Sometimes you have to indulge a little, and there's absolutely no reason to feel guilty about it. Plus, it's made with skim milk, right? Hello protein!!
-I skipped a scheduled run last Tuesday for no reason, so I failed. FALSE
Your schedule is not set in stone. Ever. Maybe you're busy, maybe you're injured, maybe you're exhausted and can't handle the thought of going for a run. It's OK. It does not make you a failure.
-We should compare ourselves to other bloggers who do more, eat healthier, run further, or run faster. FALSE
I'm so guilty of this. I start to believe that I'm somehow inferior because I don't run 60 mile weeks, or 7 minute miles, or eat a vegan diet. The beauty of the blog world is that we get a peek into someone's life, but that's all it is--a peek. We rarely know the full extent of their struggles and daily lives, no matter how honest or open their blogs are. Focus on your own achievements and choices and take pride in them.
-When I weigh myself in the morning and don't like the number, I'll be in a bad mood for the rest of the day. FALSE
Don't let a little number get in the way of your happiness! Yes, weighing yourself can be a valuable tool in making you a healthier person (sometimes!) but it should never be what defines you or your mood. If the number on the scale bothers you, clear your head of it and think of something amazing your wonderful body can do. Run a marathon? Heck, run a mile? Carry a child?
-EMZ is basically my hero. You should all head right on over to her blog now to see the amazing thing she has planned this weekend. TRUE
When we can use our passions to do something good for others, it's the ultimate win-win. Take what you love to do, whether it's baking, writing, running, or anything else, and try to find a way to help someone else through it.
|Doing what she loves (running) and helping others too!|
Have you ever forgotten the real answer to these true/false questions?
Oh yes. All of them. I'm constantly on guard to fend off guilt or failure when I don't feel adequate. These are reminders for me more than anything else!
Does your weight ever affect how you feel for the rest of the day? What do you do to change that?
Even though I'm at a healthy weight for my body, I still struggle with this. Even if it's a small gain, or even a temporary one. I try to focus on the positives of my body instead to redirect my focus.