As of lately I've been really struggling with myself and how I feel about my body. After realizing that is one thing I do struggle with the most, I decided that it was time to stop the negative thinking and change it to positive thinking.
I've read plenty of health affirmations that are guided to keep my on track and feeling positive. I've been looking at positive posts from other weight loss blogs. I've even been talking with my friends and my family about what I want to do and my goals for fitness. The truth is, that even after all that the struggle is real. It's not something that I can change over night, and I know that. I just have to remember that I can't give up and there is hope as long as I keep up with things and keep myself going.
One of the things I've noticed is helping is that I pick out the outfit I want to wear for the next day. That day that I put it on, if I'm worried at all about how I look; I remind myself that I am beautiful and look amazing. I'm able to talk myself out of changing into something else (more than one wardrobe change happens sometimes), and kept on with what I was wearing. This seems to be helping.
Every time I look in my fridge or pantry, I remind myself that my body is a temple and what I put in it, is also what I get out of it. The more negative, bad crap foods I eat, the worse I will feel. The better I eat, the better I feel. I've been trying to eat veggies and fruits more, but I could still stand to eat more of them. Thanks to my friend Kiki, I remembered how much I love ants on a log as a healthy snack. After all, it's just some peanut butter, raisins, and celery. Can't go wrong there.
I'm also trying to remind myself that I can and will love my body as it changes. There's nothing negative about losing weight and being healthy. All it will create is a happier and healthier me, and I see nothing wrong with that. It's a struggle to stay positive during weight loss and love the body as it changes, but I am trying. All I can do is try, and not give up.
What do you do to love your body?