Hi friends! I’m keeping today’s blog post short and sweet. Obviously I’m a “hard work” enthusiast. No grit no pearl. However, I want to clarify that I believe hard work is necessary to be my best self and to live my life to the fullest. It’s never a good idea to work myself into the ground out of self-hate. For instance sprinting my butt off on the treadmill while calling myself a “fat cow,” is not productive. In fact, when we are mean to ourselves, we are more likely to sabotage our healthy lifestyle efforts by binge eating and convincing ourselves that we aren’t worthy of success. Don’t fall victim to the negative self talk.
It took me a long time to really love and accept my body. I have an apple shape, short torso, long legs and a flat butt. But you know what, I’m super fit! I can do 14 pull-ups, I’ve run 2 half marathons, teach 13 fitness classes per week and my body fat percentage is ideal for my height. I’m no J-Lo, but I love my body and I’m proud of myself for keeping it healthy and fit so that it can serve me.
Remember taking up a consistent exercise regimen, eating healthy foods and thinking positive thoughts are all ways that we show love to our body. Work hard because you LOVE your body, not because you hate it.