Negative Self Talk And A Summer Body

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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8 Comments

  1. 13/04/2017 / 7:25 am

    I don’t really like the term summer body either, it’s a big focus on just a few months. Whereas treating your body with respect to keep it healthy is a better goal! X

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      28/04/2017 / 8:18 am

      I’m the same Rhiannon, it is such a nasty phase “summer body” we are all beautiful and beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! xxxx

  2. 13/04/2017 / 8:58 am

    I bloody love this post, I’m so sick of summer body being everywhere, walk into a shop and you’re hit with magazines telling you that you must lose weight now along with pictures of everyone in bikinis being a size zero, I gave up on those hopes years ago, I don’t want to use my body to compete with others, I’m happy as I am.
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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      28/04/2017 / 8:19 am

      Thank you so much Rosy! It’s such an annoying phrase, and I just want to be happy in myself and not have all these annoying influences from outside telling me how I should be! xxxx

  3. 27/04/2017 / 9:43 am

    I think you’re absolutely right Amie! We are all often quite pressured or just influenced by other people’s thoughts and ideas of what they want or what they think they should want based on society and so it engrains in our mind that to be loved, happy and healthy we need to have this ‘perfect’ body when in actual fact all our bodies are perfect because they’re ours and they’re who we are!

    I’m probably the biggest hippocrit on Earth stating the above – but you’re right we all have days where we’re not the biggest fans of ourselves, whether that’s our body shape, our hair or our personality! We need to learn to forgive and accept that we’re allowed to not be perfect all the time and to give ourselves this love in order to become better in ourselves!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      28/04/2017 / 8:21 am

      Thank you so much Josie! I’m the same darling, I struggle with my body all the time, but you might not love it all the time, but it is important to take steps forward into loving yourself everyday! xxxx

  4. 02/07/2017 / 11:35 am

    The idea that suddenly our bodies are ‘less worthy’ than they were before, just because the season has changed is ridiculous when you think about it, isn’t it? A Summer Body is just a body with looser, cooler clothes on, right? That’s what I keep telling myself anyway……

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      02/07/2017 / 1:01 pm

      I totally agree with you my lovely! Everyone is gorgeous, regardless of size! xxxx

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