If you've been struggling with weight issues for a long time or even if you're now trying to shed those few extra pounds, you'd understand all the feelings of depression, discouragement, frustration, low self-esteem and a whole slew of negative emotions that are working against you reaching your goal.
But you can rid yourself of being consumed by these emotions and appreciate your body where you are right now, even if you've not yet attained your goal. Did I just hear you say, "Yeah, right?" lol. I know what you mean. I've been there and I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and really can't stand seeing the folds. I know what it's like to stand in the mirror and pull in my tummy trying to hide my bulges.
Until one day I began to look at myself and look for the things that I loved about me. I focused on those things. It may be different from yours but for me it was - I gave birth to 7 beautiful children, I am strong, I am healthy and I am beautiful. I focused on those things until I came to the point that I was able to appreciate and accept me, accept my body as is right now and still love me - folds and bulges and all.
Don't get me wrong, I didn't get here overnight, it took me many years to get here but I am here now. Another thing, does that mean that I've thrown out my desire to get to my ideal weight? Not a chance. I want to be the best that I can be so I continue to keep my goal in sight in spite of setbacks, delays and hormones lol. But while I'm on my journey, every day I spend on earth is valuable and therefore I must spend it loving who I am and loving the journey.
Guess what? You can too. Decide within your heart that you will on purpose love you and expand that each day until you can truly look at even the folds and bulges and say, "I love you in spite of and not because of." And keep on working out and take care of the one you love - You!
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