When you think of summer, the beach and the pool, what comes to mind? Perhaps getting into a bathing suit? How does this make you feel? Many of my clients shy away from these summer fun activities because they don’t like the way they look in a bathing suit. Do you compare yourself to others and criticize your body?
Summer is a time for vacationing, relaxing in the sun (of course with sunblock) and chilling out. Don’t let your negative thoughts about your body prevent you from enjoying this wonderful time of year.
Let this summer be different! Look back at the progress you have been making in the last few months learning to love your body. One of the things I recommended in a previous blog was to look at yourself in the mirror and find at least one thing that you like about your body. It could be your eyes, ears or wrists. If it’s hard for you to find a body part you like, think about what your body does for you. Your legs help you walk and your eyes help you see. Think about how this journey to becoming an intuitive eater is helping you to love and respect your body.
When you put on a bathing suit this summer, be proud of the accomplishments you have made so far. Stand proud, hold your head up high and dive into the ocean.
Your turn to take action: Take a picture of yourself wearing your bathing suit and write five things on the back of the photo that you love about your body! Please share your photos and/or comments below.