What would happen if you didn’t beat up on your body, where would that energy go and what would we do as a group with all that energy?
Yesterday I listened to a lecture by Amy Pershing on Weight stigma and when she asked these questions they really resonated with me. After sharing some thoughts with body positivity guru @vinyasavixen and my old teammate @coachchrissy and my friend since birth @adb5585 I realized we each have a story about our bodies and the shame to change culture we live in. Even small comments we make to ourselves feeds into this culture that is just so damaging to our health and sense of selves. Shame does not create sustainable healthful change
This week I challenge you to redirect the negative energy, no matter how small, you put into comments, thoughts and actions about your body, your workouts, and your food and aim them to the things that drive you in life. Imagine what you could do with all that extra energy? Let’s start challenging that bootstrap shaming method of healthcare
If we aren’t willing to try and make peace with our bodies, there will always be something we are chasing to be better.
May we all hear the inner world with curious, compassionate ears; speak the truth of our body, our heart and our mind. And value the whole Self, including the who we are, as is. 🏼 Some questions to ask yourself if you don’t know your story about weight stigma and our shame into change culture
How do you feel about your own body?
Do you make body disparaging comments about yourself? Others?
Have you gained or lost significant amounts of weight or had an eating disorder?
What assumptions do you make about fat people? About thin people?
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