I’ve worked in the health & wellness industry for almost 4 years now, and every day I hear clients compare themselves with somebody else. What I try to do to remind them is let them know that we are ALL different. No one body is the same as the others. That’s why humans are so uniquely AWESOME! 🙂 We tend to say things about our bodies that we would NEVER say to anybody else, so why is it okay to say it to ourselves? By being negative towards ourselves, we are causing unnecessary stress and emotional pain, which in turn can make it hard to get motivated, lose weight, eat healthy, etc.
Rather than thinking about all of the things we don’t like about ourselves, why not focus on the things we LOVE about ourselves. I challenge everyone reading this to start a journal. Every day, I want you to write down one thing that you love about yourself. This is a negative free zone. Do this every morning to start yourself off on the right foot. It doesn’t have to be a paragraph, it can simply be something like, “I’m funny!” or “I like my dimples!” 🙂 Wouldn’t your day be so much better if you made an effort to start off on a positive foot?
Don’t focus on the negativity in situations. Focus on the positive. We all have things we want to change about our bodies, but do it because you love you, not because you feel fat or you want to look like the next Sports Illustrated Swimming Suit Cover Model. Do it because you want to improve your overall well being. You want to be healthier. You want to be the healthiest person that you can be, for you! Focus on nourishing your body with whole, natural foods rather than depriving yourself of sweets and junk food.
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