When I lose weight, then….
- I’ll feel more confident.
- I’ll be happy.
- My doctor will get off my back about my BP, cholesterol, and diabetes.
- I’ll be more accepting of my body and the way it looks.
- I won’t cringIe every time I look in the mirror at my body.
- I’ll buy the clothes that I’ve always wanted to wear.
- I’ll be accepted by my friends, family, or co-workers.
- I’ll be more desirable.
- People will want to date me.
- I’ll want to exercise more.
- I’ll have more energy to play with my kids.
- I’ll go on that beach vacation and wear a bathing suit.
- ALL of my problems will just go away….
Ever said or thought one of the above thoughts? I’ll be the first to raise my hand 🙋 and say, “Sure have…I’ve even had different combinations of these thoughts, at the same time, depending on what’s going on in my life.”
Where do these thoughts come from?
Now, have you ever wondered where these thoughts come from or even challenged the validity of these thoughts before you ingrain them as true?
Have you ever wondered, why the hell are we so obsessed and judgmental about the way we look and how other people look?
It occupies a shit ton of time 💩…
That’s time that we could be doing something FUN! It’s time that we could be pursuing goals, spending time with our loved ones, volunteering, or doing GREAT things!
Have you ever considered that maybe you don’t need to lose any more weight? That you can participate in activities and do the things that you want to do without losing another pound?
What if you couldn’t lose another pound? Would you still keep waiting to do the things that you want to do in life?
Lately, I’ve been talking with my bestie & fit pro, Alicia, on why if people REALLY want to lose weight, and have all the info and strategies to do this successfully, then why aren’t they implementing these strategies?
- Why aren’t people losing weight?
- Why do they regain all the weight that they’ve lost?
- Why do some people think they “need to lose weight” when they are just fine the way they are?
- Why do 90% of diets fail?
Well… through our combined geniuses, network with other fit pros, watching documentaries, and reading a ton of books, we think there’s a missing step for most of us…
Have you seen the documentary, “Embrace”?
A couple of weeks ago, I went to see a documentary about body image called, “Embrace”. Here’s the link to the website and trailer, so you can check it out: https://bodyimagemovement.com.
It really shows how the media and the weight loss and beauty industry have an invested interest in making us ALL feel like something is wrong with us, if we don’t fit our society’s idea of the “ideal image”.
This documentary is all about embracing your body and viewing it more as a vehicle to enjoy life, instead of an ornament to be looked at.
When we feel better about ourselves, we treat ourselves better!
So it would seem that if we work a little more on body image, self-acceptance, and showing appreciation for where we are at on our journey, no matter our current size, age, or color, that eating healthy and exercising in ways we enjoy might become easier?
So, I feel very inspired to talk more about body love, self-acceptance, and body image in upcoming blogs. I truly think that we need more of this, instead of more strategy.
As a result, Alicia and I are doing a FREE 10 Day BODY LOVE Challenge starting February 14th. Wanna Join Us? Click >> HERE <<
In this FREE challenge, we’ll practice a few things that we’ve been learning about and trying out ourselves on how to improve body image and self-confidence. It’s FREE and done through email and a closed FB group. Sorry fellas…Ladies ONLY!
Here’s to taming the negative self-talk we have about our bodies,