Getting my body back - Day 42
You know the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words would never hurt me."
Words are very powerful. If used correctly, they can heal and change the world, but if used maliciously, could seriously destroy a person's life. Words have been used to uplift and inspire, and they've been used to tear down and discourage. Consciously or unconsciously, words have been used that caused an effect.
Remember the proverb, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue?" Let's examine this closely.
Death - that which destroys, that which draws life from, that which no longer exists
Life - that which empowers, that which rejuvenates, that which lives
Power - that which rules over or controls
Tongue - words spoken
Let's put it all together. So if the words spoken has within it the power to destroy or draw life from, to the point where is no longer exists, and the power to empower, rejuvenate and give life, then we must be extremely careful with the words that we allow to escape from our lips. It is therefore better, then, that we choose to be quiet if our words are not going to uplift another.
But what about words you speak of yourself? Are your words full of life and empowerment? Are you building up your life, your body, YOU? Or are you pulling YOU down? Does this sound familiar? "I'm such an idiot?" What! You probably wouldn't say that to someone else, so why are you destroying YOU by the words you say?
Choose LIFE, choose LIFE! And in choosing life, you choose LOVE and love will always uplift, empower and build you up.
Fuelling words: I love my body. I love me. The power of Love and the Source of love lives in me. I am beautiful. Beauty flows in and through me.
Routine: Warm-ups, stretches, aerobics, toning and strength exercises, cool down.
Visualization - keeping focus on my goal; healthy, strong and my ideal body weight and shape.
Deep breathing - relaxes the muscles and sends oxygen to the muscles where exercising alone would not reach.