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Self Love

Did you ever realize how much your body loves you?

It’s always trying to keep you alive.
That’s all your body has to live for.

Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get to you.

Your body literally loves you so much.
It’s time you start loving your body back.

Do you?

Forever a work in progress in learning to love my body, find gratitude for everything it does, and embrace it exactly how it is right now… not 5lbs from now.

And that’s okay.

Stop beating yourself up for having the thoughts, let them come, let them go, and then find gratitude for something your body does for you. Every single day. 💛

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BALANCE

One Halloween, I restricted my food for days so I could eat candy on Halloween. I ended up with a migraine from the sugar my body wasn’t used to any more. ⁣⁣
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One Halloween, I skipped a costume party because I was so uncomfortable in my skin, and knew I wouldn’t find anything to wear. ⁣⁣
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One Halloween, I spent the entire day dreading all the candy that would surround me. Would I be able to say no? Would I stick to my diet perfectly? The fear of food paralyzed me. ⁣⁣
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Now, I no longer restrict, place foods off limits, or deprive myself of foods I enjoy. ⁣⁣
I no longer miss out on events, parties, or outings because of the way my body looks. ⁣⁣
I no longer let food dictate my day, or cause fear, overwhelm, or take up much space in my brain. ⁣⁣
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If you struggle too, I promise you… ⁣⁣
You can find peace with your body.⁣⁣
Food will not always be the enemy.⁣⁣
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Balance is possible. ⁣⁣

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We’re in this together

Stop being so hard on yourself. ⁣⁣
“giving it your all”⁣⁣
does not mean you have to have it all together.⁣⁣
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Let yourself heal from the things you don’t discuss. ⁣⁣
Find patience for yourself as much as you do others. ⁣⁣
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Stop trying to shrink. ⁣⁣
Allow yourself to take up space. ⁣⁣
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Focus on what is going well. ⁣⁣
Stay open and learn to trust. ⁣⁣
Forever work towards loving yourself more. ⁣⁣
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Give to yourself as you give to others. ⁣⁣
Speak to yourself as you do to others. ⁣⁣
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We’re in this together ⁣⁣💛

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Choose to workout, not because you have to, but because you CAN. ⁣

Please never take your health or granted. ⁣

One of the greatest gifts we are given is the ability to move and so often it can be something we so simply overlook. ⁣

When you are short on time. ⁣
When you feel like quitting. ⁣
When you are tired, grumpy, or just don’t feel like exercising. ⁣

Remember what an amazing privilege it is to move your body. ⁣
Appreciate the fact that you are capable of getting stronger every single day. ⁣
Take advantage of a natural antidepressant and the ability to improve your health. ⁣

Choose to workout… because you CAN. ⁣

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⁣𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵… 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧. ⁣

For years I thought changing my body would be the magical cure for my poor body image, but I’m slowly I’m learning it will forever be a work in progress for me. ⁣

Body image is something I still struggle with. ⁣
It’s something that creeps in when I get anxious. ⁣
It’s my coping mechanism when things don’t go my way. ⁣
It’s my default to focus on when other things are off. ⁣

And I’ve learned no matter how small I get, or how much I grow. I will FOREVER find a flaw. ⁣

So I recognize that and am always working towards separating how my body looks from who I AM as a person. ⁣

And as I work to be the healthiest version of me on the outside, I work towards becoming the healthiest me on the inside. ⁣

I’m learning new ways to cope. ⁣
I’m reframing my mindset. ⁣
I’m choosing to work towards seeing things differently – even if I don’t believe it just yet. ⁣
And quite honestly, I’m learning to look deeper for the underlying problems triggering my poor body image (it often has nothing to do with my body). ⁣

Because if you never work on changing your mindset – the external will never be good enough. ⁣

𝗪𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞. ⁣

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