You are enough.
Right now, in this moment you are worthy of love, kindness and acceptance. You don't have to change to be any of those things. You don't have to lose weight to deserve any of those things. You are uniquely and wonderfully made and that means that in all of your wonderful quirks you are still loved and worthy.
The kicker though? Knowing and believing this starts within. If your worthiness or value is contingent on others then it can be just as easily given as it can be taken away. Your self-worth needs to start with you and then others will follow. We set the tone for how others treat us, and we accept the love we think we deserve. So start believing you are worth more and then others will, too.
You see I didn't always love my body. In fact, for most of my life I felt the complete opposite. I felt frustrated and at war with a body that I wished looked different. I told myself that if I could just lose the weight then I would feel better about myself, I would finally be loved and accepted…worthy.
I told myself this lie for years, diet after diet, program after program, pound after pound. I never really got to my goal weight because the reality was, it was never enough. I always thought it would be but it never was.
There was always someone thinner who seemed happier, more successful, more loved. So I just kept trying.
It’s easier to believe this lie that we are told. It’s easier to hold out hope and believe that all we need to change our lives and fix ourselves is weight loss. It’s easier to believe that because at least that feels like a tangible answer when it comes to self-love. It’s tangible that if we would just follow these 10 steps we could finally be happy and at peace with ourselves.
But I am here to tell you there is no need to wait. That the diet and weight loss won’t be the magic fix and it’s time to start digging in and figuring out why you want and need that approval in the first place. You are worth the work it takes to finally be at peace with yourself. You are worth the energy to figure out how you want to show up in this world and the mark you want to leave on it.
I love this poem by Cleo Wade:
"hiding and seeking"
when I let go
I thought I had to be
I really am
to find out
I had been hiding
and did not know that
had been looking
Your life, your body, and your mind are waiting for you to love them. Waiting for you to be at peace with them. How long have you been at war with your body? Judging it, critiquing it, shaming it?
The time is now to shift and focus on love. Up until now you have been choosing to hate your body and trying to change. What if instead you choose to love your body and continue changing? Love is powerful, more powerful than hate. When you choose to act out of love you are more aligned with what is ultimately best for you. What you ultimately need and want for yourself becomes clearer.
What have you been delaying, holding off or shying away from in hopes of being smaller? What have you been saying no too until you can show up different physically?
You are capable and worthy of all of those things right NOW. You can claim those things in this moment the second you realize you are worthy of them and your body doesn’t define how you show up any more.
It’s time. This is your sign that it’s time to do things differently. This is it. You are worth it. Don’t spend another second, doubting all you were created to be. You are worth more than your weight, so what do you want to be worth when you let that go?
If you want to start this journey please grab my workbook here and get started! I would love to cheer you on and walk alongside you through this! Remember you are worth it and I am proof that freedom, peace and love exist on the other side of body acceptance!
About the Author:
Kami is a body image coach, recovering diet and fitness addict and your personal confidence cheerleader!
She teaches women like you how to fall in love with your body—even when it seems impossible—by teaching online workshops with the exact steps you need to create body freedom, and giving you the right tools and techniques to quiet down that negative voice in your head. You already ARE enough and worthy of everything you desire. Together, we will create a lifestyle that supports the healthy body image and high-vibe life that you are meant to have.
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