Hey, guys! Yesterday I was at the Zumba Strong Pre IDEA World/Blogfest Certification. I’ve been having so much fun here, be sure to check out IG stories for the play by play! Now onto today’s post!
Earlier this week I did a little check in on my 2017 goals and it was a big eye opener. After thinking about which goals I’ve made progress on and which ones I really haven’t made a dent on. I realized how much progress has to do with things I’m continually fighting for. I realized that every day I’m constantly fighting to be a better person, to put my best foot forward, to love and not hate. Sometimes it’s a struggle but the point is that I’m consciously working at it every day.
A Positive Attitude
I’ve mentioned it before but a positive attitude is something I’ve had to work at maintaining. It isn’t something that comes naturally to me. Also, I’ve always found myself someone who is highly influenced by other peoples emotions. If someone cries, I cry, etc.. It’s just the way I’ve always been. So I have the hardest time maintaining positivity when others around me complain or have a negative outlook. I am constantly reminding myself to look at a situation positively, to see the silver lining, and to make the best of everything.
A Positive Relationship with Food
Calorie counting screwed with my emotions regarding food. Dealing with amenorrhea screwed with my emotions regarding food. I fight against developing any kind of obsession with food all the time. It’s tempting to get too restrictive or to say screw it and blow it. Mindful eating is something that is easier with practice but I still have to work at it every single day.
A Positive Body Image
Recently I unfollowed a ton of people on Instagram. A bunch of BBG Transformations and a couple of other bloggers. They were all promoting positivity and tried to be inspiring but all I saw when I read their posts was their bodies. I got a little too obsessive about why I didn’t look like that, so I deleted them and now I don’t think about it. That’s one way I fight to keep my own sanity when it comes to a positive body image.
After dealing with SO many injuries over the past two years I feel like I’ve really fought to find a good place with exercise. I have to constantly remind myself on an almost daily basis that it’s not about today’s workout, it’s about all the workouts for my lifetime. My goal is to be healthy and fit for my life, not just today. This helps me pull back when I need to instead of risking injury. I’ve also had to fight to find exercise I could enjoy and doesn’t come with a massive risk of injury. I had to accept that CrossFit was never going to be for me, nor was super heavy lifting. As someone who is highly competitive I had to learn to not constantly compete with myself. Just because I lifted a certain weight in the past or ran a certain distance/time, doesn’t mean I have to do it again. Basically, I’m constantly working on pushing myself in the gym without taking it overboard.
I’ve never been one to talk about my faith. I’m just happy believing on my own and having my own spiritual life. I’m working on finding ways to be more involved and open up that part of my life a little.
If you are married you know that marriage is something you’ve got to fight for and work at. If you’re married you need no further explanation. If you aren’t, come back when you are and agree.
Other posts on positivity:
- My first post talking about positive self talk
- Why Positivity Isn’t What I Thought
- Things I Fight For