So, I’m about to get a little serious here on the blog today, hope you guys don’t mind. First, I would like to thank you all for the comments regarding some of my survey answers. I feel like I have come a long way from when I started this blog, and that’s kind of what I wanted to touch on today.
As you guys know, Ninja and I went to Palm Springs last weekend. It was 2 whole days of fun, but it was also 2 whole days of no workouts and not my usual food. I wasn’t really down about it, but I did have a feeling that I was going to be a bit disappointed when I went back into the gym.
Well guess what? I wasn’t.
People have been preaching to me to give my body rest days for years now. I’ve never listened, because I just didn’t think I deserved them. But this Monday after my workout, it kind of just hit me.
I felt really good. My body didn’t ache, nothing was hurting, and I was able to get through my workout with no issues. I also have a mirror in my garage to help me watch my form during lifting, and when I looked in it I was pleasantly surprised.
And then it hit me. Nothing has really changed. My workouts, my eating, it’s pretty much been the same recently. But the one thing that has changed, has been my attitude.
I actually kind of like, dare I say, love my body.
It has taken me all week to really wrap my head around this, because I used to be the girl who starved herself. I used to be the girl who would eat an apple and a Diet Coke for dinner. I used to be the girl who would go running after soccer practice to make sure I burned off any calories I had left.
And now, I’m not?? When did this happen? When did I actually start loving my body? I honestly have no idea. I really really don’t. But I’m not going to question any of it. Because I’m seriously stoked. And I just want to scream it from my rooftop. I literally have the urge to run up to every woman I see and tell her to stop dieting. I want to run up to every teenage girl and hug her and tell her she’s beautiful.
Is that normal? Is that how “normal” girls and woman feel?
I seriously have never been more pumped up or inspired. THIS, is kind of amazing to me. After all these years, I think I actually see what Ninja sees when he looks at me. I think I actually get it. And I can’t wait to pass that on to other women.
Ever had an “Ah Ha!” moment?