I hate to say it but more days than not I hate how I look. I hate my body. I hate that it’s so hard to lose a pound and so easy to gain 10. I hate that 10 years ago I didn’t have to count calories, or watch so carefully how much I ate. But I do now. And it’s Monday again, and another “one more try” at healthy eating and exercise.
It’s harder. It’s true. But you know what? I want to be ok with it. I want to be ok with eating a delicious salad for lunch, and being careful with what I eat, and making sure for the most part my diet is healthy, and I also want to be so OK with myself that I go enjoy an ice cream cone with my kids at the water park.
It’s an on-going battle that I’m embarrassed to admit to in all honesty. I want to stand up and say I’m totally fine with the extra pounds but in all truths it’s a struggle. But I don’t want my two girls to ever feel they aren’t good enough so I need to continue to work on my self-esteem. I need to.
This article / blog I found online today is an inspiration for all of us who sometimes don’t feel good enough. Whether it’s to play in the water in a bathing suit with our kids or whatever else we feel we don’t measure up to.
Read it. Share it. Read it often to remind yourself you’re ok as you are.