Yesterday during SMART Girls we ran a few laps then headed inside to check out a few videos from the Dove self-esteem project. We often (especially woman) tend to criticize and down grade ourselves. What kind of role-models are we to our kids, friends, family, everyday people when we do this? We teach people how to treat us so to speak. Self image isn’t about vanity. It’s more to do with strength, spirit and confidence.
Check out this video:
What do you dislike or like about you? My dislikes are easy, my big front teeth, huge forehead and pale skin…
You see where I’m going? Having a healthy, positive self image isn’t about vanity. If we don’t treat ourselves right we won’t treat others right. It starts with you. Be an encourager. Be the beautiful, positive, kind, encouraging you that you are!
**Oh gosh and PS I almost neglected to announce my BIGGEST announcement! You may have noticed the small changes in the About Me section and title to my blog… This single momma is no longer single…my honey and I got engaged this past October! Big changes this year. Just as soon as I got confident with the whole single parenting and running thing, now I get to learn about juggling family and running! I’m looking forward to a new chapter and adventure in my life.**