Hello everyone!! Happy TGIF! So happy it’s finally almost the weekend, especially since I’m battling this silly cold. I feel a little bit better today, but still have swollen glands and a stuffy nose and head…but all in all much better than yesterday 🙂
On Friday’s I usually like to keep posts lighthearted and not so heavy, especially since yesterday’s post was more on the serious side. But today when I got home from the gym and caught up on Facebook for a bit, I came across this poem my spin instructor posted on her wall and I just had to share it with you all today…
Stop Trying To Be
Stop trying to be “skinny”
Don’t work to be rich
For all of those things can be gone in a pinch.
Appreciate your beauty and all that is within
For to do anything less is surely a sin
No body’s perfect
Nobody at all…
So love being you…or be nothing at all.
I just love everything about this message. It resonates so much with what I’ve gone through in regards to my body image struggles, past disordered eating, over exercising…all in an effort in trying to be perfect.
I remember one day I woke up, and I just wanted it all to stop. I was done with trying to be perfect, done with trying to be model thin, done with trying to be “fake” happy all the time, done with obsessively counting calories, and done with overexercising to burn “x” amount of calories. I was completely and utterly tired and exhausted in trying to be, what my mind perceived as, perfect. I learned over the years that there is no perfect, and why should I exhaust myself in trying to be some unrealistic ideal.
Why as women do we put ourselves up on this pedestal and put so many pressures on ourselves. To be the perfect wife/mother/friend/daughter or have the perfect clothes/hair/body etc. Sure I have my days where I fall victim to the comparison trap and compare my life and looks to other women, I think that’s human nature. But when that happens, I instantly remind myself that trying to have that life or trying to have that look, will not bring me happiness. What I have right now in this very moment is pretty spectacular, and I wouldn’t want to trade it with anyone else in the world. I have so many people and blessings in my life to be so thankful and grateful for…my life is my kind of perfect. And what I do know is that what will ultimately bring happiness, is when we all stop trying to be xyz, and start being you 🙂
Hubby wins husband of the year award again for tending to my cranky, sick self yesterday. He went to the grocery store and surprised me with what any under the weather wife needs in that very moment…
Since I’m still recovering from my cold, I took it nice and easy at the gym this morning, especially since I’m super sore from that Vipr class I took yesterday – wowza! I just did 30 minutes of light ellipticalling and then a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. Nice and easy 🙂
Yesterday’s overnight oats were so good I knew I’d want them again the next morning, so last night I was sure to remember to prep them and this morning my breakfast was ready and waiting for me…
Hope you’re all having a fabulous Friday so far and getting ready to jump right into the weekend, whoo hoo! 🙂
Have you ever had a “stop trying to be…” moment?
If so, what helped you to be yourself?
What’s your favorite flavor of cake?!
Any fun weekend plans?!