Saturday, 3 March 2012
Life challenge - week 9 - go easier on yourself
WOW we are up to week 9 already, and Deb is asking us to go easier on yourself. I can do this. I've found after going through the previous challenges I've been happier this week. I'm reminding myself of all the good things in my life.
I've been putting a lot of pressure on myself lately to lose weight. I joined 2 separate weight loss groups on FB, along with the 1 million kilo challenge. Then I beat myself up when I get a bit slack and don't exercise as much as I SHOULD or eat more chocolate than I SHOULD. But truth be known, I'm not even overweight. Sure I'm not as thin as my sister but mMy BMI and it's 23.3 - completely healthy. My weight basically fluctuates up and down a kilo. I wanted to lose 3kg to get to where I wanted to be - which would put my BMI at 22.3 (not wanting to share my weight with the world!) but I've decided this week that, you know what - I'm happy where I am. I can maintain this weight well and I can have some treats! I'm healthy and happy.
I've been working on myself abit. I have walked up the stairs at work (all 232 of them) every work day last week ( and twice one day) - and walked plenty of times between the floors. I wore a new dress last week and got 3 compliments at work!! That made me feel awesome! I've been trying to wear lipstick everyday thanks to Louisa from Louisa Caire and have started playing around with different hairstyles, and I've even had comments about that too! It's great to have some time to look at myself and not just rush out the door. So I'm not beating myself up anymore about losing those last 3kg! I'm accpeting who I am and am going to try and make the most of what I've got!
I'm also going to stop beating myself up or getting grumpy over things that can't be changed. I tend to dwell on things for ages wishing I had done something a different way, or "if only" statements. If only I didn't eat that ice cream with the kids, if only I got in the other lane at the check-out, if only, if only, if only. And I have a habit of getting grumpy at hubby for doing something the "wrong" way (read not the way I would have done it). This can stop too. What's done is done, so I'm going to learn to deal with it and move on!
The next thing I'm going to do is think positively of myself. My self-confidence is a bit lacking -but it need not be! I'm good at my job! I'm a good, (at times fun) Mum, I'm a good wife (not as good as those that make their husbands lunch but hey he is a grown man!), I'm a good friend. I'm not perfect but I'm good enough!
My mantra is this quote from Audry Hepburn! I just love it!!
Posted by Bec at 04:40