|Stevie says Hi!!|
Speaking of moving, and home improvements, I learned a lesson about appreciating your body this week. I was kind of down on myself, wondering why I'm not as lean as I feel like I should be, wondering why after all of these workouts I've been doing and just in general being healthier than I've ever been I'm still holding on to some beer pounds. Anyway, I thought for sure I would be sore after painting, since it's not something I do, like ever. But I wasn't sore at all the next day. I also wasn't sore from moving heavy things. I am going to work really hard from now on to stop those negative thoughts from coming into my head. I want to appreciate my body for all that it can do, and for still being strong after everything I've put it through. The extra pounds will or won't come off, and I'm working on being okay with that. I'm happy with the way I'm eating, and happy with my workout regimen, so that's all that matters. I realized that I can't speak out against body shaming if that's what I'm doing to myself. It was a real light bulb moment, and I realize that I had the moment because I was open to that positive feeling. A few years ago I would have been too full of self hatred to feel anything good about myself. Progress is pretty cool! I hope the recent trend of body shaming and food shaming comes to a close in the vegan community. It certainly isn't helping the animals, and it's very disappointing to see vegans take such a nasty, ugly approach to this lifestyle. We should be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down. I've babbled enough for one day.