My friends and I are going to Cabo for a bachelorette party in two weeks. We've been snap-chatting our meals to each other to keep ourselves accountable for healthy meals and workouts to get ready for those bikinis.
Being a new mom, I feel I am having a rough time losing the last 5-10 lbs of the 'baby weight'. Even though I look at the extra fat as a beautiful reason for how my son got to planet earth, I'm also pretty hard on myself about it, internally and verbally saying abusive things about my appearance and my body often. As much as I uplift others for their inner and outer beauty, I don't know why I have such a hard time doing it for myself. As we know from my previous post on Dove's One Beautiful Thought campaign, women can be extremely hard on themselves.
The other night I watched a movie called "What the Bleep Do We Know!?", part documentary and part story, about a woman navigating her way through life with a negative mindset, but learning through the power of positive thinking she can change her reality as she knows it. They interview everyone from spiritual thinkers to quantum physicists to prove that our thoughts can change us and the environment around us. They gave an example of a study about water done by Dr. Masaru Emoto. He took samples of the same water and labeled them with different positive and negative words. According to www.whatthebleep.com:
Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.
If this can happen to water, and human's are made up of more than 60% water, then our thoughts and words are literally forming our bodies and our reality.
Once I realized this, I went to my mirror and wrote the most positive, strong messages to myself that I could think of. First to get ready for that bikini, but then I realized it's more to get ready to be the best version of myself that I can be. You better believe those words will be up there for the next 3 weeks and I'm going to do my damndest to believe them. Check back in a few weeks to see if it works ;-)