I think all of us women can relate to this quote below and maybe men too. We are our own worst critics! Who hasn’t said; my butt’s too big, my thighs too thick, my arms too flabby and look at my gut – it’s huge. I know I sure have. We are actually saying that we workout because we hate these things about ourselves.

If we only stopped to listen to ourselves, maybe we would be nicer to ourselves. My daughter was probably 11 when I first heard her say she was fat! She is far from it!! Now I have to wonder, how many times did she hear me say that about myself. Our children learn from us, they are always listening and absorbing what we say and do. We need to lead by example, I need to lead better by example!

This quote, I grabbed from a friend’s Facebook post, says it all. We should want to workout because we love ourselves and  work out to be as healthy as we can be.

So that is my goal for September. To change my mindset. Not workout, because I need to lose weight or because I don’t like certain parts of my body.  I need to workout because I want to improve my health and strength. It’s not about what I look like on the outside at all. I workout because I love too!!!  It is not a punishment! I always feel so much better when I do workout.

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