You Are Worth It

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The truth is… I have never been one to really invest in my looks. I never wore make up (though I have never found make up that really works for my face). I hardly ever got my hair cut. Maybe once a year? My hair has a lot of damage issues every time I go back in. As the weight packed on, I invested in myself even less. It is absolutely crazy how we can totally ignore our bodies and fill it with absolute crap. Yet I think I really had to go through those periods so I can appreciate life a little more now. I am working so hard to give myself what I have always deserved. I deserve to eat well. My body needs that to function properly. I mean you don’t buy a brand new car and then fill it up with vegetable oil. You give it the proper fuel. So why do we not do that with our own bodies? We fill it with unnatural chemicals that our bodies are unsure what to do with and just try their best to beak it down… How can that be good for your metabolism? Giving it stuff it is unsure of what to do with? I know personally I would much rather have my body knowing exactly what to do with the food I feed it and knowing it will give me the energy to go throughout the day. I do not have the ups and downs that I used to have. Yeah, occasionally I get tired after a long week… but I am tired from exercising not from laying on the couch all day and eating. It is a whole other kind of tired that I really enjoy.

You are worth making that change. I am starting to see those really unnatural foods as poison… I mean seriously, when you are eating things you can’t even pronounce that were made in a lab… how can that really be tasty? Why would you do that to yourself? Why are you not worth natural foods? I know people think it “tastes” better but it is all just part of companies wanting to make more money. They want you to keep coming back so they add things that trick your body to crave it. I do not want companies messing with my mind that! No thank you. After not eating that kind of junk food for months, I do not miss it. If I do eat some of it, I don’t feel well afterwards. It is just not worth it. I am loving making my own food and not relying so much on prepackaged stuff. I have no idea how the notion got into people’s heads that healthy eating meant eating grass all the time. NO WAY. I still eat burgers, spaghetti, chicken, turkey, pork, desserts, bread… I just don’t rely heavily on a lot of additives. I do not rely on butter and salt to make my food taste better. I rely on natural flavors of garlic, onion, basil, rosemary, cilantro, pepper… And honestly, I think it tastes better.

You are worth it. You are worth the extra time to spend on yourself. To make you feel better about yourself. If you are feeling miserable, you have the strength inside of you to change. Trust me. It gets better! Your life is not horrible, but the way you are treating your life is horrible.

Anyway, I am going to get off my high horse now… I don’t know why I felt like ranting. So sorry guys! Ooops.

So today, I treated myself to things I have never done before. A manicure and a pedicure. Also, I got my eyebrows professionally done (which I have never done before either… and I have always hated my eyebrows!). And let me tell you… I do not know why it took me so long to get this done! Manicures and Pedicures are absolutely amazing. My hands are SO soft, and I seriously almost fell asleep in the massage chair when the amazing girl was doing my feet. It was so relaxing… and I think what made it even more awesome was the fact that I knew I deserved it. I have lost 44 pounds (I was down another pound this morning!). 44 pounds. On my own. No magical pill. No weight watchers (not against weight watchers WHATSOEVER… I am just stating I am doing it without it). That is a pretty amazing feat. I am running. I am working out. I am eating right. And I deserve to treat myself.

So ready to see some pictures and have me stop talking like a know-it-all? Ok. Good. Me too! Sorry guys for being annoying. :p

Love the color! Also, my engagement ring. It is getting really big on me now. I need to get it re-sized. When my fiance first proposed, it barely fit.

 

New hair cut! Shorter, signs of bangs, and I love it! Excuse the sleepy look in my eye, this was right before I took a nap. haha

 

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15 thoughts on “You Are Worth It

  1. Congrats! Keep going! Why don’ t you try being pumpered by a professional make up artist to find which make up fits you best -because it’ s 200% sure there are many that work on your face- 🙂 ?

  2. You are so not annoying so there is no need to apologize. I started the YourTruthDiet, healthy journey project so that I could come out of my comfort zone and be the real person that I’ve known myself to be. I think that when we are honest with ourselves at all times then we can address whatever problems we have in the most effective way because we’re not lying to ourselves and pretending to be something we’re not. I think it’s great that you are being open with your feelings and actually doing something that makes you happy and feels good. You’re awesome. Keep up the good work even when you think you can’t.

    • Thanks! I just hate sounding preachy! But I am just really passionate about being healthy… like sometimes I get tempted to go by drive-thrus and yell at people “There’s a better way!!!” Because I know. I was one of those fast food junkies! I did that kind of stuff ALL the time… so I know how bad foods affects the body and I know how good food affects the body…and I want other people to see that change too!

      You are awesome yourself! I love your ideas! and I love how you are trying to make people love themselves throughout all stages of weight loss. It is really easy to get so focus on the end-goal…so it is good to have that reminder!

      • Thank you for your support. I would probably be one of those people at the drive thru. Sad, but true. Lol. However, I will say that I try to make healthier choices now. I understand your passion and it’s great that you want to educate other people as well.

  3. awesome! i heart spa days – so glad you are feeling worth it, because you truly are. The make up thing is fun to place with. I use bare minerals…there is a store at the mall close to me…and they are awesome at doing makeovers…or they call them makeunders! It’s all natural stuff which works for me since i have really sensitive skin. You just have to find the brands that work best for you. I love playing with makeup!

    Okay – enjoy your vacation!!!!

    • I have heard of Bare Minerals but we seriously do not have any place near by! Maybe when I am out west, I will come upon something! I am definitely starting to feel more girly, instead of trying to hide everything under dark and baggy clothing!

      I am so excited! 2 more days!

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