mirrorLately I don’t like to look at myself in the mirror. All I see is the extra weight I have gained and the gray hairs I have grown. Looking in the mirror is unavoidable. I have to look in the mirror in order to get ready for work each day. Imagine what I would look like if I did not use the mirror to apply my make-up or fix my hair. I am sure I would be a sight, and not a pretty one.  

I know that I should not be consumed with how I look, after all it really is about what is on the inside. Right? Last year at this time I was going to the gym 4 to 5 days a week. I was drinking 80 or more ounces of water. I felt great, and I had loads of energy. I was two dress sizes smaller than I am now. Then summer came, and in a flash I lost the good habits I had developed. In just a few months I gained back a lot of the weight I had lost. I became tired all the time, and had no energy. I can not help but be disappointed with myself and my lack of will power when I study myself in the mirror. 

I am doing something about it. I have made some life changes and am seeing results and am actually starting to feel better about how I look and feel. I set attainable health and fitness goals. I am holding myself accountable for reaching these goals. I am blogging about these goals as yet another way to remain accountable and I have set up a couple of accountability partners. 

January was my “get back at it” month. I did great with developing my eating and exercise habits. February has been my “keep at it month.” I am continuing to develop the habits that I began to reform in January. I am not perfect, but I am making progress in forming habits and making effective changes. 

This is the year that I take care of myself again. This is the year that I regain my positive self image. 

What things make you lack a positive self-image?

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