Wishing you were a specific shape or size is a thief waiting to steal your joy
Avoid falling into the trap that you’re not thin enough or pretty enough that is created by the constant onslaught of body-shaming social media hype. Stop comparing yourself to others by reducing the amount of time exposed to ridiculous promotional propaganda and start loving your body type right this minute!
More than likely, the problem isn’t your body at all, it’s what you think of it. Begin your journey with a healthy dose of self-confidence—love the person you’ve become by recognizing and accepting your own kind of beautiful.
When you start to change your perception, you can make peace with the person you see in the mirror. Begin to appreciate how the parts of you, make-up the whole of you.
It takes a tremendous amount of self-love, patience, and openness to understand who you are inside and out. There are many reasons why you should love your body, not the least of which is that the quality of your life depends on it.
You are worthy of self-respect. You are not at the mercy of others! With Hollywood standards of what ideal beauty is, blasting us day after day, it’s easy to forget that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Quit wasting time worrying about your figure—nothing about you is ordinary.
Life is too short to waste a single moment being in a hate-state with your body. Be grateful for who you are and what you have; take time to reflect on your blessings rather than your blemishes. Set your sights on being healthy and strong. Bringing your mind, body and spirit together is an empowering combination to living a fulfilling and abundant life.
What matters is that you are healthy. Don’t wait until you are a certain weight to be happy, the numbers don’t relay the whole story. The scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will not tell you how beautiful and sexy you are, or how much your family and friends cherish you.
Fall madly in love with who you already are. Begin by recognizing your worth and limitless potential. While we all easily embrace our strengths, it’s harder to accept our weaknesses. Be gentle with yourself and know that you are enough. Standing proudly, accepting where you are in this journey called life, can be a real challenge; please remember that you’re always going to be a work in progress.
Admire your body like it belongs to someone you love. Regardless of what you think you see in the mirror, I guarantee you that your friends, family members, and co-workers see an entirely different image. Reclaim your unique being, and honor your perfect spirit, by acknowledging who you are and what you have to offer this world.
Healthy comes in all shapes and sizes. Own your curves! It’s high time you stop beating yourself up and start being your body’s best friend instead of its worst enemy. Begin to think of your body as a finely tuned instrument, rather than an ornament. Appreciate it for all the wondrous things it has done for you—having children, healing from injuries or just getting you through the many years of your life.
With all this said, can you love your body but want to change it? Absolutely!
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time. But you must avoid being motivated to make changes because of the pressures of societal norms. If you want to change your body, do it only for yourself.
Your future is wide open! Your happiness is up to you and will depend on the choices you make for yourself. Start loving your body type right this minute and begin to live life to the fullest.
I am a corporate wellness consultant. As a master yoga instructor, I support in-house wellness programs, seminars, trade shows and executive retreats. I help business leaders build and maintain physical and mental well-being. If you would like to learn more about offering a health and fitness program to your busy management team contact me at [email protected] or 386.871.0582
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