For the most part, I’m happy in my own skin. But, I’m human and struggle with comparison and body image like most of us.
I often share how important it is to evaluate your relationship to your health and body- how most of us need to develop more compassion for ourselves, demonstrate less restriction, and pursue more freedom/balance.
Showing compassion for yourself doesn’t mean you never have a negative or self-deprecating thought. It also doesn’t mean you don’t challenge yourself or are complacent. Some examples…
I’ve never owned a scale, but I know I weigh more now than I ever have. I both struggle with loving my body through the changes, and feel genuinely proud of the body I’m in.
I’ve felt less physically fit the last couple of years, but have seen tremendous improvements in other areas of my life.
I don’t always love every aspect of my body, but I do appreciate everything it handles.
Health is important and confidence in appearance is valuable, but we are so much more than health status or fitness level.
Our worth should never be tied to our bodies. I’m not at a weight or fitness level that feels comfortable to me, and I’m working on that! But it’s crucial that I’m operating from a place of love and support for myself, not hatred and obsession.