Monday, February 24, 2014

Motivation Monday

Are there any other Today show viewers out there?  I saw this morning that they are beginning a series called Love Your Selfie encouraging everyone to love themselves for how they look today.  I think this concept is really important.  You deserve your love and respect now, not just when you accomplish milestones or a specific number on a scale.

I find that if I am loving me and am thankful for the things my body can do today, then I am more likely to treat myself to a nice workout or a delicious well balanced meal.  Most of my eating binges and couch potato moments come when I am not respecting myself.

I deserve respect and self love daily.  I deserve time spent with myself determining just what my body needs so it can reach its full potential.  I shall spread the love.  Joining in the spirit of the Love Your Selfie moment, here are some selfies of me.  Full length with my long legs (and cute shoes).


An at work selfie from last week rocking my awesome new scarf...


And a first thing in the morning pic for No Makeup Monday...



Today I am linking up with the lovely ladies of Motivation Monday.  The hot topic of conversation today is strength training.  My favorite strength training workout without a doubt is yoga.  I love that I take a class every Monday at lunch.  It's awesome.


Yoga is a fantastic practice for loving yourself as you are in the moment and for what your body can do today.  Am I the most limber I have ever been in my life today?  No.  But after class today I might be more than yesterday.  Do I have the best formed down dog in the class?  Nope.  But I rock an awesome pigeon pose and I can balance like crazy in tree pose.  

Find something today that you love about your body and celebrate it.  You deserve it.

Have a lovely Monday friends.








Linking Up:
Daily Dose of Del Signore

14 comments:

  1. I am thinking about trying yoga. I will probably do it sometime in the next few weeks. I am sharing this post.

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    1. Thanks Betty. Yoga is awesome!! I think everyone should try it!

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  2. I love your scarf! Yoga is great, too; I'm definitely not a pro, but it is so relaxing :)

    Amy @ livinglifetruth.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!! I was super excited to find it. It was only 12 bucks!

      I am no yoga pro either, but it sure gives me a great arm and core workout...that relaxation bit doesn't hurt at all.

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  3. Love your scarf! Love Your Selfie is a great idea. I blog about this some time ago. Loving Your Body Can Help You To Lose Weight. I believe when we started appreciate ourselves, we will not resort to dangerous diets, surgical procedures, slimming pills, and exercises that will make us sick, weak and more emotionally down in the end. Instead of focusing on the imperfections you see in the mirror, appreciate your uniqueness on your life experiences, strengths, values, character, and even your weaknesses.

    herweightlossdiary.blogspot.com

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  4. I have a lot of photos of myself on my blog, but I really hate getting my photo taken. I should get it done more often for my kids. :-)

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    1. I am sure your kiddos would love it!

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  5. I want to do yoga so bad. That is awesome that you do a class every week! I recently started a "Shaping Up For Summer" link-up, which will run every Saturday through May, and I would LOVE it if you wanted to link up your fitness posts. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Oh, cool!! Thanks for the invite. I will check it out!

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  6. What an awesome post. Yoga is crazy intimidating for me because even the "beginners stuff" is harder than it should be for me lol Its seriously sad how UNflexible I am. The sad thing is I get discouraged too easily and never "try" it for longer than a few days. Thanks for this post, I need a good swift kick in the pants lately in terms of self esteem!

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    1. I felt the same about yoga when I started. It is so awesome though because it is all about honoring you and what your body can do today. That is one of my fave things about it!

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