Valentine’s Day in a Different Way

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll tell ya – I traditionally hate this “holiday”, regardless of whether I am in a relationship or single because it’s always overhyped and undelivered.

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So this year, I’ve decided to think about it in a different way.

It’s so easy to focus on all the things we hate about ourselves. For years, that is ALL I thought about and my life was filled with negative self talk. I’d pick myself apart from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to bed, always vowing to change the next day. And you know what? Shockingly (not) that negative energy did not help me change a thing.

So today, I want to focus on what I love about myself, and I want you to, too.

If I had to pick the thing I love most about myself, I think it would be my determination. I know that I can do anything I set my mind to, and I’ve proven it time and time again over the last several years. I’ve changed myself from an obese and fragile young woman, to a fit, healthy, and confident person. I’ve gone from not being able to run except if being chased to having almost 30 races under my belt, including five half marathons. I’ve gone from recruiter, to associate, to director in my professional life in under 6 years. I’ve gone from prudent Weight Watchers member to enthusiast leader. I’ve gone from annoying little sister, to friend, confidant and awesome aunt. And, I’m really proud of myself for all that.

Tell me – what’s one thing you love about you?



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5 Comments on Valentine’s Day in a Different Way

  1. Rachel
    February 14, 2013 at 10:28 am (1 year ago)

    What a great way to think about today. I’m still trying to get my mind – and body – in the place I want to be as far as weight loss, but I do love how I work with children (I’m a teacher) and I feel proud of all I’ve done for many. I really enjoy your blog, especially your realness, by the way – congratulations on all you’ve accomplished!

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  2. Anne @ eatcleaneatreal
    February 14, 2013 at 11:34 am (1 year ago)

    What an awesome way to approach valentines day….especially for all of us single girls who typically just want to drown our sorrows in chocolate.

    I love that I am such a passionate person. It sometimes gets me into trouble, but if I like something or want something I go after it with every cell in my body. No holding back!

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  3. Roz@weightingfor50
    February 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Love this Beth!!!! I wish more people had these thoughts on Valentine’s Day. I love that I laugh easily and often. Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

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  4. brenda
    February 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm (1 year ago)

    What a great post, Beth! It’s great to hear all that you’ve accomplished and that you own it! Great job! I love that I am a loyal and reliable person. I love that I am a great mom! I love that I always know I’ll be OK no matter what and that I’ve always known that since I as a kid!

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  5. robin
    February 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm (1 year ago)

    I think youre awesome!!

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