How to Feel Good in Your Body Now
I want to let you in on a secret: You can feel good in your body now. Really. Period.
I’m not going to follow it with an “if” statement such as “if you buy my program” or “if you follow x plan.”
You CAN feel good in your body now. Not 5-10 pounds from now. Not after you do x or when you do y.
Here’s the thing: Five or ten pounds will not change how you feel in your body.
It’s time to embrace your now. Who you are right now. The body you have right now. This season of your life.
Once you realize that you can feel good in your body now then things change. Your entire approach to caring for your body changes. Your thoughts begin to change. You learn how to differentiate between real feelings and emotions and outside influences (social media, etc.) and lies from Satan.
We’ve been geared to believe that we always have to be pursuing something. We’re not supposed to settle. If we run a 5K, shouldn’t we pursue a 10K next? When we lose five pounds, there’s always another that might make me look or feel even better. Once I can run a mile under ten minutes then I must start working towards a mile under nine minutes.
Do you see what’s happening? It’s never enough. There’s always another step to take, another goal to pursue. Goals aren’t bad. This isn’t a post about settling or quitting. It’s about embracing your now. The message I want you to get is that you can feel good in your body now.
Who you are right now is good. You are good.
We have to understand this before we can successfully move forward toward any goals we have. When goals are driven from a place of guilt and shame, achieving them will never be enough. There will always be more that we feel we must do to finally achieve.
It’s time to feel good in your body now. Today. Whatever happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow doesn’t have any impact on your now. Enjoy today.
3 Truths to Embrace to Feel Good in Your Body Now
Truth #1: Fat is not a feeling.
How many times have you said, “I feel fat”? I’m guessing too many times to count. I know this because I’ve said it a bazillion times myself! But fat is not a feeling. Fat is a macronutrient. Fat is a (relative) state of being. But fat is not a feeling. When we find ourselves saying “I feel fat,” it’s time to pause and consider what we’re actually feeling. Am I sad? Am I tired? Has someone said or done something to cause hurt?
Truth #2: A number doesn’t define you.
I lived for Friday weigh-ins and my annual doctor exam. I lived for those days and dreaded them at the same time. Each Friday was weigh-in day, and I started getting anxious about it by Wednesday but I wanted to know that number so that I could use it to determine if I was good or bad. It defined my success as a person. My goal at every doctor visit was to have lost weight. I wanted that number to be lower than it was the year before. That number defined what kind of year I had.
Truth #3: You are not good or bad based on how you eat or exercise.
Diets that utilize “cheat” days have you referring to yourself as a cheater. Exercising to eat turns exercise into punishment and food into a reward. Food is neutral. Exercise is a way to move and celebrate what your body can do.
Which of the truths above do you need to embrace so that you can feel good in your body now?
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“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14-15 (NIV)
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