Thought for the Day: “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t know a woman alive who is completely happy with her body. No woman I’ve met has ever said, “I eat healthy, I exercise, and I love the way I look 100 percent.” Not me, and I doubt you do either. Some perceived flaws are related to weight. But just as often, we find imperfections that exercise can’t cure, such as body shape, height, genetics, hair color, or signs of aging. We tend to focus on what we see wrong with our bodies, including negative impressions and comments that stick with us from childhood. In middle school, weight wasn’t my biggest concern, but rather my height! I was skinny and tall and just felt huge!!!
We all have some insecurity and in the grand scheme of life, most of us know that these are shallow concerns. But if I allow my brain to park in a place of dissatisfaction about my body, it strips me of motivation by whispering, “Your body is never going to look 100% the way you want it to look, so why sacrifice so much? Your discipline is in vain.”
The body is a gift, an amazing gift for which we can and should be thankful. Being faithful in taking care of this gift gives me renewed strength to keep a healthy view of my body. I say it all the time… your subconscious does not know what you look like… it only knows what you tell it. If you continually beat yourself up and tell yourself that you are fat, ugly, and not worthy….. guess what… your subconscious will do things that are in alignment with that body image.
My challenge for you today and every day is to greet each day with gratitude and encouraging words. You are beautiful….I believe that for each and every one of you ~ Wonder what would happen if you yourself believed it!!
My best your best
Leah ~ xoxo