So we all know summer is coming, after the weekend just gone, honestly being outside in the sunshine was so much fun, and not only that you’re able to do so much more. However there has been a lot of tweets talking about a summer body & holy moly I’ve literally had enough of those 2 words, they’re literally the devil. If I ever hear those words again (which I probably ill because it will be everywhere on my newsfeed) it will be too soon. So I thought I’d do a little post on summer body and negative self talk because I personally think that it’s all linked!
I totally know that you cannot be positive about yourself all of the time, I mean honestly I know that I am the worst for hating on my body. The phrase your body is a temple is something that should be engraved in my mind all of the time because it’s so true.
I am the kind of person that talks to myself regularly and to be honest it’s more negative than positive, and until I started writing this post I didn’t actually how much I genuinely do it to be honest, it’s kind of scary when you reflect on it.
When you start to talk to yourself and it is negatively, take a moment and just say look stop. We all make mistakes, we can’t be positive all of the time, it’s not physically possible (although sometimes it would be quite nice) we can always be in a good head space but do you know what, that is okay. You are fabulous in every way, you’re an incredible human being in so many ways, you’re beautiful, kind, caring, honest and genuine.
When you catch yourself saying I can’t do that, I’m not good enough to do that, I’m not pretty enough or clever enough, stop. Your worth is infinite and you can do anything your put your mind to.
Now let’s move onto the “summer body.” I’m the kind of person that is blunt and to the point about this because it’s something I’m so passionate about. You don’t need to look a certain way to have a summer body. Your body is your own, you don’t need people to tell you what to do, how to look on how to be. Your body, your rules.
I’ve been losing weight for about 3 years this year and have gone down 10 dress sizes, I’ve done it really slowly especially for my mental health and learning to love my body, or at least the new body. I’ve been doing this for my healthy, for being able to walk, to move and especially when it comes to having babies. At some point Paul and I want to have children and I want to have a healthy pregnancy when we do get pregnant, I don’t want to put a child at risk.
I’m not saying losing weight is the answer to all your problems, it’s about loving every lump and bump, every imperfection, because no human is ever perfect, we are all beautiful in every way. Treat your body like it’s your best friend, because you only get one body, love it, treat it with respect.
What do you think? What’s your opinion on summer body and negative self talk? Leave your response in the comments!
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