Friday, August 6, 2010

Friend Yourself and Hail to the Klutzes

Two Rest Days in One Week
So today ended up being a 2nd rest day this week for me *gasp*. I can't recall the last time this has occurred actually. I just didn't have it in me to get up this morning to attempt anything. I was secretly hoping to get in a run, but I slept terribly for starters and my legs are oddly sore this morning.

Be a Friend to Yourself
Tonight will be Pizza Friday (duh), so I won't have a recipe and I don't have a workout, so I thought I'd talk briefly about something I was thinking about and discussing with friends over the past few days. With the Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time book hitting the shelves, there has been even more discussion in the blogosphere about learning to love ourselves for who we are. I'll admit to being overly self-critical. I won't even pretend that I'm not. I now have a post-it on my mirror, "Love Yourself" to help keep myself in check when I start to point out a flaw each morning.

That brings me to this idea: do we ever look at our friends and say ugly things to them like, "Girl, I can't believe you haven't gotten that nose of yours fixed," "Honey your ears are too freaking big for your head," "Man you've packed on some weight, look at that jiggle." If we do, then we probably don't have many friends.

So why on earth do we say those things to and about ourselves? We tend to cheer on, support, and point out positive things about our friends. We tell them they look nice, that we like their outfits, that their hair looks great, or that they look like they've lost weight. We are cheerleaders for friends, but not for ourselves. So, my new post-it note to myself is going to be:

Hail to the Klutzes of the World
I had to laugh at the fact that so many of you consider yourselves to be klutzes too. I have always been less than graceful, how I was able to do ballet is a bizarre mystery actually, but the past two days were over the top even for me. I couldn't even pick up a hand towel without dropping it. With all the klutz talk, I decided today's Fun Facts Friday should be about being a klutz. I have a feeling I'm going to hear a few goodies from this one ;-)
  1. My nickname growing up was Grace and not because I posses any.
  2. On any given day I knock my shoulder into a doorway at least once (probably many more that I just don't even remember).
  3. I broke my tail bone in the 7th grade slipping on the stairs at our house with pizza in one hand and soda in the other - saved the pizza thank you very much.
  4. I severely sprained an ankle falling out of a chair - I was seated...and sober.
  5. I got a concussion roller blading 3 years ago.
  6. I have a scar on my hand from a 2nd (or close to 3rd) degree burn from my toaster oven back in December - Jason bought me some special tongs that I must always use now in addition to an oven mitt.

Your turn - tell me some of your klutziest moves!