How to Stop Hating Your Body

How to Stop Hating Your Body

Yes, You Can Stop Hating Your Body!

This is my first podcast because it’s probably the number one thing on most women’s minds several times a day.

We are constantly beating ourselves up with internal thoughts and external speech like:

“God I hate my thighs.”

“She’s so much prettier than me.”

“Everyone’s gonna see my cellulite.”

“I shouldn’t have eaten that brownie.”

“I need to work out more.”

“I’ll never look like that.”

With each negative, self-defeating and judgmental statement, we inflict a blow to our own hearts. Then we pick up a magazine with an emaciated 22 year old model on the front and instantly want a handful of chips. With a Diet Coke, of course.

Then we have the case of the “Monday’s”, which of course is the best day to start an intense workout and no-carb diet regime and we’re doing great… until Friday when we feel so deprived we fall off the wagon. We hit up happy hour and down two sugary margaritas along with what must of been an entire bag of tortilla chips and guacamole because we were starving. It’s been a hard week!

By the time that last chips is swallowed, we’re filled with carbs and guilt. How do we stop the cycle? How do we accept thick calves or boxy hips? More than accepting — how do we like ourselves?

My fitness and wellness coach in this podcast, Jessica Smith, teaches us we must accept ourselves, use food and fitness in balance, and to always check our feelings before eating. She says chips aren’t “bad” food, but before you eat a handful of them, go for a quick walk, or take a deep breath and check yourself. Ask yourself, “What am I really feeling now?” Chances are, after your release some energy on that brisk walk, or take a moment to breath, you may not want those chips. Or you may want less.

The best part of this podcast (that I think you’ll love ❤) is how Jessica teaches us to LIKE OURSELVES. That’s right, you can stop hating your body, and actually like yourself! She tells us about the days she was 30 pounds overweight and how she got to not only a healthy weight and lifestyle — but learned to accept and love her body.

This is a good one!

Like this one? Check out my next podcast: How to Accept Your Mother with Dr. Valerie Goode.

This Episode's Feaured Guest

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami, and now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series.

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  • Joanne Silvano Pigliavento

    i very much enjoyed this podcast — Jessica Smith is simply the best! I found her on Youtube about 2 months ago and have worked out with her DVD’s most everyday since. I really relate to her approach to exercise. I am a 54 year old mom of 4 and staying fit and healthy is a priority for me. I actually look forward to working out with Jessica each day. I love that her mom is in most all of her videos and who can forget Peanut!! When I have finished a workout, i feel energize, refreshed and ready to move on with my day as opposed to beaten down and exhausted. Keep doing what you’re doing Jessica – I am so happy to have found you!!

    • I am so glad that I was able to work with Jessica to bring more women this message! I love Jessica, too!