Positive Compliments

This should be a good thing, right?  Well, the person who is giving the compliment is being sincere and obviously feels it is important enough to mention it out loud.  However, the person receiving the compliment could probably take a few lessons.  I am definitely someone that needs to learn how to accept a compliment.

This past week I was walk/jogging with my mom and her friend.  The friend noticed that I had looked a bit thinner in the pesky hip region.  Upon her mentioning that I was “looking good,” all I could think about was what I had been eating recently and how few miles I had been logging.  I said the obligatory “thank you” but provided her with a list of excuses why I didn’t see what she was talking about.  I shared how I had been craving sugar and that I had only run 2 miles that week.  This poor friend got way more information than she cared to receive.

So, how can we look past what we see as flaws ourselves and accept the kind words of others?  Well, for one, it generally takes someone else more time to see your results than it takes yourself.  So, if someone is noticing a change for the better, than you need to take another look in the mirror.  Two, dump the scale.  If you are a slave to the number than you will never see the physical changes occurring over the process.  Finally, just say “THANK YOU” to the person that has paid you an amazing compliment. They have noticed what you are apparently blind to at the moment.

We can all reach our goals!  Stay postive!  Let me leave you with this amazingly uplifting story here!  I hope that gives you the motivation to do anything you want in life! I love seeing people out there doing what others thought they couldn’t do because of a physical disability.

Be confident! Be fit! Be you!

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