Self acceptance and having a good body image, is something that does not come easy to many people, myself included! It has always been something that I have struggled with, especially post childbirth. The media and society certainly don’t make it easy but it is up to you to get your mind right!
My 100 Healthy Days
Having two daughters, one a teenager and the other not far behind, has made me more aware of not being overly critical of myself and my body! I know that how I act and what I do around my children, sets a precedent, as to how they perceive themselves and the world around them. My goal has always been to ensure that my girls realise, healthy eating habits and exercise are important but as with most things should be balanced and not done in excess.
Doing the 100 Healthy Days with Well I Am has been a really good journey for me, as well as them, because although I am focusing on eating less and exercising more, I am not going overboard! I still enjoy the things that I love but in moderation and my main focus is maintaining a healthy diet, rather than dieting.
I exercise to maintain my fitness level and keep my body in-shape because I love my body and want to look after it, especially as I get older!
As I mentioned in my previous posts, when I started my 100 Healthy Days, I did have a weigh-loss goal and in the first few weeks I was monitoring my weight often but by some strange fate my scale simply died. I tried to replace the battery but nothing. I had originally decided to buy a new scale but something stopped me. I think possibly it was the realisation that the amount of weight I lose, is not going to make me accept or love myself more – the acceptance and self-love needs to come first and then the rest will follow!
So here I am just over half way through my 100 Healthy Days and I definitely feeling more body confident! As well as feeling more confident I have noticed a difference in the shape of my body and how my clothing is fitting me. I am actually fitting into trousers, which were to tight a few weeks ago – so something must be working!
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