Dear Little Sister...Body Confidence Pt.1
"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Dear Little Sister...
I'd like to share with you part of my story. My friends call me the "Positive Princess"... however, it was not always this way.
This is me a few years ago. I hated my body, felt like nothing I did mattered and was very very very depressed.
I had taken this photo on the first day of a New Year. Everyone was posting their "before" pictures as they started their own fitness journeys; meanwhile-I just wanted to be happy.
I took that photo in the hopes that I would never see such a depressed face looking back at me again. I decided to periodically take photos of myself first thing in the mornings to track my progress. Nothing here was physical-it was all a mental game.
And truthfully, that's how it is. The battle between you and your body isn't about what's physical, it's about what's mentally happening.
So let's get ready to fight this!We are beginning a 3 part series in order to FINALLY have confidence in our bodies. They will be split up between our thoughts, outfits that will help us feel confident, and exercises that can help boost our mood.
Btw- Don't worry, we're doing it together.
1)Be Honest with Yourself
What is this whole idea of "Body Confidence" anyway? It's the idea that you are confident that you will love your body no matter what! It's saying, "Even if I'm not where I want to be right now-I will still be kind to myself and be happy with who I am."
You have to spend good quality time with yourself in order to give yourself a great big hug! Chances are-if you hate your body, you hate yourself. Have a nice good conversation with yourself this week to think of why you feel so hurt. (Remember, anything you've done wrong-you've already been forgiven.)
2)Be Patient with yourself
The second part to Body Confidence is love. Love is something that never changes. So even if it's taking you a liiiiitle longer than you'd like-don't worry! You may be on a detour that will show you something about yourself that you never knew.
3)Have a Style Icon!
This one helps a TOOONNNN! (and it's fun heehee)
Look for someone relatively close to your body type who is PROUD to be themselves. My personal favorite is Nabela Noor. She has amazing style and I love this video that she posted with none other than Loey Lane. "I will not reserve my happiness for a later date-or a later weight." I looooovveeee thiiiiiissss!!
4)It's your choice