I definitely enjoyed writing this 10 part series blog on “You are Beautiful”. I hope that you were inspired just a little bit or at least took away “a little food for thought”. I have to say for myself, just writing these blogs truly inspired me to look at myself a little differently through the mirror. So for this last blog entry of “You are Beautiful”, I have chosen to write the message to myself. It is definitely true when they say writing is the best therapy, because each time I incorporated a little part of myself into the blogs, the more I realized that I needed to take some of my own advice. You ever had a friend that gives the best advice you’ve ever heard, yet they don’t take their own advice? Well… that’s me! I don’t always practice what I preach…
Why do I think I need to be a particular weight to be perfect? Every morning I am on that scale weighing myself. I am completely devoted to my Fitbit… although my new black band has now given me a bad rash around my wrist. Instead of waiting for my replacement blue band to arrive (sidebar: I’m not allergic to the blue band), I’m still wearing the Fitbit because I don’t want to distract my fitness regime. Ok enough of that… onto the next issue. Why do I think I need to have washboard abs? And lastly, why do I always feel guilty when I eat a meal that I consider to be not so healthy or indulge in a decadent dessert?
As I now look in the mirror, I realize that I am beautiful just the way I am. There is absolutely nothing wrong with me. I have to tell myself, “it’s ok that you don’t have abs of steel. You have fibroids and endometriosis. It’s really ok to enjoy a meal or decadent dessert once in a blue moon. And for goodness sake, girl take that Fitbit band off of your wrist until your replacement arrives.”
I 100% believe that every one of us should definitely take pride in the way we look and the way we feel. The problem is that some of us go overboard. I am one… correction…I was one of those people. As I look in the mirror one last time for the night, I see a woman that is embracing all that is beautiful about her body… flaws and all!
Goodnight all! I will talk to you soon 💋