This is for girlfriends out there. This morning I stepped on the scales, not usually a good thing (especially after indulging in a chocolate splurge yesterday.)
Before going down the rabbit hole of shame I started bouncing around the kitchen, exercising to my favorite U2 songs “Elevation” playlist.
“The goal is elevation…”
“Get on your boots, your sexy boots…”
“You don’t know how beautiful you are…”
“Stand up for love…”
Bouncing, kicking, elevating my exercise grooves while trying to elevate my mind muscles at the same time.
“Love lift me out of these blues…”
So I blew it (a little) yesterday, but today is a new day. Bouncing around the kitchen (hitting replay) I may be Voluptuous Virginia at the moment (my sister’s encouraging spin for me when I complained about gaining 20 pounds) but that doesn’t mean the inside me is any less beautiful.
The outside me may need (a bit more) work.
“God loves you by turning your mistakes into grace, by constantly giving you back to yourself in a larger shape. God stands with you, not against you, whenever you are tempted to shame or self-hatred.” Richard Rohr, OFM
Um, God? So glad You turn my mistakes & failures into grace by enlarging the (try again) inside me, but can You give me back my outer me shape a bit smaller (vs. larger?)
With my full cooperation (chocolate treats every now & then notwithstanding…)
Virginia : )
p.s. Actually lost 3 pounds, something to celebrate (if there weren’t so many more pounds to go.)
p.s.2. As a (very very) longtime U2 groupie, here’s a YouTube of U2’s official Elevation video that was also used with the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie (also a fan.) Email readers you know the drill (link to Roses website for a look & listen.)