2017 was a bit of a bumpy year, from a health perspective. Because of this, my workout routine became almost nonexistent. Keep in mind, I love to exercise! Daily walks, yoga, and weights are all a natural part of my everyday life. Add meditation and healthy eating to this regiment, and I am one happy girl! I so appreciate the hard work and health benefits, of a healthy lifestyle, especially when I witness the results.
The scale has never been my friend! It is an evil little machine that should be used for measuring the weight of anything but humans. I am 5’10…I have been 5’10 since 9th grade. Rather than using the phrase “tall girl”, my mom consistently referred to me as a “big girl”. I have never considered myself BIG by any means; I am TALL, with an athletic build. It is amazing how a simple word can have such a negative impact on life.
I spent my first 30 years of existence comparing myself to others. I also lived those years in turmoil over the number on the scale. Regardless if I ran 5 miles or 10 miles, I was always comparing. If only I would have focused my energies on embracing my own gifts…
On 11-11-11 I turned 40! 40 was liberating for me. I spent my 30s figuring out ME. I learned to love myself. I learned to embrace the things I could not change.
It is so easy to compare ourselves to others. Now, I choose to compare myself to ME and only ME. It feels great to be able to workout again and give 110% to my health and wellness. I might be 46 years old and have wrinkles, stretch marks and a few platinum hairs, but I love ME! I will always strive to be the best version of myself.
Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…