I touched on this a little bit the other day, but I'm gonna repeat myself a little bit.
How we speak to ourselves has such an impact, more than I really realized until just the last several months. I knew that when my friends talk badly about themselves, their talents, their weight, their looks, their hair... it made me sad, and it made me reflect on myself in the same ways! I've struggled a lot with self image my whole life. I've never been good enough for me. My husband tells me I'm beautiful and I somehow think he's either blind or a liar. Why? Why are we so quick to discard the good things and we so easily accept any criticism. I was told by an internet troll earlier this week that my hair isn't curly, it's stringy. If I had received that criticism months ago it would have hurt me so much more than it did this week. My hair isn't stringy, it's wavy, wild, textured and beautiful! I gained a few pounds back over the last few weeks, but I'm still working towards my goals. I'm not a failure. Seeing a gain would have ended my journey a few years ago, but I am giving myself more grace now. I didnt "mess up" when I gained, my priorities and energy were focused on more important things. My point is, we beat ourselves up too much and we need to learn to extend grace to ourselves and those around us.
Speak life to yourself. Speak life to each other. Spread love and encouragement at every opportunity.
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