*stats courtesy of Rader Programs
Michelle Pfeiffer once said 'Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I look like a dog.'
I've never really counted how many negative thoughts I have a day however I'm sure that I have at least one bad thought a day. In fact I had one just a moment ago about going out tonight and not liking my stomach. Feeling really bloated and nothing I wear hides it and now I'm going to have to spend the night remembering to suck in my stomach.
Challenge to self: record how many negative thoughts I have in one day and report back.
Some people say it's the only body you've got, you may as well accept it. Don't spend your life looking on the bad side or only seeing the faults and flaws, there is more to life than looks, beauty is on the inside, it's who you are not how you look.
I can appreciate that and yet, for myself, I want my body to say I've lived a relatively healthy life. I've looked after myself equally both inside and out, and even spiritually. That is what I want; not necessarily what my body says about me. It is one of the reasons I suffer through the torturous feelings of lack of motivation to exercise. Ok, so I don't exercise every day or even every week. I try for three times a week though some times it works out to be 6 times a month. Sometimes stopping for periods at a time for example: over the Christmas break or during my period. And I hate how I feel about myself when I don't exercise as often as I should. As I age and want to exercise less and less, as in I have less desire to exercise - though in reality I need to exercise more and more since my metabolism is slowing down and I don't burn calories as fast as I use to. It's important to me to make an attempt to keep going so that I can look as though I've, at least, tried to keep healthy and fit later in life.
Aside from that, slathering on the moisturisers, keeping the legs moisturised, warding off cracked heels, dry elbows and hands etc etc. is also about having a body that sends the message that I've looked after it as best I can. It is the only body I'll have and I may as well be nice to it and treat it well.
Blake from Wellbeing by Blake posted this article on the subject: How to figure out what you want out of life
What would you like your body to say about you? Does it already say what you want it to say?