This week I thought I’d do a special Question of the Week Whenever I have Time in honor of Thanksgiving. Sometimes I think many of us get so wrapped up in weight loss and our own body image that we don’t recognize all the wonderful things in our lives. It’s like all we can focus on is our discontent with our bodies and what size jeans we wear.
Simply by taking a moment to reflect on things outside of ourselves can really help snap you out of that mindset. I truly think it goes back to those Core Value feelings…
…core value eating is an expression of self-value. Instead of focusing on what you cannot have, you focus on building more value in your life. It helps you to stop thinking so much about weight and food and start looking at yourself and others with more compassion. As you value yourself more, you automatically value your health and well being and learn to motivate yourself with “acts of kindness.”
SO… I’ll start. :)
I’m thankful for the light of my life. My motivation. My workout partner. My child. Without him, Lord knows where I’d be right now.
I’m thankful for my husband, my true partner in life. For as much as I complain and poke fun at him he really is my soul mate. And I don’t even believe in soul mates! lol
I’m thankful for my Mom. Her sacrifices and unconditional love continue to amaze and inspire me on a daily basis.
I’m thankful for my body. For as much as I abused it growing up it has forgiven me.
I’m thankful for my family’s good fortune. We work hard but so do so many others. We have been very fortunate in our careers and other life decisions. We truly are blessed.
I’m thankful for my friends who I think sometimes don’t realize how much I need them.
I’m thankful for you. Yes… YOU. You reading this right now. You take time our of your day to check in on me, see how I’m doing, support me when I’m down, pat me on the back when I feel good. YOU mean more to me then you will ever realize.
I’m thankful for so much in my life I can’t even begin to explain. The little things. The moments that I used to miss. The games of war and memory. The family dinners. Even the mayhem and mishaps. All of it.
ok… Your turn… What are you Thankful for?