I was talking to my niece and nephews the other day. Somehow the subject of gymnastics came up. (not surprising as my niece is on a competitive gymnastics team...and she LOVES it). I remarked that my nieces body is pure muscle and that was awesome. (when you cuddle with her you are cuddling with a little muscular girl). She looked at me and got the most blissful smile on her face and said "I love me!"
Out of the mouths of babes. This is how we should ALL be. We should be this way for ourselves. Like us for who we are. Like us for what we have done for ourselves. Like us for the person that is inside. If we all practiced the "I love me" mentality, it in theory would be easier to lose weight. We do things for the ones that we love. Who wouldn't think about giving up something for a person that they love with all their heart? I would gladly forgo something for my loved ones. Yet I won't forgo the momentary pleasure of food for myself? Do I not think I'm worth that effort? I won't drag myself out of bed a bit earlier to exercise. Do I not think I'm worth the effort????
That is where I am wrong. I am a wonderfully made woman. I am worth EVERY OUNCE of effort that is put into making me a better person. I LOVE ME and I need to start acting like it!
This world would be a MUCH BETTER PLACE if everyone took the "I love me" mentality!