“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing people who don’t love you either.” Mandy Hale
As you know I’m on quite the journey. A most basic definition of journey is – passage or progress from one stage to another. I’m sure as hell passing through and as y’all know I love to say I am putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes, especially lately, I feel like it’s’ rather slow though. Kinda like a slug on a hot, summer day that is melted to the concrete. Eww gross! That’s a visual! The second part of that definition mentions progress. I have to ask myself . . . Am I progressing? Or am I going backwards and into some dark places? Of course, I don’t hide it and yes, I acknowledge it – I’m in a very vulnerable place. Difficult to admit but an even harder place to be in. I feel like there are numerous question marks hovering above my head that everyone can see as I walk around. So many “what if(s)” make it even more difficult to live in the moment but I still try.
So, for today here is the good . . . along with a question for all my readers Worldwide . . . I am strong. You are strong. We are stronger than we think. Trust me on that one and it’s okay for someone to remind you of that on days you just can’t seem to believe it. And remember I’m here to hold your hand and walk through this with you. And now the question . . . What do you say to yourself or what do you do to love yourself? I need help from all my Look for the good . . . peeps for tips on self-love. You can comment below or message me any number of ways – privately or publicly – on Instagram @lookforthegoodinc or @janewithahart or on Facebook on my Look for the good page (look for our special logo). I have to give a special shout out to @thejourney_world for this Instagram quote post which is a quote from one of my recent faves #mandyhale. Much Peace and Love Y’all!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn
Boo! Why did I have to pick this one out today of my very own LFTG jar? I suppose it’s the little reminder that I CAN DO THIS! I started a whole body cleanse this week. Today is actually the first deep cleansing day. It is not easy but I know it will be worth it. I haven’t done this in years but my stress is causing my body to break down in many different ways. It is not just the way I look on the outside. However, I am going to show some pics of myself before and through this process. I debated back and forth over whether or not I wanted the world to see my body like this. It is embarrassing. But I decided 1. I need support from others to take care of my body not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and 2. Hopefully, this will encourage someone else to take care of themselves. No matter how small a step – still take that step in the right direction. Be warned the pictures are gross. I have lots of cellulite which is hard to see in some pics but in other pics to come you can see it just fine. I have decided to really share it all. If I keep telling everyone else to Look for the good . . . then I must do the same. I have also decided to try my best every day to LIVE IN THE MOMENT!
So, for today here is the good . . . With the help of my neighbor, Annie, who is a personal trainer (including nutrition/exercise plans) and through my Isagenix cleansing products guy, Steve, I am going to lose some pounds but also tone up. I am being very realistic about this. It may take me longer than others. I may fall but I will get back up and try again. This must be a lifestyle change for me – no diets! I have to be strong bodied to lift and take care of Grayson. I need to be strong mentally and emotionally to live this life I was given. Eating healthier and exercising is better than not trying at all. Here I go . . . I would love for you to take this journey with me. Contact me to find out how. Much Peace and Love Y’all!