Worthy of Being Taken Care of Rather than a Problem that Needs to be Fixed

 

What do you think of what you think about your body?

 

For many women the first think we think of is our flaws. We think about our stomach rolls, our flabby arms and thighs, or the extra pounds we can’t seem to get rid of.

 

We get frustrated with how hard it is to “fix” our bodies. We get tired just thinking about all we have to do to look and feel better.

 

This is how I felt for decades. I was always on a mission to fix my body. I spent so much time, energy, and money on losing weight and despite all my efforts, I still felt like my body was a huge problem that I had to figure out.

 

Years ago I heard a powerful quote from the amazing Wayne Dyer.

He said, “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.”

 

These wise words can be applied to so many areas of our lives. They definitely helped me reframe the way I saw my body and I hope they can help you too.

 

What would happen if you changed the way you looked at your body?

 

What if instead of seeing your body as a problem that needs to be fixed, you saw your body as worthy of being taken care of?

 

How would this shift in perspective change how you related to your body?

 

When we view our body as worthy of being taken care of, we make decisions based on love. We choose healthy foods because they give us energy and make us feel great. We move our bodies because we know we will feel better if we exercise.

 

We say to ourselves, “I get to eat _________ (insert your favorite healthy food) because I love the way it makes my body feel. It gives me good energy and tastes great.”

 

This is very different from when we are in “fix-it” mode. When we see our body as a problem we are more likely to think, I have to eat ________ (insert a low calorie, bland food) because I am too fat and can’t go over my points/calorie count for the day.

 

 

When it comes to exercise this change of perspective can help us in the following way:

 

We say to ourselves, “I am choosing to ____________ (insert your favorite type of movement) because it is fun and I love the way I feel after a good workout.”

 

Instead of, “I have ____________ (insert an exercise you hate but it burns lots of calories) because I am disgusted by my body and need to lose weight fast.”

 

Do you see the difference?

 

I encourage you to play with this idea. I know it might feel uncomfortable at first, however once you get the hang of it you will feel instantly better.

 

Your body is a gift not a problem. Be kind to yourself and find ways to lovingly take care of your amazing body.

 

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