I’ve completed my first wrap and am getting ready to do number two. Now, I wouldn’t say that after doing one at-home wrap, that I am anything like an expert, certainly not yet, but I had such a good experience, I’m definitely a wrap advocate! I’ve been telling all my friends to try it. I am very excited to continue this program. Frankly, I’m amazed at just how great I look and feel after completing just one. I can’t wait to see what happens after I do a whole series.
One thing that I’ve been thinking about is my motivation. What do I want to accomplish with this program? Well, I certainly would like to lose weight and inches. But why? I haven’t struggled excessively with my weight, but I have had my fair share of ups and downs. I see my weight and activity level as an indicator of how I am feeling about my life in general. When I am happiest, I take better care of myself physically, mentally and emotionally. I tend to naturally be more active. Working out becomes less of a chore and more of a treat. When I’m feeling good, I find myself looking forward to exercising. I like to get outdoors, to get out in the sun, to feel my heartrate increase, to see myself improving. I like the feeling of being able to bike up a hill and feel a little less tired each time. It’s been very exciting for me to track my progress running. I see myself getting better from week to week as I improve both in distance and speed. I like the feeling of going to the gym and easily lifting the same amount of weights or even better, adding an additional 10 pounds to the machine.
And nothing feels quite as good as slipping into that pair of jeans that had grown a little too tight, or putting on that dress that you just haven’t felt comfortable wearing lately. What about having a friend, co-worker or that special someone comment on how great you look, how skinny you are or how fit you are becoming?
We live in a media driven society where being skinny and looking good carries a lot of weight (pardon the pun). It’s hard to find a balance between striving for an impossible goal and being fit and healthy. I will never be a stick like waif. I have curves, and lots of them. I am more Marilyn Monroe than Kate Moss. But I can find a weight and a level of fitness that is good for me. One that I achieve though a balanced diet, regular exercise and a few extras, like healing and cleansing wraps that help me achieve my goals.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. What motivates you and what are you striving for? What will it take for you to look in the mirror and recognize not only your inner but also your outer beauty?