I’m not going to talk about loving your body, but love yourself when you’re doing “wrong” things such as indulging food too much or skipping the exercise when you know it’s important for your total wellness.
I would say I love myself when reaching for food I love, and I’m allowing myself to enjoy it too, but also love myself enough not to eat too much of it. If I ate too much I remind myself I made that choice and forgave myself. And the day I miss exercise I don’t beat myself up for it.
Loving yourself helps you to stay positive so that weight loss process is more “enjoyable”. Now I’ve more energy than ever to follow through my goal. Last year I was struggling with exercises and eating healthy. It was a very frustration year, and I beat myself up for nothing. But thanks to all my angels (readers) who helped me to get through the year.
Another thing is to believe in yourself. I caught myself for not doing that. I know I’ve ability to do it, but my behavior doesn’t reflect it. When I step on the scale, and I know I ate too much the night before, automatically I would be thinking “I’m gaining weight”. Now I tell a different story to myself “I’m losing weight.” If I gain, whatever, I don’t have to dig up reasons for why the number is up. From the book, The Physicist’s Guide To Weight Loss, author Mark Buesing wrote
Everyday you lose weight is the day you didn’t gain weight.
What can be truer?
Laugh is healthy too. Watch comedian, Louis CK talk about being fat, chaos and habits. Warning! Explicit language and a lot of cursing!
Louis CK : Getting fat
Louis CK on being fat.