This has been an unbelievable experience. I can’t tell you how great it is to know I am not in this game of self blah-ness alone. Check this out, first, I am getting tons of feedback from athletes of all sizes who are interested in getting workout clothes. I keep forwarding our news onto the owner of Run Chicago. When he tells me the clothes are there, let’s plan to storm the store.
Second, I had a conversation with my girlfriends this weekend about this whole idea of self acceptance. One is the same girl I mention in an earlier post. A point I was pursuing is this….this ever unreachable goal thing. Saying, if I could only lose weight, I’ll be happier. (you know what I am talking about) I asked them flat out if they knew of anyone who made a change like losing weight and actually said they felt better about themselves. Nope, not one. The changes that make us feel better are the changes we make about the way we feel about ourselves today. I am on the path, but I at least can see it this time, like the Brady kids in the Hawaiian cave, I can see the path. Self acceptance is exactly that. We have to do it ourselves. I have started a little internal battle that I believe the side of the light is going to win.
Here it is….”SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” That’s right, “SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Every time a negative thought enters my brain about myself (others are still fair game, I need to continue to be snide) I tell myself to shut up. I have been working on this all week. It isn’t easy, but I seem to be saying it a little less frequently than I was last week at this time. Give it a try, you might be surprised how often you knock yourself down.
yea i kind of do that too – I think it’s good to be hard on yourself.. but not TOO hard. negativity isn’t ALL BAD – it can lead to greater waves of positivity.