Sunday, January 18, 2009

How We See Ourselves

I've been thinking a lot lately about my self esteem. I recently joined True Femme and started following their blog and listening to their radio show. I've never had the greatest self esteem, but since the birth of my child it has plummeted. I go back and forth with it. I am self confident and somewhat satisfied with my self, but I hate my body right now. I had always been the skinny girl who could eat anything and never gain a pound. Now I'm a good 20 pounds overweight and I'm just not comfortable with my body anymore. I know I am way harsher on myself than other people are. Most people would not consider me fat...just average, but when you've been tiny your whole life, 20 pounds is a big difference. I've come to the conclusion that I need to take charge and get back into shape ASAP. That's the other thing...I've always been athletic and now I am becoming lethargic. I need to get up and moving and start feeling better about myself. Anyone else have fitness goals they want to share??

I wrote a "poem" about self esteem. Actually, I just took the Christmas song, "Do You Hear What I Hear" and came up with new words. I sent it to one of the authors at True Femme and they posted it!!!! Go check it out here and let me know what you think!

4 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

Tiffany, I loved the poem. It made me want to hug you! I have been thinking about this whole Self Esteem thing for a while. Its something I have always struggled with and I think I passed it on to my daughter. I want to do a post on it soon because I have been seeing a lot of things on the internet about it. Would you mind if I link to your poem - why don't you put the poem on your site too?

Being healthy is what counts so if you want to be fitter and it would make you healthier try and have a go. I bet you are beautiful but I know what you mean. Things change a little after kids and we lose our confidence moreso. Try and work on you and have some me time. I so hear you but what you might not realise is that you should not waste your life thinking too much about it now because the aging process happens fast! Its how its meant to be.

tiffany1377 said...

Lily: Thanks so much! Of course you can post it on your blog. I'll post it here later today. I agree, being healthy is what matters. I know I'll never get my pre-baby body back and I'm okay with that, but I do want to be the best me I can be. thanks for all the good thoughts!

Lauren said...

Be at ease with yourself. BTW no one loves a skinny old lady. It just doesn't look nice. Enjoy the poundage. It does a body good :)

tiffany1377 said...

But I'm not ready to be an old lady yet!! Can I try to be skinny until then? :)

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