Welcome to the Love Your Body Challenge- 7 Days to Love the Skin You’re In! To kick off our mini 7-day journey, I want you to start by looking in the mirror. I know, sometimes the mirror can be a daunting thing. I have clients who avoided the mirror for years because they didn’t like what they saw. Let me tell ya. If you don’t love your body now, at whatever weight it is currently, it’s going to be pretty damn hard to love it even when you do see change.
I remember having a conversation with another trainer at the gym about a patch of fat I could grab under my sports bra strap. Eventually we started laughing because it was absurd how I was concentrating on one small section of my body instead of looking at my progress as a whole. This is an equation for disaster! Going to great length to find flaws, that no one else probably notices, is an easy path to negative body image, disordered eating, and depression. And let me tell you from experience, no matter how thin you get or how much muscle you build, you will always be able to find “imperfections.” It’s a one-way ticket to crazy-town.
Today, we are going to change your perception to change your refletion! Take five minutes to look in the mirror and choose five things you love about your body! I wanted to ask you to find ten, but we’ll start small. If you can name more than that, get it girl!
My dream is to create a community here at Life in Spandex of like-minded, strong, positive women so we can all share our experiences with health, fitness, and life in general. It’s so important to have support and love around you. So please, don’t be shy. Share with me and other Life in Spandex readers the five parts of your reflection you love the most! Sharing what you love about yourself doesn’t make you vain, it makes you empowering! You can either leave a comment here on this blog post or share a photo or status update on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Make sure you tag @life_in_spandex on Twitter or Instagram or share the update on Life in Spandex’s Facebook Wall so we can all see it! #lifeinspandex #loveyourbody
Health and happiness,