The timing of this prompt from Jessica and Jill is pure perfection.
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about feeling enough and believing I’m enough, so now it’s time to talk about it.
Last week on Wednesday I headed out for a run. I wasn’t feeling awesome about it, but knew I needed to get the miles in.
I headed out, synced my watch and started my run. Less than half a mile in I couldn’t breathe – I’d forgotten my inhaler again! (I’m going to need to put a note on my door, or something).
Completely defeated I turned around and walked home. I was fighting tears and working hard not to let the negative self-talk take over.
My thoughts immediately turned to the area of my health I’m least happy with – my weight. I talked about it when I talked about my high blood pressure (which is now normal!); unfortunately the adjusting of my weight hasn’t quite been so successful.
It bothers me that I gained weight.
It bothers me that it bothers me that I’m affected by how much I weight.
It bothers me that my pace has been affected by my weight.
It bothers me that I’ve had to buy new clothes because of my weight.
I dislike that I’m letting something like this effect how I feel about me. I can run marathons. I can run an ultra marathon. And yet, but a pair of jeans is too sung again I let it get me down.
I know I’m enough. I know I’m healthy. I know I can do amazing things.
Yes, I am working with my doctor to get through the root of this with blood tests and the like, sometimes these aren’t quite so simple to get to the bottom of.
Regardless of the number on the dang scale, I’m happy and healthy. I really do have everything I could ask for and I feel so #blessed to have just celebrated turning another year older. I have some kickass friends and family who make all my days special and special days specialER (yes, I’m making that a word).
Comparing myself to others isn’t productive, and neither is comparing myself to myself.
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How do you remind yourself you are enough?
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