Good morning everyone!
The kids were up at the crack of dawn again despite another jam-packed day on the beach yesterday. And people say I have a lot of energy. These kids are like little Energizer bunnies!
We’ve been frolicking in the ocean all day and walking the boards all night. It’s been a pretty typical family vacation and that includes lots of pizza, ice cream and snacks. I have to be completely honest, my attempt at the no night-time snacking this week was a big failure.
I thought the challenge would help. It didn’t.
I also thought I could keep pizza eating to a minimum. I haven’t.
That being said, I’m rocking everything else. I’ve run every day I’ve been here and am about to head out again after I publish this. I took a beach yoga class last night. I walk everywhere, half the time carrying a 30-pound toddler. And I’m wearing a bathing suit daily without covering up or fearing what I look like.
Oh, it’s crossed my mind and I’ve been a little insecure while getting dressed but when I’m actually on the beach I’m too active running around with the kids to care. THAT has always been my ultimate goal and it’s more important than any number on some stupid scale.
That is also my inspiration for this week’s challenge. Five years ago I wrote 3 Steps To a Healthier YOU! Step 1 was Self-Acceptance. Our challenge this week is to put it into practice. Click here to read the self-acceptance post, have a good talk with yourself, and then take a chance this week. Wear something you’ve been scared to wear. Do something you’ve been scared to do. Push yourself ever so slightly out of your body-image comfort zone.
As I say in the post, confidence can be learned but it must be practiced, especially by those of us who have body issues.
I hope you’ll join me on this week’s challenge. Every day I step out of the house in my bathing suit it’s a little scary, but it gets easier and easier!
Can’t wait to read your updates!