Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm liking tip #5...


Howdy folks.

Things have been going well here in Pittsburgh.

Despite Valentines Day.

Normally, I would be sitting around eating cookies and chocolates and pink-colored everything. But this year is different.

This year I'm eating cookies and chocolates and pink-colored everything while standing.

And while helping people pack and clean and carry furniture. Which I am counting as today's exercise because I was definitely sweating by the end of that two hour session.

Have I mentioned that I'm a good friend?

Now, about this weeks challenges.

The Physical Challenge. The going jogging two times? I've got it covered. I mean, I haven't done it yet, but I still have two days. It's gonna happen. Probably.

The Emotional Challenge. I clicked through to read The Body Confidence Techniques article, planning to skim it quickly and write something fast: "Great pick, totally love it!" etc.

But then points 1 and 2 grabbed me, and wouldn't let go.

Maybe because I spend a terrible half hour this evening trying on outfit after outfit, getting more and more angry with every glance in the mirror. Every shirt I threw to the ground, and then stamped on because it was either that, or scream, and I didn't want to scare my neighbors.

We all have things we dislike (sometimes intensely), and want to change about our bodies. I know I do. And we all have days when we look in the mirror, and all we see are the flaws (or is that just me?).

But focusing on those things, and letting them get us down? All that gets us is a lack of confidence, and a hatred towards mirrors. Towards what we see in the mirror.

This article is all about loving yourself, and strutting your stuff. It's about accepting your body, and loving it, then challenging it, and showing it off.

And that sounds a whole lot better to me.

Confidence is sexy.

I am sexy.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go celebrate it. Thanks tip #5....

(Ow!Ow!)

-Helena

3 comments:

Amber on February 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM said...

I totally had one of those 'outfit throwing' experiences on valentines day, I feel your pain! How did the running go?

Ps. Its good to hear from you (blogging wise)!

Annie on February 22, 2011 at 9:43 PM said...

Thanks for the update! You rock!

Chantel on February 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM said...

Good work Helena, and I'm curious to hear how running and zumba went!

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Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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