I saw this meme and it hit home:
“Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
Our bodies are pretty amazing things and it is awesome what they can do.
We may not feel like our body can do the task at hand, but it can.
When it comes to exercising if we wait till our body “feels” better, we may never start. Now I am not saying no pain no gain, but reasonably speaking you can work through or modify everything.
But when it comes to the mental side of loving your body – we get it.
You are talking to someone who is still trying to get those last 10 off from having our second child.
I have had to really embrace the changes that occurred post having our daughter. And understand that with time I will get it back and then some.
In the process though it can be easy to body shame myself, hide, get upset – but instead it is loving what my body has done and know where it is going to go.
It’s important to love yourself.
There is enough hate in this world and the last thing you need to do is hate on yourself.
Now this does not mean forget all your goals…
It means embracing where you are and working through the process.
The mental side of health and wellness is something that gets missed 99% of the time.
When we truly love our bodies for what they are, we can conquer anything. When you talk positively about your body it will continue to function and do things you never thought it could do.
Have faith in your body, you only get one.
Use it to do good for others and to do good for you!
Love your body, no matter where you are in your journey, its better to spread love than hate any day.
Go love you!