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I am working on myself

Friday, March 25, 2016

I am working on myself, by myself, for myself.

If you are on this journey for ANY other reason, get on another road. This one is for you. It is to make you stronger, happier, healthier and the best you can possibly be.

I started off 120 pounds heavier, never really thinking I could do this. Every single day I did, made it easier. Every single thing I did for me, made me believe. Every single minute of exercise made me stronger, and happier. Every single pound made me better at this.

This has been my journey. I am still on it and will be on it forever, because I have never felt better in my life. It is an awesome and incredibly wonderful feeling.

Yesterday, my darling Daughter was talking to me about getting leggings. I cringed. She said, Mom, you look great. You could buy some and wear them to the gym. I thought about it and said to myself, well, maybe. I still have the mindset that I could do better, look better. I am still working on me, and excited about where I am going. I don't really like leggings, but could get them if I wanted to, and don't have to shop for extra large sizes anymore.

Make yourself your priority. Your number one priority. You can do this, because it is for you, and you are an important, vital, imperfect, perfect person, and you are worth every single second of your effort.

Don't let anyone stand in your way. You are a force to be reckoned with. You are a shining star. You can do anything that you set your mind to, and today, set your mind to your future self and your continuing health. You will be grateful that you did.

I know I am!!

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  • HEDSTS58
    emoticon and buy the leggings, even if you don't wear them to the gym, you know you could
    1797 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Right on! This is exactly right. While people around me can be happy for me and proud of me, this is for me. I feel good, I look good and I want to be the best me I can be for me!
    Rock on!
    1798 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1798 days ago
    So I hope this makes you chuckle.... Many people in our city wear leggings. They shouldn't. They probably weigh more than where you started, and they bought sweat pants at the Walmart a couple years ago, and now they are leggings. There is nothing left to the imagination, and too many times that I wish I could "unsee" the people at the grocery store or the Dollar Tree. :)

    If you want to wear leggings and they make you feel beautiful, then go for it! What's most important is that you love you for who you are. We come to this place because our love for ourselves has vanished, and we want to get it back. Once we realize it was there all the time (but stuffed in a dark corner of ourselves), then we can start getting to that place where we can retrieve it and allow it to thrive!

    No matter what you're wearing when you knock on my door, I am going to wrap my arms around you and tell you how awesome you are. You already know that, but being able to say it right into your ears will be ahhhh-mazing!

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  • no profile photo CD15733790
    I"m right there with you on the leggings but we need to change that mindset!
    1799 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    You are so right you've got to do it for yourself......the result is feeling emoticon
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    1799 days ago
    Love your attitude!! Now go out and get those leggings!
    1799 days ago
    One day at a time is all that matters for it is all we are given and it is enough. emoticon emoticon emoticon BB~
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  • no profile photo CD13354694
    1799 days ago
    Beautifully articulated!
    1799 days ago
    I am also working on myself FOR myself and mostly by myself - although Daisy has been a huge encouragement for me! I have been reading some of my old journals and it has become so apparent to me that pretty much my whole life I have been motivated by the needs of others, pushing my own needs aside. NO MORE! I finally WANT to feel the best I can feel so I can do the best I can do! I am beginning to love this journey!
    1799 days ago
    Thanks for the powerful words! They're going to come in handy this Easter weekend with all the pressure to my friends and family's catch phrase: "let's eat something "gewd".
    1799 days ago
    I like leggings because I can see my muscles working when I work out... it's a little inspiring!!! But you should get an outfit you feel HOT in!!! I agree though now that I've been exercising I look forward to my gym trips... I feel much more RELAXED (I'm a little high-strung), more HAPPY, & less STRESSED!!!
    1799 days ago
    "This has been my journey. I am still on it and will be on it forever, because I have never felt better in my life. It is an awesome and incredibly wonderful feeling."

    I'll second that ... emoticon
    1799 days ago
    Wear whatever you want to wear! Don't wait until you look as good as you possibly can. Enjoy looking awesome right now, and still continue to strive to be even better!

    Thank you for the pep talk. Your blogs always give me a lift and put me in a positive frame of mind!
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  • PHOENIX1949
    1799 days ago
    Awesome blog about being who you are and taking care of yourself, for yourself!
    Amen, Sister!
    Get those leggings...you can wear a tunic and they will look super cute! And they don't have to be just for the gym!
    You rock! Rock on...
    1799 days ago
    Get those leggings.
    1799 days ago
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