Friday, February 7, 2014

Loving Yourself Health/Fitness

For me, loving myself took a while to learn. It has been a long struggle and still is.
Some things that have helped me are:

  • Writing down things you like about yourself.
  • What don't you like? Can you change it? If not, try to find a way to accept it. This is way easier said than done, but it helps so much.
  • Don't compare yourself to others.
  • There are people out there that love you and support you. Surround yourself with them.
  • Do the things you love. 
  • Treat your body well (eat healthy/ier and workout).
  • Find a physical activity you enjoy...walking, biking, dancing... Do something active that is fun and makes you happy and smile!
Working out and eating healthy has helped me so much. Running is something I have learned to love. It not only is great exercise, it is really like therapy. I run to get out feeling... happiness, anger, anything. 
When I was younger thats why I loved dance, I am glad I have found something to express myself as an adult. 

Also I have grown to not really care what people think. When I first started walking I remember not wanting to run. Then I realized most people that are out only care about themselves and even if they do think something who cares. Im making myself stronger, happier, and healthier by running/working out.
Sometimes on my run I have to sing out loud or mouth the words because it can get boring on the same route. I do anything to make myself keep going and not go to crazy. I zig-zag through trees or skip, but keep going. I probably look like a crazy but that means no one will mess with me lol.

Anyways I was just thinking how important it is to love yourself and I know there are a lot of people with low self esteem or that put all of their time into others. Look at the good within yourself and know that you are great! It helps a lot.

What helps you with self confidence and love? What is your favorite thing about you?

picture from my run

I also started my give it 100 challenge, where I will be exercising everyday for 100 days.
So far it has been great. I started it on the first!

Feb.1: ran 1 mile and walked 1 mile.
Feb. 2: push-ups, sit-ups, planks, squats with a weight ball, and dumbbells.
Feb. 3: ran 2 miles without stopping. (my goal is a 5k)
Feb. 4: Elliptical for 30 min.
Feb. 5: ran/walk 3 miles.
Feb. 6: ran on treadmill for 1 mile. 20 min elliptical and dumbbells.

Here is my give it 100 page if you want to check it out!

Blog love today goes to Adri from Thoughts by Adri. I learned about Give it 100 from her! I loved that post! Check it out here. Thanks Adri for being awesome and my "virtual workout buddy"!


  1. awesome post and that's alot to grasp. to love yourself. I had to start that progress over 3 years ago when i went i got out a really bad abusive relationship that lasted 7 yrs

  2. i love this.. I struggle with loving myself and my body. thank you for words!! :)
    the path does get boring.. lol..
    and gosh, I havent been doing great on my giveit100 challenge. :/ I need to get back on it. Maybe I need to change the time I workout, to motivate me.. I've been going to walk/run early in the morning but I have such a hard time getting, maybe if I move it an hour later.. :)
    <3 <3

    1. Do you have a give it 100 page? Finding a right time to workout is hard. Thanks so much.

  3. Loving yourself is hard... it's definitely something I'm working on, accepting my body after babies is tough.

    1. I couldn't imagine. The little ones are worth it though. <3

  4. Such good tips. It's always so hard to remember to be kind to myself & not just find the negative. Love this post!

    1. It really is harder to focus on the good. Thanks!

  5. Eating well has been a huuuuge game changer for my confidence. You just feel so much better, even if the results aren't immediate.

    1. Totally agree. That's what I was telling my family this weekend.

  6. Thanks for sharing! This was such a positive and uplifting post! Glad to see you're off to a great start with your 100 challenge. Have a good weekend!

    1. I'm glad you liked it. Hope you have a good weekend as well. Thanks so much!