Thankful Thursday – My Body

My fellow coach/biz partner posted in one of our challenge groups recently about being thankful for our bodies and all that we put them through. This really got me thinking, because she is 100% right. I grumble and sometimes complain because of things, but the truth is, I am thankful for this strong, sturdy body. I put it through a lot. I challenge my body a lot. I exhaust my body, and then recharge my body. But I think sometimes I (and probably most of us) take for granted just how much we should appreciate our bodies.

I am constantly putting mine through the wringer with challenging workouts, a very constant state of go-go-go (I fully expect to be slightly less go-go-go when the wedding is over!), and while I try very hard to get 8 hours of sleep, my average is more like 7. My body deals with Diabetes, and environmental challenges, and everything else. I complain sometimes but the truth is, gosh, I put my body through a lot, and it always rises to the challenge! I don’t think I realized that!

I think I am gonna indulge in a full body massage as a thank you! A little self love is never a bad thing, and a body constantly being challenged deserves some luxury pampering!

You should think about rewarding yourself and your body too – it’s probably very well deserved! 🙂

Wednesday Wisdom – Miguel Angel Ruiz

Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

I love this one. While I am much better about it now, you might recall hearing me talk about how I take everything super personally – every a1c score increase, everything. I would somewhat berate myself about needing to do better. When in fact, if I am doing the best I can, that’s all I can do.

Beating yourself up and making yourself feel bad for things that are not totally in your control is pointless – it isn’t going to help you. Be kind to yourself – you are fighting a tough battle and doing the best you can.