Weekly Wrap and Self esteem

Weekly Wrap

Well hello all.  How was your week?  Mine has been extremely busy.  As I mentioned in many of my post, I am the coordinator for Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS) in my town, which is starting TODAY.   This is the first time I have ever run an event of this magnitude, and as of 2:30pm today we are at 103 children.  Since this race has become so large I have been dealing with anxiety and also having some self esteem issues.

how I deal with self esteem

I will talk about self esteem a little later, but first I want to go over my weekly work out.   As always when I get busy with projects, my work outs and running suffers.  I have not been able to work out as much, but I have increased my mileage during each work out.  My average mileage actually went from 3 to 5 miles.  As usual, I am hooking up with HoHo from HoHo Runs and Tricia from  MissSippiPiddlin, for their weekly link up.    The purpose of their link up is to connect with and support other active women.

So here is the actual break down  of my activities for the past week.

Monday: 6.6 miles
Tuesday:  rest , work 9-5
Wednesday: 4.75 miles
Thursday: PiYo Class, met Cameron
Friday:  5.25Miles
Saturday: sick
Sunday:  Healthy Kids,PiYo
Total:  16.6 Miles


So let’s talk a little about self esteem.   I find when I am extremely stressed (like running this HKRS) I am more susceptible to low self esteem.  I hear myself staying one of the following statements

  • I am powerless
  • Life is not easy; it’s always a struggle
  • If I try, I will fail.
  • I don’t matter.
  • I should always look good and put together for others to like me.
  • I need to be a certain size or weight to be worthy.
  • I need to have X, Y or Z to feel successful.
  • I can’t cope with the demands of the outside world.
  • I am not good enough and I never have been.
  • I will never be worthy of love or respect.

Do you ever  find yourself thinking any of those statements above?  As hard as this may be to admit, there is power in acknowledging that you have these beliefs.  When you are able to identify the root  for these toxic thoughts of low self-esteem, you have a much better grasp on how untrue they really are.

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Dealing with low self esteem

Try to examine where your thoughts of low self esteem first came from. Many of your mistaken beliefs, may have come from your peers, the media, what you were told was “pretty” by television and the images that bombard you in your daily life.   Maybe it stems from your childhood, demanding parents/grandparents, friends, an unpleasant experience.  The origins for these negative thoughts are so variable, and so

When you become aware of how these thoughts became stuck in your mind, you are better able to attack them when they come up. The more and more you practice, it’s like treating the ivy with chemicals. Each time you spray, it may not go away, but it is slowly killing the root. Overtime, the real you, the empowered you, becomes more visible. When you catch a new bud or leaf starting to grow, you can stop it in its tracks. Knowing and understanding the root cause of your low self esteem is the best way to grow a more positive sense of self.



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15 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap and Self esteem

  1. In addition to stress, for me I feel like fatigue triggers these negative feelings as well. When I’m tired, I seem to struggle with everything. As long as we recognize the triggers, and acknowledge them like you say, we can do something about it. 103 kids is amazing! You are doing a great thing. I hope everything went well at the event. Thanks for linking with us Nicole.
    HoHo Runs recently posted…Tombstones & Ducks (WW # 36)My Profile

  2. I think the root of my self-esteem issues come with not being organized and get overwhelmed at work or with home life. That’s when thoughts like this creep in.
    You would not be in the position to organize the program if you were not fully capable of doing so! I think you’ll do great and remember what you are doing for these kids. I can’t wait to hear more about this project Nicole! As always thank you for supporting us in our link up!
    Tricia @ MissSippipiddlin recently posted…Weekly Wrap 36 MemphisMy Profile

  3. I think the more stressed you get the easier it is to turn to that negative self-talk. But the world is mean enough without us being mean to ourselves. You’ll do a great job with the HKRS. The first time is the hardest, but it’ll get better.
    Meagan recently posted…Your Toughest CriticMy Profile

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