Can you move freely? Breathe freely? Are you without pain in most moments? These are gifts we do not readily acknowledge until we lack the capacity to do them. Next time you are caught up in your body size or weight, be thankful for all the things we take for granted!
Here’s my challenge to you…next time you take a bath or shower, stop for a moment and take a look at yourself in the mirror. Take a long look. At first, look straight into your eyes and acknowledge the beautiful person staring back. Stop looking at minor distractions or flaws that you see in your body - everyone has them!
Depending on your answers above, it may be time to make a change. Instead of staring at your body and criticizing yourself, stare into your eyes and acknowledge who you are, what you have to offer and how you feel. Learn to start loving the body you see in the mirror.
Unfortunately, you will never lose weight or reshape yourself in any way if you do not start to love the way you are. Curves are important and everyone has wrinkles. All these things add character to your body and help tell your story. The only way to make lasting changes is to change your attitude moving forward. Love the skin you’re in!