Here's my list I promised! Where is yours? (What is Krissie talking about? Read my last post.)
The "I LOVE ME" List
1. What do you absolutely love about your body?
I have said it before (sorry I don't have the time to search through old posts) - when they are properly coralled, I like my breasts. I like the way they look when I wear v-necks. I also like that I am evenly porportioned. I carry my weight everywhere, so I don't have a lot of difficulty buying clothes.
2. When did you surprise yourself with your physical strength?
In college, I ran 5 miles. At once. Without walking. I know I can do it.
3. When were you braver than you ever thought you could be?
I walked out on a job last week. I don't have a job to fall back on. I couldn't continue working in a setting where I was not supported, and I couldn't risk my career any longer. I think that was the bravest thing I ever did.
4. When did your self-control blow you away?
This might not sound like much, but today I walked out of Meijer without my Starbucks drinks. I went down the aisle twice. I had them in my little basket at one point. I did not buy them. I'm missing it now, but I was strong.
5. What is your proudest moment ever?
My wedding day was amazing. The best day ever. I was so proud that Nathan chose me.
6. When was the last time you felt absolutely beautiful?
In November, the night before my 30th birthday, we went to a wedding. I had bought a new gray floral dress and these cute shoes. I was around a lot of people I hadn't seen in a while. I felt pretty and we were charming and fun and had wine...Good times.
7. Why do you deserve to meet your goals?
I deserve better than how I have been treating myself. I want to be a runner. I want to be strong. I want to be able to wear really cute clothes. I will be these things. And I will continue to get better because I will value myself more as my journey continues.
...and it continues through my food journal for today!
Breakfast was a Clif bar and 1 glass and a half of milk.
Then I went to the gym, where I kicked butt. I did 45 minutes on the elliptical-type machine, and hour on the treadmill, and 45 minutes on the bike. I was actually angry when I left - I gave up 15 minutes before my planned dismount of the bike, but my body was very tired. I was struggling with every cycle. So I decided that since I listen to my body when it comes to eating, I should also start listening to my body when it is tired. After 2 and a half hours, it wasn't laziness, it was exhaustion. So I went home and fixed lunch.
1 cup whole wheat penne, asparagus, a tablespoon of pesto, and a tablespoon of cheese. Yummy.
Happy Almost Friday!