If I put as much effort into eating healthy and exercising as I did into negative/pessimistic thoughts, I’d be a health guru. As everyone knows though, it’s not easy.
I dilly-dally. I procrastinate. I sneak around food, and feel bad after eating chocolate. My body is constantly on my mind (in an unhealthy way). I think maybe my goal this Lenten season shouldn’t be “No eating after 8:30” or “no sweets”. It should be to treat my body better, and to treat me better.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Treat yourself as you treat your best friends”? It’s all about honesty and respect. You will always tell your best friends the truth, but it’s in the nicest, most respectful way possible. Would you ever call your best friend fat? ugly? chubby? NO! Why? Because you care about them. I need to start caring about myself. If I could free up some of this mental capacity I waste on negative body image, maybe I could actually focus on studying for my math term this Wednesday.
Or I’m going to keep procrastinating by blogging.. or reading blogs…. we’ll see.