Close your eyes and imagine you are in a room with all your friends, online and off, family, people who have influenced you, bloggers you follow, everyone. How many of them are people you admire? People you look up to? Are they happy? Healthy?
Do they have habits you wish you could adopt? Are they runners? Are they confident? Do they actively live each day? Go to the gym? Take walks? Plan things? DO things?
What do they talk about? Are they constantly talking about how they look? Stressed about what to eat? Asking if they look fat?
I’m asking these questions to introduce the Weekend Quote. I want you to think about it backwards before soaking it in…
"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
Now let’s turn the quote around to you. What do you think about yourself? Are you constantly putting yourself down? Thinking you’re fat? Calling yourself fat? Not doing things you really want to do because of low self-esteem? Do you feel sorry for yourself? Comfort yourself with food? Wear baggie clothes to hide your body? Make excuses?
I did. Fat thoughts invaded my brain at a young age and I made it a self fulfilling prophecy. I put myself down. Beat myself up. Avoided doing things I wanted to do, things I wanted to wear. All while I looked at my confident friends with envy.
I made excuses for myself…
"I won’t look as good in that dress."
"Of course, she can do that. She’s skinny."
"I’m too fat to wear a bathing suit."
"I can’t run. I’m not a runner."
I can go on and on. Point is YOU define who you are. Fat or skinny is irrelevant. I’ve met insecure skinny girls and confident fat ones. The one thing they have in common is they are what they think they are. You can worry about and focus on your body avoiding things and letting life pass you buy OR you can start to change your thought process. Think confident thoughts. Do things you are afraid to do. Live the life you want to live.
It all starts with how you perceive yourself.