I met my sister and niece at the gym for a 4:30 Group Power class. It's really hard to get used the the new name with the new gym. To me it is Body Pump. Meh, I'll adjust.
I came home and made supper and caught up on Twitter, Facebook etc. I found a very interesting post from someone that I just started following. It's funny, it was a link to a person who's page I used to "like" but I found she posted WAY too much so I "unliked" her page awhile back. I read this and it really hit home to me. Her blog is gokaleo.com and you can like her page on Facebook "Go Kaleo". So here's what she said:
-reading diet books
-believing most of what I read on the internet
-shaming myself for enjoying food
-putting my life on hold 'until I lost weight'
-judging other women's bodies
-being physically active doing something I enjoy every day
-eating foods I enjoy in appropriate amounts
-making sure to get enough protein every day
-focusing on what my body can DO rather than how it looks
-being gentle with myself when I made mistakes
-perceiving those mistakes as valuable learning opportunities
-focusing on BUILDING a healthier body rather than TEARING DOWN the body I already had
-looking for the beauty in other women
She seems to figured this out. I have not. Two of the things I struggle with is self hatred and comparing myself to others. This has to stop. I am a work in progress. I will get there. Onward and upward.
Oh and I got the sweetest email from the coordinator of the Run for the Whales in Maui! It seems I'm a little too eager for the race. Online registration hasn't opened yet. Ooops. She said to check back when it gets a little closer to the Feb 2nd 2014 date. I will do that :-)