I've written a letter to my youth. I've written a letter to my future self.
But after spending January watching the tv show, "How to Look Good Naked," I've been obsessed by the question of "what it would take to love myself right here, right now, as I am?"
As it turns out it takes a lot. It takes looking at myself long enough to see the good things (instead of scrutinizing to see the bad) as well as drowning out all the voices in the world that want me to think less of myself for any number of reasons. It takes restraint from putting myself down, and patience in learning how to build myself up.
will have a spreadsheet per the usual.
Pledge some miles (I've added a column on the particpant sheets for those who don't want to do miles, but do use a pedometer--to add in a step count), pledge days of strength training and stretching (but no need to quantify it, do what's right for you. As always, Rachael's circuits are a great starting place or good for some extra challenge), and the water tally (as I have found that to be most helpful). Change your own sheet around to track what you want.
But this is my challenge to you: each day write down something that you love about yourself (there's a column for that on the spreadsheet). It can be anything you want, but it has to be sincere. At the end of the month I want you to write a love letter to yourself. Tell the world exactly what is wonderful and deserving about you as you are right now.
For those of you who are spreadsheet savvy, feel free to leave comments to other people (right click in a cell and choose "insert comment." Don't forget to leave your twitter handle!
1. Click on the SUMMARY PAGE (bookmarking it would be a good idea as you will be using it often)
2. Fill out a line on the "Summary" spreadsheet (do not use Columns F or G -- it automatically calculates)
Use separate lines if you want to do different modalities (i.e. one for running, one for biking).
3. Find your correlating individual tab (it should be "@[line number where you entered your info]") -- make sure your information from the "Summary" tab has been pulled onto this sheet (and not someone else's information -- if so, contact me).
4. Rename the tab "@[twitter name]" or if you don't have Twitter "[nickname]"
5. Fill out the sheet as you wish.
6. Update your own individual page as needed. The total mileage will automatically be updated on the Summary tab as you report on your individual page.
7. Follow #FebGTD on Twitter for support if you need it or to support others when they do, to announce achievements, and find new/old friends!
8. PLEASE DO NOT DELETE LINES OR TABS! Please do NOT move your page around! You CAN bookmark your individual page using your browser to find it easily.