While I was out running yesterday, I had an apostrophe... Lightning had just struck my brain...
The only thing insecurities are hurting is YOU!
Let's use the example of feeling insecure about running outside in your sports bra. And let's even say you pass someone who thinks that you aren't their cup of tea. Well, let's be real, they will probably forget about you in all of 3.7 seconds. So then, WHY DO WE PUT SO MUCH WEIGHT ON IT?! Why do we get in our heads and worry about what "they" may think of us?! WHO THE FRICK CARES?! They don't and we sure as heck shouldn't!
|Not only can running in your sports bra be rather freeing (after you get over the|
'scary as heck' feeling), but you also save on doing some laundry ;)
Now I am not saying that you can't be dissatisfied with how you look or that you can't be working on yourself to get fitter/ healthier/ stronger/ etc, but what I am saying is that these insecurities that we are feeling are hogwash! They're holding us back from being in love with ourselves! They are truly preventing us from living our lives! And THAT is NOT cool!
|I normally HATE pictures of me from the back (the first thing I see are|
my 'love handles/ muffin top'), but if I am going to embrace me then I
need to embrace ALL OF ME!
Earlier this week I went out for a run down by the beach. It was the Fourth of July so I got all decked out for my workout.
|I use any excuse that I can to get dressed up for an occasion ;)|
Well, let's just say I had more than my fair share of nasty looks and rude comments. I just don't understand why people (especially females) are so judgmental of one another. #RealTalk - it hurts. It stings me to my core and I replay the looks or comments over in my head for days on end. But on Monday I had to stop and smile. I have a fabulous life and I felt sorry for all of the folks that were grumpy and not as joyful as I am. I don't know if it is a jealousy thing (that I am willing to go outside and potentially look like a fool without caring what people think of me) or if my happiness (saying "Good Morning" or "Happy Fourth") really just rubbed them the wrong way, but whatever the issue, it's THEIR issue!
So, for today, I'm yelling "SCREW YOU, INSECURITIES, SCREW YOU" and planning to live my life without focusing on the negativity! Let's vow to love ourselves and love one another, to build each other up and ROCK THIS LIFE!
What's your best tip for blocking out the negativity around you (whether it is coming from internal or external sources)?