The Year of Loving Myself

 

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  • I spent a lot of time last year telling myself I was a failure.
  • I spent a lot of time  hating on myself when I realized I put back most of the weight I lost.
  • That number on the scale adding to my self doubt and subtracting from the love I had for myself.
  • All because of silly numbers. I am so much more than just numbers.

One of the goals, THE MOST IMPORTANT goal I have for myself  in 2014 is to LOVE MYSELF. I am giving myself permission to realize that I’m still a good person, still worthy of all things wonderful even though my pants are bigger.  I’m giving myself permission to  make ME a priority again, and to know that other things can wait while I’m at it.   I need to go to the gym.  That’s all there is to it.  I’m filling my cabinets with  flax seeds and protein and frozen bananas and greens and telling my family: I need ME. TIME.  They will listen. See, THEY support me and believe in me.  It’s only ME who doubts me.

I need to embrace me even MORE now because I did it before and know what I can do.  I need to find my core  and BE STRONG again , I’ve made a decision.

I’ve decided to LOVE MYSELF.  For ME.  Not the number on the scale, or the size of my jeans or the outfit I wear.  I am going to LOVE MYSELF for the person I am TODAY.  Each morning I get up and it’s a clean slate.  My plan is to eat well and move more, but if that day, I eat a homemade cupcake, so be it-  good for me!   I want to rejoice in the hard workout and the  walk around the fields.  I want to find joy in what I do for myself, not for a number or a size.

I want to love myself again. And I’m starting TODAY.

Comments

  1. GOOD FOR YOU!

    I love this. And you. Like you, I spend too much time putting myself down and not loving ME. I will try to be better. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. I’m right there with you- learning to love myself and trying to get past the weight I’ve gained too. The funny thing is, the better I feel about myself, and the more I accept myself, the easier the weight comes off. Slowly, but it is beginning to come off.

  3. What a great post! Wishing you all the success on your goal and learning to love yourself.

  4. This.Is.FANTASTIC.

    Sounds like the best goal/resolution EVER. You go girl!

  5. Thats a giant hurdle I struggle with every. day. Good to know I’m not the only one!

  6. Good luck and I wish you well!

  7. You will achieve it. You can do it. You are not alone.

  8. I need to tattoo this to my forehead! Great reminder how important it is to be your own best cheerleader sometimes!

    • LOl TerriAnn! Not sure about my forehead, but maybe on my arm! I know, my teen wants a tattoo- (of course I sad no way) but I am ok with the “sharpie” tattoos she gives herself. I’m going to get her to give me one!

  9. I’m in the same boat. I packed back on what I lost the 1st half of the year during the second half. Back to the drawing board…lol

  10. You go! By making this decision you have just changed your whole outlook on life. Love more, smile more, laugh more, I’m looking forward to reading more!

  11. It is very hard to make yourself a priority, especially when there just are not enough hours (or minutes) in the day. I commend you for making this promise to yourself! :)

    • You are so right, Karen. I got off track when one of my kids needed me more than I needed myself, But history shows I CAN do this, and they will support me, so I’m off doing it again!

  12. I just love this! I think if women just learn to love themselves then so many other things will just fall into place for them.

  13. This is such a great post. We all need to take this one to heart! I could say so much more to this post but you’ve stated it all very well in your own post!

    Good luck, and I believe you’ll make it happen in 2014.

  14. Very good words to live by! Wishing you all the best in 2014!

  15. What an awesome goal for 2014! I love your positive attitude!

  16. AWESOME! You go girl!!!

  17. Great goal to have for 2014. It’s well worth the effort it takes to get there.

  18. You CAN do this, and if you make yourself a priority, you WILL do this! I promise!

    DO . . . and in doing, you’ll quiet that voice that wants nothing more than to continually tell you that can’t do!

  19. Good for you!! I’m behind you all the way!!

  20. That should be EVERYONE’S goal- such a great one to choose! :) Keep rocking Wendy!!

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