You may not know this about me, but I’m a recovering perfectionist.
But not the kind that needs everyone else to be perfect… just me. You know the type? The truth is, I used to be really hard on myself. Like reallyyyy hard on myself.
There used to be something inside me that allowed me to dish out all the compliments and inspiration to literally anyone I came across, except for myself.“ You look amazing in that dress!”
“You’re down 2 pounds this week? You rock!!”
And while I always mean the compliments that I give out, there was not one single time that I could compliment myself and actually believe it. I was the Queen of Negative Self-Talk.
“This dress is just way too tight and makes me look like a busted can of biscuits.”
“I’ve been working out for almost a month and the scale hasn’t moved. What’s the point?”
It took me a longggg time to cut that crap.
It wasn’t until I started focusing on my mindset, setting goals (both big and small) in all areas of my life, and creating a clear “why” for living a healthy lifestyle, that I finally started accepting myself. I started telling myself all the things I loved about my body and how I looked in my clothes before jumping to self-criticism. I started reminding myself why I was choosing to eat healthier and exercise before obsessing over the number on the scale or the size of my jeans.
The truth is, you’re never going to be happy with where you’re at if you never allow yourself to be.
Go back and read that again.
If you’re constantly in a state of telling yourself, “I’m not doing enough. I’m not losing enough weight. I’m not skinny enough,” you’re going to be riding that hamster wheel forever. Take it from someone who has experience -- it is exhausting.
The overall goal can’t be a number or size.
It’s got to be happiness, confidence, and self-acceptance.
And every little thing you do along the way that helps you get to those things is SO important. It’s what makes your journey, YOUR journey!I know you’re probably sitting there thinking - “Easier said than done!”
I'm not tryin’ to fool anybody! It’s WAY easier said than done. But you know what? It’s so gosh darn worth it!!
I’m going to give you all the tools I have that finally helped me get to self-love, self-confidence, and self-acceptance. No, it wasn’t easy, I’ll be the first to admit that.
But you know what’s harder? Waking up every day and feeling unhappy, uncomfortable, and unsettled.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
And you are enough.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you differently - especially YOU!!! If you’d like to get your hands on some of the tips and tools I used to finally get off that self-sabotage hamster wheel, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a Facebook message with the subject line: “I am enough!” Kinda cheesy to say out loud, I know. But part of getting somewhere you’ve never been, is doing something you’ve never done.
If any of this resonated with you, you’re definitely gonna want to join my group!! We've got ladies & men in there who are working to get off that same hamster wheel I was on! Have an incredible March and this is the month to do big things!!
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