Good morning and Happy Valentines Day my lovely readers. Look what I was awoken to this morning. My WDH( Wonderful darling husband) knows what rocks my world. Skinny cap to start the day and he even went to the trouble and used one of the Avanti decorating stencils from a kit the kids gave me for Chrissy to decorate it with a heart. How gorgeous is he!
Valentines Day and love corresponds with the chapter I am reading from "The Biggest Loser Secrets of Sucess"book. I am finding this book so motivating and full of great info. Anyway this chapter is titled "Be your own best friend" and states "It is a fact of life that others will not respect you until YOU love and respect yourself. Part of loving yourself means accepting who you are right now and forgiving any perceived imperfections. Martin Luther King said "Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is a permanent attitude". If you don't love yourself, other people won't either, because you subconsciously push them away. Learn to be your own best friend. Nuture yourself by pampering your body through non-food activities and be determined NEVER TO SAY ANOTHER NEGATIVE THING ABOUT YOURSELF.
As I have shared before until I made myself a priority and worked upon becoming whole and healthy, I was limiting myself as to what I could give other people.
As lovely as it is to have someone else pamper you on special days, be your own best friend and take time to pamper yourself. You deserve it.
I love the suggestions on Fly Lady for ideas to pamper yourself: pampering ideas
WORDS ARE POWER! The way we use words determine how we feel about ourselves and dicate our subsequent actions. TBL book suggests writing down some affirming thoughts on cards and keeping them in your purse, attaching them to the sunvisor in your car or on your mirror and reciting them whenever you can.
Two I am going to reflect upon this week are:
I focus on my strengths, I am my own best friend.
I love and nuture myself, knowing I deserve the best life possible.
Never give up, you are worth fighting for, change in life is gradual. I need to also focus this week upon how far I have to go, but upon what I have achieved. Who would have thought how elusive these final phesky kgs could be.
Ok off to pamper myself with a run and then a home pedi and this afternoon I am going to lock myself in the bathroom, light my favourite candle and soak in a lovely bubble bath using my fav Body Shop products and read the latest WW mag. Already for another week! Tonight I am cooking a special Valentines Dinner to let my family know how much I love them. I'm trying Jo's peppercorn sauce http://www.adashofflavour.blogspot.com/ as my WDH loves his steak and peppercorn sauce, still working on what vegies, and for dessert we will have Berry Dream from STGTBT 5. Will post recipe if its a hit :)
Have a wonderful day everyone, and enjoy being YOU.