“I am courageous. I am confident. I respect myself at all times. I live my life with integrity. I am at peace with myself and the world around me. I live a life that is rich with inspiration. I am strong and powerful”
Respecting yourself, having confidence and peace with yourself is the most important thing you can do for your mind, body, and soul. This is something I am so very passionate about.
The other day I weighed myself and what a disaster. I already lost 15 pounds but the past couple months I gained 5 of them back. (I really love Easter candy and chocolate. It’s my all time favorite) After pouting about this for awhile, eating more chocolate, and telling myself “well I’m a chub already, so whatever” I finally told myself “No. You, Mariah, are a sexy beast.”
I’m going to share with you an amazing secret.
Want to know how I lost the weight so easily to begin with? I don’t tell many people about this anymore because I often get negative comments saying that I’m wrong and it doesn’t work like that. Well, you can talk the talk but I’m walking the walk. I TOLD myself I was SKINNY. After I put that into my head I felt skinny and all of my cravings kind of dissolved and I craved healthier food and lots of water. It was actually really amazing. It was a lot easier to learn to love and respect my body then to tell myself “I’m chubby and need to diet” because let’s be honest, diets are completely overrated and everybody needs a little something sweet in their life every now and then, without feeling guilty!
Now that I’m on the path to trying to loving my body again, speak more kindly to myself, and focus on a healthy lifestyle….I have also decided to toss that scale. I don’t want my happiness and feelings to be about what’s on the scale but about how I feel physically and mentally. Becoming scale obsessed is not healthy for your mind and will not help you to love your body.
Don’t only be kind to others but always be kind to yourself. Your mind is such a powerful tool in your body. As Buddha says “Rule your mind or it will rule you”
The Wonder Seeker