I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I regard my body. Honestly, I don’t regard it very highly…and I’m ashamed and sorry about that. I’m ashamed because I am so quick to put my body down, or feel badly about how I think my body looks, or gawk at its flaws. What I am not so quick to do is to appreciate it for what it has done for me! My body’s sole purpose is to do my bidding; it gets me where I want to go and does whatever I tell it to day in and day out. What a thankless job! Here’s this chick complaining about the lump here or the sag there and all I’ve ever done is exactly what she’s told me to do! How is THAT fair!?!?!
So, I want to take this time to truly honor my body, and I invite you to do the same! Here’s how I’m going to do that…I’m going to make an ongoing list of all of the things my body has done for me! When I think back on all of the sports, adventures, workouts, travel, and activities that I’ve done in the past 42 years, I’m pretty amazed at what my body and I have accomplished together!
Ready…here’s a start at what my body has done:
– Water skied, snow skied, sledded, swam, inter-tubed, and floated down countless snowy mountains, through rivers, lakes, oceans, and pools.
– Hiked, walked, skipped, jumped, climbed, and ran over mountains, hills, meadows, roads, trails, fields, and forests.
– Kicked, punched, struck, broken, blocked, thrown and rolled hanging bags, focus pads, boards, opponents, and coaches.
Not a bad starter list for just a regular old girl, huh?
So, let’s do it! Let’s honor our bodies for all that they do for us, every day, for the rest of our lives!!! What has your body done for you lately???