So here’s the deal. I had a major adult moment the other day. I was texting my little sister and the convo went something like this:
I was tossing and turning that night because I was thinking about how a horrible role model I was for my teenage sister. I basically just conveyed to her that looks were everything. That as an adult with more than half a brain (and no modestly apparently) I was conveying to her that I was more interested in men who only cared about looks than any other attribute. I immediately felt ashamed and then a little voice in my head said that my self esteem needed a boost. That I needed to be confident about myself before asking anyone else to like me for who I was.
So here’s the adult moment: I need to take care of myself for me. Not for anyone else. And I need to be a good role model for my sister. I need to show her by how I live that take care of myself and that I do what I need to do in order to have confidence in myself. I think I would have better body confidence if my body was stronger and healthier. Do I think I am ever going to look like someone who walks down the Victoria’s Secret runway? No, but my goal is to have their confidence. So instead of skinny I want strength, instead of flab I want fit.
I’ve made a command decision that working out cannot just be something that is easy for me to skip. It cannot be something that I treat as an ‘extra.’ It needs to be something as important as a trial.
I hope others feel (or will feel) that working out and having confidence in your body is as important as how I’m feeling. To further that sentiment I’ve got a fit-tastic (yeah I’m rolling my eyes too) giveaway for you!
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