In the yoga pants. Or the dress. Or the jeans. Or the skirt. Or no pants.
With the coffee. Or the Diet Coke. Or the water. Or the wine.
I just thought you should know.
We are SO critical of ourselves, it's easy to lose track of what's amazing about you. I've been doing a lot of self-examination in my 2.5 months on the Shakle180™ weight loss program, and here's what I've learned: I'm awesome, no matter what I weigh.
Yes, I'm thrilled that I'm losing weight and inches (impressive numbers, I'll tell you!) and that my dress size is shrinking (Down several sizes!) But I also have to be very mindful that I don't let that define me. I have to be careful, as Jamie and I both embark on our individual weight loss journeys, that I don't let Max overhear my self-criticizing. I don't want him to know that I'm not happy with how I look; he tells me all the time that I'm beautiful and that I'm his favorite girl. (Jamie does too, don't get me wrong!)
But damn, it's hard! Even as I button up the size 12 jeans that haven't fit me in years, my eyes drift to the lumps that, while smaller, are still showing over the top of said jeans. I see my belly getting flatter, but I still eyeball my thigh jiggle when I'm getting dressed.
I can't help it.
So when Shaklee asked us to focus on the parts of ourselves that we love, I took a long hard look at myself, and whaddaya know? There's some stuff I like! I have legs for days, and while they're a pain to clothe in pants, they look lovely in dresses, and when I slip on heels? Forget about it. I love my collarbones and shoulders, and how they look when I'm wearing a strapless top.
I asked some friends to tell me what they love about themselves, and to show me. Here's what I got:
So now I have a challenge for YOU. (You knew this was coming, right?) What do you love about yourself? Let's see it! I know you've got something! Take a few minutes if you need to. I know it isn't necessarily the easiest thing to do, and that we're so conditioned to look at ourselves with a harsh eye, but you're gorgeous, I know it.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I will be receiving free products, online support and incentives for participating. All opinions expressed are my own. People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week. I am also a Shaklee distributor.