Friday, July 27, 2012

I wish I was skinnier....feel good Friday.

I can't count the number of times I have said that to myself when I look in the mirror.
When I look at a picture.
What a silly thing to wish.
If I heard my daughters say that, I would feel sad and instantly jump in with a little pep talk about how they are perfect JUST HOW THEY ARE.
If I heard my friend say that. I would do the same thing.
But I still do it to myself.
Not that I shouldn't be a little more fit.
A little more trim.
A little more skinny.
It's just that there are A LOT better things to wish for.
I mean, maybe I should wish for a little more TIME, so I could do all the things I love and work in that workout too.

I saw a picture the other day that a neighbor took of me on the 4th of July a few years back.
I thought. Wow, I actually was kind of skinny.
Now, WHY was that my first thought?
I looked happy.
That's what my first thought should have been.
I bet that day I looked in the mirror and made that same wish for skinniness.
I didn't enjoy the person I was that day. At that moment.

SO, weird post for a feel good Friday so far right?
I am sort of embarrassed I am saying this all out loud.
But I am saying it because I am not the only one.
And if you were standing in front of me today,
I would tell you to wish for something better.
To tell yourself what you would tell your daughters.
To appreciate all the goodness you are RIGHT NOW.
Be the best you that you can be.

I am not promoting a nation of unhealthy people.
I am just, feeling like, it should be said.
YOU ARE AMAZING just how you are.
Feel good today.


  1. You are amazing JUST HOW YOU ARE! But you can't discount how much more amazing you could be healthy. Does that make sense? When you're healthy and your body is its best state - you are happier, have a better outlook on life, and can get more done! But, I feel good about all that after reading this. :) xoxo

    1. yes ABSOLUTELY skye!
      I still want to push myself to be healthy. To do more to be fit and have energy. I just was feeling like I wish that was not what I always thought when I saw myself. I was thinking about how often I hear other girls say it too. And when I hear them say it, I want to tell them how beautiful they are TODAY.

  2. I know what you mean when you say you look at a picture and wish for that X thing you had. But you're so right we should just learn to accept and love who we are right now.

  3. II think you need a fabric featuring "you are amazing JUST HOW YOU ARE!" it's a message we should repeat more often!

  4. :-)
    What a lovely post. Thanks!


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