It’s only coincidence that I’m watching Sex and the City reruns while writing this post. Do any of you remember the episode where Samantha talks about getting breast implants? Well, when Samantha starts to tell Carrie and Charlotte why she wants them, she says, “As you know I’ve always loved my body just the way it is. My legs are fantastic. I have killer abs. My a$$ is perfection.” If only she stopped there!!
It’s so easy for us to look at ourselves and see what we don’t like. Even though she loved her body as a whole, she got temporarily caught up in the idea of having bigger boobs. We laugh at this because we know it’s ridiculous. I mean, hello, she’s stunning! But, we all do this to ourselves every day!
I want you to concentrate on what IS working. On Day 1, we listed out five things that we love about our bodies. Today, come up with a list of five things you did today (or maybe yesterday if you’re reading this early on in the day) that you feel proud of. Again, start small. For instance, did you brush your teeth today? Take a shower? These may seem like trivial habits, but they are something! Imagine if you didn’t do them on a regular basis, if they weren’t habitual. They’ve become part of your routine because they keep you healthy and make you feel good. This can be done with exercise and eating vegetables too! By no means does your list need to concentrate on things you’ve done for your physical health. It could be something you did at work, for your mental health, or to improve a relationship. Did you smile at a stranger? Communicate your needs to your partner? Turn in a project you’re really proud of at work? Check a few errands of your list?
My dream is to create a community here at Life in Spandex of like-minded, strong, positive women where we can all share our experiences with health, fitness, and life in general. It’s so important to have support and love around you. Please don’t be shy. Share with me and other Life in Spandex readers the five activities you are proud of! Sharing what you love about yourself doesn’t make you vain, it makes you empowering! You can either leave a comment here on this blog post or share a photo or status update on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Make sure you tag @life_in_spandex on Twitter or Instagram or share the update on Life in Spandex’s Facebook Wall so we can all see it! #lifeinspandex #loveyourbody
Health and happiness,