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Proud to Be Me…

So last week I got off track with the Proud To Be Me campaign!  I am getting back on track today, but I wanted to take some time to go back over the days I missed!  I have to be honest that some of these have been more challenging than others!

Nov. 11 – 1 unique quality about myself is that I ___________
I am determined!
Nov. 12 – Today I will focus on my (name a positive trait) ___________
I actually did focus on my kindness last week, just forgot to post about it!
Nov. 13 – 1 positive thing my body allows me to do is ________
RUN!
Nov. 14 – I love my (1 positive thing in your life) ________
Job!
Nov. 15 – I am a great friend because I __________
I am a good listener
Nov. 16 – My (body part) is/are perfect
Hair
Nov. 17 – I’m thankful for my _________
Muscles/strength

Have you been participating in the campaign?  What are some things you are embracing and loving about your body and life?  Fill me in!!!

XO,
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-

True beauty!!

(Side note…I am a little behind with my posts due to my husband having heart surgery and being in the hospital for a few weeks, and then my computer broke! Ahh.  Be back to normal soon!)

Today the challenge for Elf4Health was to be make-up free! It really got me thinking…
I don’t really ever wear make-up to work. Mornings are not my favorite and since I am with little ones all day, it doesn’t make sense to me to even bother putting any on. Yoga pants and sweatshirts are what I usually wear too. I am all about being comfy!
As I scrolled through the pictures that were popping up on Facebook, twitter and instagram, my heart was happy with all the beautiful faces that I was seeing! Some, like me, don’t wear much make-up, and then there were others who found it more challenging to go make-up free. Whatever the case, I could tell that each and every person was beautiful!
Over the last few years I have really learned more about what beauty really means to me. As a result of some painful events early on in life, I struggled with terrible self-esteem issues, and even a horrible eating disorder for most of my life (20 of my 32 years). I am really thankful that I have been able to heal from those events, and learn to see myself, and others differently! I have been blessed to learn the valuable lesson that beauty is more than just what someone looks like! Yes, I feel all my friends are beautiful, but it goes deeper than the smile on their faces. It comes from the heart, the depth of friendship, and how people sacrificed so much to contribute to my life in big and small ways! My life has turned from shattered darkness into a beautiful light!
If you look in the mirror and might not like what you see, please remember that you are indeed beautiful!! You are worth SO much more than being a certain size or looking a certain way! You are a stunning masterpiece who was made to shine!!!
No matter what I am wearing, or if I have makeup on or not…I am ALWAYS beautiful! I am very thankful for all those in my life who remind me of that often!!

(I know I am missing MANY people, but this is what I had to work with today….Know that if you are in my life you are very important to me, and I am so blessed by you!)

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