Hard truth and vulnerability: I have been really struggling with my body image lately. In the last week, I’ve called myself hideous, disgusting, gross, old, ugly…it goes on.
This body acceptance journey is long and hard, full of ups and downs, forward progress, steps backwards, and it doesn’t discriminate. I am a LICENSED body positive facilitator and a CERTIFIED self love life coach (I have had so much education around this topic)….and I struggle. We all struggle. The fat phobia that exists in this world is real and it’s so deeply ingrained in us.
The important thing is that I can recognize when these thoughts start to happen, stop them in their tracks, and implement the practices that I TEACH to others.
One of the things I do when I’m feeling off with my own body image is look at a photo of a friend or one of my amazing clients (this photo on the red wall of my gorgeous friend and client is what I looked at tonight!). I then write down every single thing I’ve said about them while looking at the photo …. it’s all good things. I see their beauty, their heart, their soul, the passion, the confidence.
Then I go look at myself in the mirror and repeat those same things back to myself! I might not feel it, I might cry my way through it, or won’t even believe it yet, but this is my first step in getting my mind right. And I keep doing it until I start to sense a shift.
I encourage you to become aware of all the great things you say about others and turn those kind and encouraging towards yourself. ❤️
Enjoy some photos from a recent session. Yes, I do look at her photos, write down all the things I say, then go look at myself and say those things!