Do you guys remember the No Body Snark Diet? I’m thinking about that lately as I see all the recent pictures of myself from our week with Andy’s sister and brother-in-law. I find myself cringing and immediately whining about my unflattering jeans, or my double chins in certain shots, or any number of negative things that jump out at me.
This is not how I want to be. I’d like to think I focus on the positive more than I do. When it comes to my body, and seeing pictures of myself when I’m not in the best shape, I haven’t had many positive things to say lately at all.
What I know: I have all the best intentions in the world of getting into a regular exercise routine again. Two weeks ago, I went jogging in the morning for the first time in months. It felt good. But that was one time! I know that I feel better about myself when I’m taking care of my body. I feel better energetically, emotionally, and physically. I’m saying it here, now, to you: I don’t want to see pictures of myself and cringe. At the same time, I want to love myself no matter which pants currently don’t fit, no matter how fast I get out of breath, no matter how much less muscle tone I have.
That said, here are some photos from the past week, taken by Andy. Some I love, some I don’t, but they are a nice (abbreviated) chronicle of the wonderful visit we had with his family and mine as we wandered throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC, and Long Island.
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. Today’s theme is S for snark, self esteem, and self image. Previously, I featured NYC reflections and coming up is a post on train travel!