice cream, candy, pizza, chips or any of the other foods on my “go to” comfort food/cheat list. This is the longest I have gone in about 5 or 6 years. I am not saying I am not ever going to eat those foods again….maybe I will maybe I won’t but for right now I don’t have the will power to “just have 1” or “just a taste.” I have my cheat meal coming up this weekend and I honestly don’t really feel like it. That may change tomorrow, it may not, lol.
Because it deserves it.
Oh this is a tough pill to swallow, but very accurate. I invite you to click (here) or the above link to give Molly’s take on Day 11. Everybody deserves love. We show unconditional love to our children and animals, yet we say mean things to ourselves. Molly says it best…
“You. You are kind, strong, worthy, and smart. You are a daughter, sister, mother, friend, niece, spouse, lover, girlfriend, boss, employee, neighbor, and caretaker.
You deserve love. And so does your body.
Can you imagine looking into the eyes of a precious little girl and telling her that she’s not good enough? Or that she’s not pretty enough? Or that she’s fat?”
I was shopping yesterday with the bestie and we were going into stores that I know won’t have clothes that fit me and mentally I was doing a number on myself. I was saying mean things like “if you’d started loosing weight sooner, you might have been able to shop here by now” or “sticking out like a sore thumb as the only fat girl in here.” Then I realized saying those things to myself won’t make a difference. It doesn’t make me feel good, it makes me want to steal a french fry off of my friends dinner plate! Showing ourselves a little love, compassion and respect couldn’t possible be any worse so why not try a different path. Here is what I discovered when I got outside of my own head yesterday. The GAP, has clothes that fit me. THE GAP! The one store I have always wanted to be able to shop in because I love their style, has clothes that fit ME. I never went in there or took the time to look around because I had it in my head that I had to loose weight before I would even consider shopping there.
Mantra: My body is worthy and beautiful and it deserves love.
Action Step: Take 5 minutes and write down why your body deserves love.
My body deserves love because it is beautiful and amazing in all the things that is can do. My body deserves love because of all the things that it allows me to do on a daily basis. It deserves love for allowing me to wake up every morning, get out of bed and live out my day. It deserves love because it allows me to go for walks, exercise and experience life.
Why does your body deserve love?