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.
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