Friday, May 20, 2011

Recapturing Beauty-Day 9

Day 9

The Challenge:Body Kindness

Be kind to your body today. Take a nap, go for a walk, take a bubble bath or cook yourself a healthy meal. Whatever you do, do it with kindness

Today I took a nap and a bath and went to dinner for myself. Kenzie has colic at night which is miserable and hasn't been sleeping well this whole week. She's been eating waking every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Last night I finally cracked and called my midwife. She saw me this morning and suggested using a Gumdrop binkie, which has worked wonders today and tonight, and to use to stretch out her eating. It has worked great today so we shall see how tomorrow goes. I'm still running on low and really tired but feel more hopeful after today!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Recapturing Beauty-Day 8

Day 8

The Challenge: Self Talk

Pay attention to your thoughts today. Ask yourself, How do my thoughts make me feel? Is what I'm thinking really true? Practice challenging your negative thoughts and replacing them with more positive and truthful ones.

This is a hard one for me. I can really beat myself up with my self talk and I know it. I need to do a better job of thinking and speaking to myself positively. When I worked out today I did tell myself I was feeling stronger. I felt so much better mentally after I worked out to that it helped me to look at my body today and know that it will change and get to where I want it to be.

Recapturing Beauty-Day 7

"You can't live your life worrying that the world is staring at you. When you let people's opinions make you self-conscious you give away your power...the key to feeling (confident) is to always listen to your inner self-(the real you)."

Jeffrey R. Holland

Day 7

Challenge: Tune out the Media

I have failed misserably...mainly because Kenzie has NOT been doing great the last few days and I didn't read my book ahead of time to see what the challenge was. So I will try to do the no media tomorrow. Part of this challenge was to enjoy nature and family and I did do that today. My sister Julie came out to our house with Ryan and Audrey and we went to the local park and had a picnic. It was a lot of fun and so nice to finally enjoy the weather!

Recapturing Beauty-Day 6

Day 6
Challenge: No Bad Talk

Refrain from talk about weight or shape of self and others. Be aware of how often you compare yourself to others, and evaluate how this makes you feel.

WELL, I did the best I could. I now realize how much weight and body image is apart of almost every aspect of what goes on in this world. I did a good job not talking about it but it definitely was apart of my thoughts as I got ready and did things throughout the day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Recapturing Beauty-Day 5

Day 5

The Challenge: Exercise for Fun

I decided for this one to make it a "fun" type of exercise to wrestle and play around with my boys. It was only for like 15 minutes but was so fun to make them laugh and get down on their level and play. I need to do this more often and I know they will appreciate it as I do. It was a great way to bond and get my heart rate up just a bit!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Recapturing Beauty-Day 4

Day 4

Challenge: Get ready on the inside

Today I was supposed to spend the same amount of time it's take me to get ready and take the same amount of time in service to someone, reading my scriptures, meditating, etc.

Well today being Sunday you would think I would have succeeded today at doing my challenge, but I didn't. I woke up and right after I woke up Jordan left to go to St. Maries to speak in their ward as part of his assignment being on the High Council. So, I went right into getting kids ready for church, myself ready as well, nursing Kenzie, getting dinner in the crock pot, starting a load of laundry, yes I do laundry on Sunday, and getting the church bag ready to go. You would think this should only take a couple of hours but I literally spent from 8am to 11am doing all of this. It's crazy around here! So, I haven't done the challenge necessarily but I totally know I need to do a better job of it but right now I just don't think it's going to be my top priority till my little girl is a little older! But I know I need to make sure I'm incorporating something spiritual every day into my life.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recapturing Beauty-Day 3

Day 3

Pretty is something your born with. But beautiful? That's an equal opportunity adjective.

The Challenge: 10 Positive Things

Make a list of 10 positive things you like about yourself that have nothing to do with your appearance, and 10 positive things you like about your appearance.

Why? Your perception of yourself includes the physical. We won't pretend it's not important...physical factors are part of the mortal world we live in. We've challenged you to make two lists because both your inner and outer beauty affect you and there will be times you feel insecure about both. Refer back to your lists and remember the positive.

It is unusually quiet around my house right now. Baby sleeping peacefully on my bed, ahhhh and those two crazy boys are at their cousin Ryan's birthday party with their daddy! What better time to do my challenge and then after I'm done I'm going to go snuggle with my little Kenz and give her a big kiss and fall asleep next to her, one of my FAVORITE things!

10 things I like about myself that have nothing to do with my appearance

1.) I thrive being around people
2.) I quickly compliment others when I notice something I like about them
3.) I am kind
4.) I'm quick to forgive
5.) I love helping others
6.) I do not procrastinate
7.) I'm good at public speaking
8.) When I want something done I work really hard to accomplish whatever it is
9.) I am a people pleaser...this is good and bad
10.) When I say I am going to do something I do it

10 Things I like about my appearance

1.) I like my eyes
2.) I like my eyelashes
3.) I like my wrists...weird I know but they are like the only skinny part on me right now
4.) I like how voluptuous I am right now....I would have killed it back in the day when fat was hot
5.) I like my lips or at least Jordan tells me how luscious they are ha ha ha ha
6.) I like my nursing mommy upper half
7.) I like my chubby cheeks. I've had them my whole life, skinny or not, and now my little girl does too
8.) I like my fingernails right now. They are long for once.
9.) I like my long hair, but not the color and that will change in a few weeks when I see Whitney
10.) I like that I have small hands cause I'm a girl and I can't imagine having man hands!

If you dwell on the things you're not, you'll miss out on the things you really are.