Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Fit Dish: Dear Body...



Processed with MoldivG'day mates! Welcome to another session of The Fit Dish where the fitfam dishes out the good stuff. Today we're gettin' all mushy and writing thank you letters to our bodies. Oh yes, we're goin' there. So sit back, maybe grab a tissue or two and enjoy! 


Dear Body,
     First of all, I need to thank you for putting up with me. I can be so stubborn and push you past your limits just to get that sick satisfaction of "ah, I ran my fastest mile ever and I don't even care that I'm limping now." And you still keep on moving. So thank you for not stopping when my mind kept saying go, go, go! 

Thank you for not giving up when my mind said, "Just one more mile, just one more push up, just one more..." 

Next I'd like to offer you a peace offering. I fully acknowledge that I have abused you in the past by feeding you garbage then expecting you to perform like a champion. I realize that most of my injuries were caused by my stubbornness and not your lack of strength. You're strong and more than capable to perform but it's high time I treat you with the care you deserve in order to keep chuggin' along. I promise I won't keep pushing if you raise your red flag by shooting me a sharp pain here or there. I'll stop, evaluate and reassess the situation. I know that the pain I'm feeling right now behind my knee is because of my own stubborn mind wanting to finish that speed work last week, and for that I'm sorry. I'm calling a truce. I'm promising to work as a team and no longer a slave driver. 

So thanks for all the miles, dear friend. You've treated me so well. You've gotten me through countless workouts, hikes, and runs but you've also created two miracles which is the biggest feat of all. You housed two beautiful, healthy children and withstood 16 hours of hard back labor at one point in your life. For that, I give you huge kudos. YOU ARE AMAZING. 

                                                                                                       Much love Body,
                                                                                                               -Self

Ah, that felt nice. :-) Your turn! Post a little, sweet thank you post-it sized note in the comments to your body. It's rejuvenating! 

10 comments:

  1. It seems that WE ALL learned the hard way and took a while to treat ourselves properly. we all needed to learn that we cannot feed ourselves garbage and get results. I am glass you are listening to your body and I plan to be a little quieter and listen to mine more too. Great post!!

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    1. It's sad, but when I first got down to my goal weight, I began eating anything I wanted if I ran enough miles that day... I learned that you just can't do that! haha It's not smart training and it's only doing damage on the inside. This whole year has been a lesson for me to listen to my body and take care of it if I want it to perform like the champ I know it is. ;-)

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  2. This is awesome! Why do we ever think we can feed ourselves garbage and expect to perform like a champion? Crazy.

    Thank you so much for sharing. #fitfamlove

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    1. Thanks Jill!
      I want to fuel this body, not fill it with junk. ;-)

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  3. Yup, that's me too...the garbage/champ thing. I need to work on that for 2015. Thanks for sharing your letter! Hope your 2015 is awesome!

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  4. Hi Fawn! Congrats on all your accomplishments. I totally agree as well with eating garbage and expecting something in return. We're all guilty of this! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks Erin! Here's to an awesome 2015!

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  5. I love the awareness this letter seemed to bring about!

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  6. I most definitely agree with the peace offering! :P That's definitely what I need to do as well!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and a great weekend up ahead!

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