Give Yourself Some Creds
I love you all
All of the comments left for me after last night’s post made me love the blogging community and all of my fellow foodie and fitness lovers even more than before My love keeps growing for you all each and every day
Alright, I’ll stop being so mushy, but seriously thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments They helped motivate me to finally write about something that I have been wanting to write about for quite some time now…
Before I get started, you all should know I tend to shorten words Why?
I think it makes me sound cool I mean, I really am quite the nerd, so I’ll do whatever it takes to up my coolness to the next level haha. Kidding (well, kind of…) Anyways, the other night I went grocery shopping with my friends (no, not the farmer’s market another grocery shopping trip – I told you guys I am an addict!) We were walking around the fruit section and I said something along the lines of needing “aps”. My friend, obviously like any other sane person, assumed I was talking about applications, apps, for my phone. Then and there I had to give her my explanation on shortening words, such as apples into the word aps.
Are you following me?
If not, no big deal, but my title for tonight’s post refers to giving yourself some credit (creds). Just so you all know (but I am sure you would have caught on if you kept reading this post…)
Lately, I have been noticing that I don’t give myself enough credit for all of the things I am capable of doing. Another thing I have noticed? I am not the only one with this problem. In light of this realization, I wanted to speak with all of you tonight about really focusing on giving ourselves more credit for everything we do; even if those things are small and do not seem significant.
Now that midterms are approaching, studying seems to have taken over all of my friends’ lives, so I am sure many of you are experiencing the same thing.
Last year, I often compared myself to others and their study habits. If a friend spent so many hours in the library studying, I felt as though I should be putting in the equal amount of studying. And if I didn’t? I actually felt like a slacker or that I wasn’t as good as them.
Wasn’t as good as them?
Such an inaccurate thought. Not logical at all.
I noticed that many wrong thoughts that I experienced last year developed from comparing myself to others. I notice many other girls comparing themselves to others, but why? Of course I have done it, but I am not sure why.
When I don’t compare myself to others I feel a lot more confident in myself.
This year, I have been focusing on me. I haven’t been paying attention to how many hours so and so puts into studying for their midterm. I will study how much I need to study and that will be suffice for me
Giving myself some credit: Today in my Nutritional Assessment class, we got a chance to do hands on measurements! Everything from triceps skinfolds, knee height measurements, to body fat calculations. It was quite the experience! After the measurements were taken, we had to interpret each measurement and identify if the patients were of a healthy weight or at risk of chronic diseases or malnutrition. I was extremely proud of myself when I could interpret the results without looking in my book All that hard studying I put in this weekend actually paid off
I am so hard on myself when it comes to the gym and my workouts. Yesterday, I posted my official leg workout that I will be sticking with now and all of you gave me incredible feedback Since I just taught myself everything I know through tons of reading and research, I often doubt the “effectiveness” or “toughness” of my workouts, but all of those comments you left for me gave me tons of confidence and I feel great For that, I thank you!
I also have to give myself credit for all my body does. A few years ago, I wasn’t even allowed to walk around my house. I was on an extreme weight gain program that limited me from any type of activity. Yes, it was a tough regimen to follow, but it was something I needed to do in order to become healthy once again. Now, I can proudly say I am healthy, and I should appreciate and give myself a lot more credit than I am currently giving myself for all of the wonderful things my body has been doing
Regarding the workout I shared with you all yesterday, I found a new way to perform walking lunges thanks to Ben Bruno! I think I will try it out as I find using a barbell difficult lately since I am bumping up my weights more and more.
Giving myself some credit: Yesterday I hit a new PR for deadlifts I was so happy with myself! 100 lbs.! I am definitely working on increasing Always have something to work towards right!?
Life in General
Ok, so this is kind of broad, but I really need to give myself credit for many other things in life besides school and fitness…
I have overcome many tough battles in the past and need to celebrate where I am at now I have been noticing so many changes in myself lately. Things that I am able to do now that I was not able to do before. I reflected on these things this weekend and analyzed each of them to understand why I am able to do them now and wasn’t able to do them in the past.
I have wrote a post before addressing how I dealt with an ED thought one evening and I believe many of you found that particular post very relatable and beneficial when dealing with nasty thoughts of your own.
Tomorrow, I will be posting about the reflecting I did this weekend on all of the accomplishments I have been noticing recently. I will share the strategies I used in order to succeed and get to where I am today.
Giving myself some credit: This weekend I didn’t have a mopey Sunday! As I have mentioned previously, Sundays tend to be a tough day for me as I live alone, but this weekend was great (tip: I went into the weekend with a positive attitude and a view that it was going to be fabulous!)
Another piece of advice my Mom has blessed me with:
”Positive thoughts, positive results!” Gee, my Mom is seriously so wise.
So what would a post from a foodie site be with out some sort of food pictures or a recipe of some sort!? Well, there has been something I have been keeping to myself…
It’s a spin off of a recipe that I have already shared…
Remember the Balsamic Dijon Quinoa with Eggplant and Portabellas?
Forget about roasting the portabella along with that eggplant!
Grill it instead! And stuff that grilled portabella with your balsamic dijon quinoa and eggplant!
Top that deliciousness with toasty roasty pine nuts for the perfect finish
There’s something about toasting nuts… they always seem for classy Or is that just me being a totally crazy foodie? Either or, I love toasted nuts
P.s. if you don’t have a grill, rub down your entire portabella with some olive oil and roast in the oven or cook in the mic for a few mins (I relied on microwaves last year in residence; any questions about cooking pretty much anything in the microwave, I am the girl to ask!)
Have a wonderful night beautiful people and remember, appreciate the things you are able to do Don’t take anything for granted
What’s the best piece of advice your Mom has given you?
Tell me something YOU need to give yourself more credit for!
Do you often find yourself comparing yourself to others? If so, cut it out
Love you all,
Something to try:
Even though it was my rest day today, some of you are probably hitting up the gym or doing some type of workout Here’s a move that I am currently loving! Try it out!