Moms RUN San Jose

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You’ve Got This!

on August 27, 2016

I find that I am often my own worst critique. I look in the mirror and do not like what I see. I compare myself to others and find myself lacking. I read the MRTT blogs and find myself thinking I used to run that pace and now I struggle to walk. I need to STOP and change the voices inside my head (I think that’s from a song). But it’s true. It’s easy to reflect on the negative and ignore the positives around us. If we look for them they are every where. The smile of child, the sun warming our skin, the smell of coffee in the morning, the text from a friend we have not heard from in awhile, and the list goes on. I fixed breakfast for myself today and stopped to remember that less than 8 weeks ago this is not something I could do and relied on home health aides. So I took that moment to be grateful and to like myself for where I am at now and not at where I used to be.

We all have our challenges. Life is a roller coaster. We can be our biggest advocate instead of our biggest nay-sayer. One of the recent hot topics on our MRTT Facebook page is running in a sports bra. I love this. Go for it! Taking that moment to not worry about what others think but just to be comfortable in our own skin.

I recently read an article and found this statement that I love; “We need to have more confidence in ourselves. We are much more capable than we give ourselves credit for. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. When we doubt ourselves, we limit our ability to succeed. If you think you can do something, and you put your mind to it, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to accomplish this goal! …Ashley Fern, Elite Daily

It is so important to remember that we can do anything we put our minds too! My challenge to myself and to you this week is to catch yourself in your negative self talk and turn it positive.

Run Smiling!!

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