Feel Confident

Hello loves ❤

You can’t take good care of something you hate.

We all need a reminder that you can’t hate yourself into a smaller body. And similarly, loving your body isn’t going to cause you to gain weight. Loving your body, or at the very least respecting it, is a must if you want to take good care of it.

Every day we get dozens of messages reminding us that society values smaller bodies, so it takes active work to feel good about your body.

Here’s five exercises to promote body confidence.

1. Express gratitude for your body

Instead of focusing on perceived imperfections, focus on what your body can do, and express gratitude to your body for it. Those thighs you hate? Say thank you for powering you through a strenuous hike that allowed you to enjoy the most gorgeous view you’ve ever seen, for giving you the strength to pick up your child (or dog or cat or, like, a heavy box), and for releasing tension and calming your body as you stretch them during a yoga class.

Maybe it’s too difficult to feel gratitude for a part of your body you’ve spent your whole life feeling ashamed of. Show gratitude for a part of your body that isn’t connected to your body image, like your lungs or liver or brain. Literally, just grab an anatomy book and open to any it to any page. It’s absolutely fascinating what our body does without our thinking about it. Although understanding how a renal corpuscle filters the blood or how the small intestine absorbs nutrients from our food won’t make you feel better about parts of your body you’re sensitive about, it will help you develop a more complex view of your body outside love/hate.

2. Joyfully move your body

There’s no better way to foster gratitude for your body than by seeing what it can accomplish. Run, jog, hike, walk, dance, barre, stretch, lift, swim, rock climb, jazzercise…just move your body! Just be sure that whatever movement you’re doing, you’re doing it with the intent of having fun. Not sure if your exercise is motivated by weight loss or enjoyment? Ask yourself if you felt OK in your body, would you still do it?

3. Toss the scale

Just smash that thing. It’ll be cathartic! After all, the scale doesn’t tell you anything about your health, value as a human being, nor should it dictate your happiness. Need some more motivation? Here’s four reasons to ditch the scale.

4. What do you love about you?

There’s a lot to love about the uniquely perfect individual that is you, but when you’re staring at a perceived imperfection in the mirror, it can be hard to remember what those things are. Write them down so you always have something there to remind you.

Your body is just a teeny, tiny part of who you are, and probably the least important part. So write down aspects of your personality that you love. List skills and accomplishments, both big and small. What do people you love like about you? Write it all down and keep that list with you so you can break it out whenever you need a confidence boost. Even better, write it on post it notes and stick them all around your full length mirror—then you’ll truly see yourself.

5. Get annoyed

When you see headlines about a model dropping all her baby weight in six weeks or a bikinied actress endorsing a diet pill, get annoyed. Redirect the anger you feel towards your body to who really deserves it—a predatory diet industry making billions selling false hopes. They are the problem, not your thighs.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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We Hit 40,000 Views, Woo!

Hello my loves, ❤

How is everyone? I hope you are all doing so well ❤

I have lots to fill you in on my personal life, I went away for a week + than I had my sisters engagement, I have lots of photos to share & lots of great experiences to share with you also.

I haven’t done one of my ‘VIEW’ blogs in a while – ANNNNND… We hit 40,000 views.

I cannot believe this! 40,000. Our views are now in the 40,000’s.

To think what this was to what it is now… WOW!

I am so blessed & grateful of those that are constantly supporting me, motivating me, liking my blogs, commenting on my blogs, inspiring me, pushing me, without you I wouldn’t be where I am today ❤

A number of special people have been re-blogging my work recently & I would love to thank the below:

 

Thank you to the above people that find an interest in my blogs that they like to have my content on their own page also ❤

I have also been receiving some lovely comments & nice words about me, which truly do not go unnoticed, I love this ❤

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These comments that I receive truly make my day to see how others think of me is beautiful ❤ Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤

You all mean so much to me ❤ Thank you for every like, every comment, every share, every piece of motivation, every piece of guidance, every piece of love. I cherish you all so much ❤ ❤ ❤

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my mini holiday w/ you all & my sisters engagement, I’ll be sharing LOTS of photos to, so be prepared for a big blog with heaps of photos ❤

I am going to catch up on some awards now that I have been nominated for ❤

What does everyone has planned this weekend?

I AM PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS TREEEEEEEEEEEE ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

 

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