How to love yourself and your body on your fitness journey
January 15, 2021
It’s not uncommon that women come to me saying how much they hate the way their body looks. This leads to insecurities, unhappiness, and unfulfillment. We become more vulnerable and susceptible to hurt.
Not only does it cause insecurities, but it can affect your relationships. Whether that be your friends or family. One thing I have learned that these kind of feelings aren’t foreign. This is a big reason why I advocate self-love so often. It can impact your life in ways you probably don’t realize.
You’re allowed to love yourself, and your body through every season. Side note: There’s nothing wrong with wanting to change the shape of your body. You’re allowed to work towards a physique that makes you happy.
Self love isn’t going to come natural for you so it’s going to take practice. Give yourself time to find it. I’d also like to note that it’s much more than bubble baths, pampering, etc. It’s about finding WHO you are and fully loving yourself unconditionally.
You matter, and you will always matter. Choosing you doesn’t mean you’re selfish. Need to take some time away from your kids so you can gain back control over your emotions? That’s ok. That doesn’t make you a bad mom.
You can’t poor from an empty cup. By filling up your cup first, you’re able to be a better mom, wife, girlfriend, friend, etc.
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
I resonated with this quote years ago. It’s something that has stuck out to me. Loving myself was one of the hardest things I had to do and felt impossible at the time. The year 2020 was about change and growth.
Self love and self care has what’s gotten me through the tough times. It would have been 100x harder if I didn’t focus on my mindset during those times.
Grab your journal and journal out these prompts:
What does the work ‘happiness’ mean to you? Define it in your own words.
What ways do you show love for yourself?
If you said you don’t practice self love, what can you do to help you reach self love?
What is between you and your goal to self love?
How can you get closer to the goal of loving yourself?
What can you do on a daily basis to feel content with life and fully happy?
When was the last time you felt like you were enough? What was happening at that very moment?
Promise me you’ll do these journal prompts, okay? You deserve to be happy with yourself AND your body.
Should I post unique ways to love yourself? Let me know <3