I know you all need a race recap from the Pi Mile and on what I’m up too but I’ve had this post in my head for a couple weeks. So you are getting this one first.
Especially since having my boys, I’ve not been happy with the way my body looks. I would almost say that I hate it. It’s squishy, sags, rubs together etc. I can go on way too long about the flaws but I noticed something. I’m starting to like how my arms look and they are getting tighter. I laugh and say I have less of my own personal cheering section (my wings don’t wave as much). I have some definition in my upper arm. I have more of a waist and I lost one set of rolls on my back. I’m being real here. I am also starting to like my legs. My calves are smaller than they have almost ever been and I have a little definition/shelf when I flex. I’ve never had that. My thighs (even though they are still squishier than I want them to be) are strong and are getting more defined.
So as I stand looking at myself in the mirror I may not like everything I see but I am beginning to appreciate what my body can do and love it just the way it is.
Which I think is a huge step. I want to keep going down my current path so that I continue to like what I see and appreciate what I’ve got right now. My body is strong and can do amazing things even if I don’t like parts of me all the the time.
So from now on, when I look at myself in the mirror and find me being a little too critical, I’m going to then point out something about my body that I do like. Something that I am proud of and want to show off. Baby steps!!
I challenge each of you to do the same!
Love this post! Have you ever heard of Operation Beautiful?
I have but not looked into it a whole bunch. I found it and love it!!! Thanks!
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