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Letting the Past Stay in the Past

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

It's funny how easily you can spot self destructive behavior in others but for some reason, justify your own!
Case in point - I'm always telling my 3 daughters NOT to dwell on the mistakes they made yesterday. Learn from them, do better, and carry on. Simple!
EXCEPT I'm the freaking Olympic Champion of rehashing my own poor choices and constantly beating myself up for them. Every day. Sometimes ALL day.

One of the first thoughts I had when I opened my eyes this morning was "You have the body you deserve." This was not in an inspirational type of tone. This was a "How could you do this to yourself!?" tone. A "You are pathetic for letting your body get this bad!" tone. I'm sure most of us, unfortunately, knows exactly the tone I'm talking about.

Funny though, the second thought I had was "You can't wait to lose weight to begin to respect yourself. When you respect yourself, you'll take better care of your body. So GET OVER IT - today's a new day. Embrace it and be healthy!"

I'm really trying to practice what I preach. I'm not going to make excuses for letting myself get this big and out of shape. We all have trials and tribulations to deal with. I have SO much to be grateful for. Wallowing in negativity and self disgust is just selfish. Besides, I have three human beings that I brought into this world that can smell hypocrisy from 50 feet away. They'll watch how I treat myself to figure out how to treat themselves. I don't want my legacy to be one of self doubt and unworthiness. Nope. That is baggage I do not want them to carry. Just like I don't want to carry my past poor choices around. It's not yesterday that counts anymore, it's what I'm doing now!

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    yep heard that first voice for sure!

    congratson moving forward and showering yourslef in forgiveness!!
    3056 days ago
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    emoticon Awesome message for everyone
    3058 days ago
    Oh boy, yes, I am very familiar with THAT tone! How great though that you are aware of all this and making effort to change so that your daughters can see that you aren't getting bogged down in those negative thoughts. Change is hard but necessary, especially for those of us who struggle with all the changes we need to make in order to get our good health back and show others it can be done and the importance of making healthier, more positive choices. Keep going, you are doing great!! emoticon
    3058 days ago
    Good blog
    3058 days ago
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