Wanting to look perfect is one of the biggest thieves of joy. It trains your brain to think you’re not what you should be. Day after day, we women fall into the trap, thinking we should look a certain way because then and only then would we [fill in the blank with “get a man,” “be loved,” “get a better job,” etc.]. Only when we looked that way would we win my fitness competitions and finally be happy.
Here are 5 Ways to Love Your Body (Whether You’re Fat Or Thin)
1. Stop blaming your body for the bad things in your life.
It’s not your body’s fault. Instead say, “Thank you, body, for being with me on this journey.”
2. Stop letting a look or comment from someone else determine how you feel about yourself.
That person probably wasn’t judging you. You are judging yourself. Instead say, “Self, I forgive you. I send you love.”
3. Stop thinking you aren’t in the body you are supposed to have.
You are in the best body for you. Let your body be your teacher and guide you to more love.
4. Stop letting the number on the scale or your pant size define you.
You are more than any number . What matters most is how you feel, not how you look.
5. Stop judging yourself by what you can’t do and instead celebrate what you can.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. The limitation is in your mind. Start saying “I can” and watch how your life transforms.
6. Stop being mean to yourself when you look in the mirror.
You are more beautiful than you can truly see.
7. Stop joining in when your friends compare and trash their own bodies.
You hurt yourself when you bash yourself with others. Instead, celebrate your natural beauty and each other’s successes.
8. Stop thinking your looks are more important than how you feel.
Your health is not determined by your size. Focus on feeling good and everything returns to balance naturally.
9. Stop waiting to reach your goal to enjoy your body.
Your life is happening now. You can choose to hate yourself or love yourself. Choose love.
10. Stop thinking you don’t matter because of the size your body.
Life is far too hard as it is without you being at war with yourself. When we get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.