Thursday, December 6, 2012

Healthy you, happy you.


Linking up today with some ladies who put together this lovely idea... I found it from a new friend, Leah over at Beautifully Molded :)

Lately, I've been feeling inadequate. This week has been very draining, and full of too many thoughts. I've found noticed lately that I compare myself to anyone and everyone. How hypocritical of me? I'm always "everyone is beautiful in there own way"... so whats with this?

I am not happy with my body, or what consumes my thoughts. I am too hard on myself, but I feel like I have to be. I've always had to take care of myself, and up until I met Caleb I never really felt that good about myself. As of late, I'm not that satisfied with my body and I've decided to finally do something about it. I want to hit the pavement again, and that's what I've been trying to do. My goal is to be able to run 5 miles no problem. If you knew me back in High School, this was no problem. But lately, I run a mile and I'm sore for 2 weeks.

The past two weeks Caleb and I have been running on and off again, and its making me happier. I feel good about myself afterwards, even when my heart rate is through the roof. It makes me want to eat better, and not put so much garbage into my body. I've been reading my bible more, and I'm realizing that in order to feel good, I have to treat myself right. Not only be eating healthier, but by realizing I am beautifully made. God doesn't see me the way I see myself. He doesn't see flaws; He see's beauty, although I'm a sinner.

I am realizing in order to become the best wife I can be to my future husband, I have to be happy with myself and fair to myself. He deserves my attention, not having to worry about me dwelling on my own problems. He deserves a loving and healthy wife.

So, I'm hitting the pavement... and I can't wait to report back to you guys with my progress. I can do this, I can do this.

:) PS- Its almost Friday.

17 comments:

  1. Can;t wait to hear about your progress! and that's awesome that running makes you feel good!

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  2. You are beautiful inside and out Kayla Lynn!!! You have a heart of gold and I couldn't imagine my life without your friendship. Stay motivated and confident in yourself, love you!!

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  3. Hi Kayla, So glad you're taking a bit of time to do the things that make you feel happier! I know how that comparison thing can go sometimes :(
    You are totally going to hit that 5 mile goal! Looking forward to hearing how your progress goes!

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  4. Oh, I totally get you! Body issues have always been a part of me, specifically weight related. Running has always been my go-to in order to shed the extra weight, and eating clean. It helps when you are completely sore the next day, to think twice about a donut! haha. And it is such a wonderful feeling to know that He accepts us with any 'flaw' we believe we have. Thank you so much for linking up!

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  5. good luck with getting back into running, take it one day at a time and don't be too hard on yourself :-)

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  6. Kayla, you can totally do it! We will keep you accountable. But know that you are a DOLL and that doing what you are doing takes a lot of effort to even try. So good job!

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  7. I always feel so much better after I exercise, or just do something for ME. I think it's important to take care of ourselves, so we can be better to the people around us. Love this post today, Kayla!!

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  8. You can do it! My boyfriend and I have "phases" where we eat healthy and go running and do exercise for like a month then we get lazy again, haha. I wish you the best!

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  9. Oh, good for you!! I really need to get back into exercising on a regular basis again, but it can be so hard when you're trying to get back into it. I know you can do it girl!! (...And maybe you can talk me into it again too... ;)

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  10. Good for you girlie!! I feel that way all the time. :) Working out makes me feel so much better!

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  11. this post is pure perfection! it's something I've been struggling with.... to see myself the way my husband sees me and the way God created me. That said I've been running with a friend a few days a week and even just that little bit of exercise has improved my attitude and the way I see myself.

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  12. This is the best little entry. I love it. It's a great reminder after I just devoured a milkshake the size of my head... ;) Thanks for the godly encouragement on this lovely Thursday night :)

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  13. Reading through your posts always puts a smile on my face. Stay positive! Hitting the gym a few days a week definitely makes a big difference on my daily outlook! Hang in there!

    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com/

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  14. I've nominated you for the Liebster Award, check out my post (http://pharrawayliving.blogspot.com/2012/12/ive-been-nominated.html) to see how it works. I hope you accept!

    Happy Blogging!!!

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  15. Oh yes, you can totally do this! I love to see people just care about the treatment of their bodies! But one thing I remind myself is that healthy is not a size! It is a lifestyle!!! I have had to learn how to change my eating habits since having kids. It is something I have had to tackle bit by bit, but totally worth it!! Pretty soon it just becomes second nature. The most difficult part is committing!

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  16. girl, you've got this!! cheering you on :)

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