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June 7, 2011 by Leanne Vogel July 17, 2015
I was blown away with the amount of feedback all of you left on Saturday’s positive affirmations project post.
Chelsea: I believe in myself everyday and on days I don’t it’s only because I know I’m not pushing myself to be my best. When that happens I get up and do something about it.
Tori: I have negative thoughts from time to time, but I try to stop and appreciate something I love about myself! It’s so strange how women especially talk negatively to themselves without even thinking twice about it.
O.C: I think that from time to time every one of us struggles with loving, accepting, and believing in ourself. People get so caught up in everyday life that they don’t even realize how mean they are being to themselves! I would never say to another person “you’re unworthy” or “nothing you ever do will be good enough” then why should I allow these toxic thoughts to cross my mind about myself. This post was just the reminder i needed to be a little kinder to myself everyday
Kelsey: i feel like i can say i love myself now and i believe in myself. its really affirming knowing im at a place to finally say that, and it feels wonderful! <3
We’re all in this together!
A year ago…
I was a couch potato.
I wasn’t satisfied with the way my body looked and felt.
Today, I have a nap on the couch before I go out for a run.
Today, I look at myself in the mirror and I’m happy with what I see.
There are good moments and not so good moments. There are days I have to force myself to the gym, and other days where I can’t wait to jump on the treadmill.
When I think of my training, I know that I’m giving it my all, that I listen to my body, and that comparing myself to others is absolutely pointless.
But, it wasn’t always like this!
Just as I spoke down to myself with normal everyday tasks, working out was no exception. I caught myself saying “I can’t run that fast” or, “there’s no way I can swim that many lengths”.
So, when it came time to run or swim, how do you think I did?
To help with this, I’ve created a little mantra I like to repeat to myself before I start a lap, run the track, or begin a race:
Although it may not sound like much, these 11 words have helped me increase my swim time, run faster and stronger, and avoid injury. I feel focused and collected, ready to tackle anything that comes my way.
Other affirmations that help with training:
Once I had this going, I thought I was in the clear, but then I started to get discouraged. I wasn’t seeing the results I expected, I was getting overwhelmed by the thought of training for a marathon when I hadn’t even ran a 5km race yet. So, in March, I began setting monthly fitness goals to keep me motivated and encouraged.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.