Let me start by saying I’ve never written on any type of blog before. This is very new to me.
With the new year upon us, I’m really excited to see what’s in store for me:) I’m setting goals for myself this year rather than resolutions:)
I’ve been working very hard over the last month on my negative self talk. When I catch it happening, I’m quickly trying to correct those thoughts with something positive about that part of my body. Per Michelle’s suggestion, something my body DOES for me, that I appreciate. It really has been helpful. I’ve come to see that my body can and is doing amazing things. It deserves more appreciation than it gets…..so this is my first goal:)
My second goal is to get STRONGER!!! I really love lifting heavy weights and seeing the muscle development in my arms and shoulders. It reminds me my hard work is paying off:) I often forget lots of women cannot do pull-ups, handstand push-ups or push 100lb barbells over their heads. This makes me really proud of how far I’ve come over the past year as far as my physical strengths. I need to stay proud. I often have waves of emotion as far as my physical appearance, so again, I need to remind myself of what my body does for me, which is so freaking awesome!!
My last goal (for now) is to read more books. I need to set aside more quiet time for ME. I will be doing my best to make this happen:) Just need to find a new book!
31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge
January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.
Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works
Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.