Day 16: Mind Musings on Monday

It is Monday…

We so often use Mondays to punish ourselves of deciding…ugh…I was terrible this weekend with not exercising…or drinking too much…or eating too late…or sleeping in…or not enough sleep…or not enough prayer….then we resolve to be too harsh on Mondays…

Isn’t this quote from Joyce Meyer so perfect…it doesn’t matter if
you are a mom or not….it is a fabulous thing to reflect on…
WE ARE NOT PERFECT…HE IS!!!

Instead I want you to view Monday as a day to…

Muse…

Meditate…

Marvel…

be Mindful…

Thus today….think of how you can respect yourself…love yourself…and not beat yourself up for be amazingly human and enjoying this amazing life we have been given.

If you need some extra encouragement…extra motivation on this Monday check out a great interview with Molly Galbraith on Mind Body Musings.  Molly talks about truly respecting the body you are in.  I love how she shares about she is curvy and how she had to learn to truly respect that and love it.  She has friends who lean out in the legs naturally….she leans out in the waist naturally…some lean out in the arms more….etc….but the point is to love the body you are in, even when you are wanting to make changes to still love it right now!!!

You can also find out more about Molly at GIRLS GONE STRONG…this is one of my favorite websites to read and learn from….

GO FORTH AND LOVE THYSELF!!!

Hugs and prayers always,
~Kelly

Fear Not: Beautiful Bodies in Season!

WE MUST RESPECT OURSELVES!  We must respect that our bodies go through seasons and cycles just like the weather!

Our ancestors understood this better than we do.  They respected it better!  Could it be they were more in-tune with this fact because they weren’t bombarded with so many distractions?  Distractions of gadgets.  Distractions of ads telling us we should look like this or that?  Distractions of flashing stuff?

What if we decided to relax and respect what our bodies need?  What if we quit comparing ourselves from one person to the next?  What if we quit comparing ourselves to where we were a year ago?

Here is an example of respecting our bodies:

Did you know that during winter our bodies want to hold on to a bit more weight.  It is our bodies way of protecting itself from a hard winter, famine, food store shortage.

Did you know that your body is going to crave more fruit during summer, late fall,  because that is when it is in season, so your body can prepare for the previous statement on winter.

Did you know spring time tends to be when most of us are at our leanest.

Did you know that if you respect the cycle of your body fluctuating a bit here and there during each season and not freak out you are going to maintain a healthier metabolism as well as a healthier state of mind?

I know I feel like a broken record…lol.  I’ve mentioned most of this individually on previous postings, on my facebook page, and to many many many friends and family.  Yet I still see it, still hear it, still read about how many people don’t love themselves, don’t nurture themselves, don’t strengthen themselves!

Did you know that when you stress about all that above (even letting it be a consuming thought, a nagging irritant, etc is stress)….when you stress about these things…..YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE!  

Why is all this so darn important!?!?!

Because I want all people….especially women…..to love the amazing person they were meant to be….the person they are RIGHT NOW!!!

This is the only way we are going to change the culture of self-hate for our daughters….girls in our lives!

When they see us loving ourselves….not depriving ourselves….nurturing ourselves with great wholesome food…great movement….great laughing….great community involvement….

When they see this they then don’t focus on what they think is wrong with themselves….therefore decrease the likelihood of them looking for “Love in all the WRONG PLACES!”…..

When we practice love….show love…are love….
They become love….expect to be loved in an honorable, Godly way….they respect themselves….they change the culture around themselves by demanding dignity, integrity, respect of their true being….the being GOD created them to be!

Our bodies…our sexuality…is not to be feared but to be embraced the way God intended it to be in ALL SEASONS!

Blessings and prayers ALWAYS!
~K 🙂

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