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Positive self-affirmations (guest post.)

Thu, Jul 22, 2010

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MizFit is her own superhero. Are you yours?

Do you look in the mirror and say, “Dang, my butt looks great in these jeans!”?

Or maybe, “I am so proud of myself for choosing whole wheat over Wonder Bread at the store.”

How about: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it — people like me!”?

Me neither.

But I’m working on it — and that’s the inspiration behind my new project, Operation Affirmation.

I’ve pledged to say one nice thing about myself everyday.

I’m proud of my decision to turn off the TV one night a week.

I think I have adorable toes.

My cheeks may be squishy but they’re part of what makes me unapologetically myself (and they’re great for big wide smiles).

Those are my affirmations.

What are yours? What makes you stand out? What can you claim as your own?

Affirmations can be big or small; public or anonymous. I just ask that you take 30 seconds to brag about yourself.

Then come share your self shoutout here.

If you need inspiration, check out Jessica, the viral video star:

And if MizFit has taught us anything — it’s that it’s OK to put yourself first.

I’m actually thinking this might be a good tribute:

Please to continue affirming.

Katy (aka Silly Tater Tot) writes about health, fitness and furballs at Katy Widrick.

She’s a TV producer by day and trains for triathlons by night, blogging about balance (or the lack thereof) and finding new ways to incorporate good-for-you stuff into life.

She’s a Twitter-aholic and loves to share social media shortcuts, and she’s also unapologetically herself.

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20 Responses to “Positive self-affirmations (guest post.)”

  1. Lynda says:

    I think I missed the deadline on that other site, so I’ll just affirm here, if that’s OK. First, I love that YouTube kid! Second, here are my affirmations:
    I tried a new Yoga class tonight and loved it! Yaye for me for trying something new and letting myself “try” different poses and being patient with myself.

    Also, (and this is ongoing), I can see the humor in nearly every situation and consider myself pretty funny. I can always make someone laugh or smile, and I consider that a gift.

    Thanks, MizFit! : )

    • Katy says:

      Hi Lynda!

      I actually post a new OA link every day, so there’s still time…

      Here’s today’s:

      http://katywidrick.com/2010/07/22/operation-affirmation-day-11/

  2. Yum Yucky says:

    Well, do I appreciate my booty in some jeans, but my thighs are genetically disadvantaged (they have never been slim- slam-slimmy). But eh, my thighs also contribute to that “just right” curvy-ness that I love about me. So I today I will affirm that my thighs are da bomb.

  3. Kat says:

    Operation Affirmation. What a cool concept! I love the Jessica video…

  4. Jules - Big Girl Bombshell says:

    My affirmation, currently, is how I love that I can see life’s metaphors in every situation.

    I embrace those “feelings” that use to send me to the comfort foods. Those feelings mean I am still alive!

  5. Joanna Sutter says:

    Now that’s my kind of OPERATION!

    Here’s an affirmation for you…YOU ROCK!

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman says:

    Awesome idea. And a big fat no to me. I’m more likely to whine about what I don’t like than find something I do. I need to work on that.

  7. Marisa @Loser for Life says:

    Love it!!! You are so right, positive affirmations are important. I wrote a bunch down on 3×5 cards and try to “study” them often. It is a new thing to learn. After years of picking apart my body, it’s a challenge to turn that around!

  8. Ren Man says:

    Why was I nervous watching the video that Jessica was going to fall???

  9. CertifiablyFit says:

    Great concept…I posted mine to your page today.

    The video was so good! Put a smile on my face this morning.

  10. Sagan says:

    LOVE IT.

    Truly.

    The thing about toes made me giggle. There’s something to be said for looking in the mirror and appreciating all that we have, inside and out… life is swell.

  11. deb roby says:

    This Affirmation Idea is full of Awesome.

    And exactly what I need (today, tomorrow and far into the future).

  12. Cynthia (It All Changes) says:

    I have this great sweat and jeans combo that I always check out my butt in the mirror. Hunni laughs at me and then goes “yeah you look great”.

    I try to find at least one think a day that I can compliment myself on instead of tearing myself down. Doesn’t always work but I try :-)

  13. Pubsgal says:

    I’ve been letting too much negative self-talk in lately. Never mind the “them” from yesterday…”they” could care less what I’m doing, but I tend to be kind of hard on myself at times. Thanks for the reminder that I’m far more likely to do better if I use positive language with myself.

    (P.S. to the Editor - Katy’s link in the bottom note needs a little fix - it has an extra “http//” in the link address.)

  14. Shannon says:

    Loooove that video! I need to start remembering to repeat my affirmation: Everyday I am becoming a healthier, fitter and kinder wife, friend, and speech-pathologist.

  15. Pure2Raw twins says:

    Great guest post Katy. Love the self affirmations. I think it is so important for us all to say nice things about ourselves everyday. I am doing that for a few weeks now, and it is helped a lot with my depression. Keep up the great work!

  16. Wifey says:

    OMG! That video is priceless. … so is this post.

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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