As I was doing my morning exercises (really bad quality 10 second video below), I was reflecting on how I feel…strong and confident, grounded and beautiful! In fact, I have never felt better in my own skin. I have never had more energy or felt more grounded and sure of myself in this body than I do today at almost 49!!! It does not look like it did when I was 18, 28 or even 38 and I am good with that. I have “grown” human beings inside my belly and that changed things, and that was a massive blessing! But this body of mine, it keeps me in motion, dreaming, loving and breathing. I can exercise, I can run and skip and sing and do ANYTHING I want with this body (and I DO all of those things with it and soooooo much more). It is healthy….I am healthy.
I was at a conference recently and heard a man speak about his love of life. He serves as an incredible inspiration to me (and 18,000 other people in attendance). His name is John O’Leary and his book (which I HIGHLY recommend) is called ON FIRE. He was burned over his ENTIRE body and yet who he IS, what he has accomplished and all he is grateful for is such a reality check!!! It is so important to be mindful at any age or stage, of all the things we have to be grateful for with our bodies that keep us functioning on the daily, mostly, without us having to even think about anything (hearts pounding, blood pumping, legs walking etc, you get the picture).
I am dedicated to nourishing my body from the inside out by looking after it, treating it with love and kindness, feeding it good foods (with the occasional treat) and using healthy clean products….all of this, so that I can honor this temple that I live in and treat it with the utmost respect to be able to do all the awesome things I want to do in this beautiful life.
SO yes! Today, and every day for that matter, I am grateful for my body!!! Are you grateful for yours? Share with me how and why? And if you’re not…what small actions could you take to turn that around and START to LOVE your body? I look forward to your comments below.
Never stop believing one person can make a difference…that one person is YOU!
Live your most amazing life by design.
With love and gratitude,
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