Beyond the Superficial

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Flip Flop.”

It is a bit sad that the last post I wrote was about resolutions and habits and what not and it has taken THIS long for me to actually build some habits.

The thing is — I was still looking for motivation in all the wrong places. In trying to improve my life – relationships, health, peace of mind – I became obsessed with the superficial.

If you think this post is going to be about finding something beyond the superficial in a relationship, you are right. It is about one of the most important relationships I have — the one with myself.

In the past few weeks, I’ve had a change of heart. The way I feel, look, and the habits I create all have one thing in common: ME.

It is not about what the media tells me I should look like. It is definitely NOT about dieting and cutting out every single food labeled as “bad”. It is about loving myself and actually wanting the best for my body, heart, and soul.

Have I started eating healthier? YES. But not because it is what someone told me to do. I have done it because it makes me feel amazing.  Have I started working out more? YES. For once in my life, I look forward to being sore the next day.

It is amazing what can happen when you choose to love yourself. The world does not revolve around me and I am completely okay with that. However, I only have one life, one body. If I choose not to love it now, I may not have it later.