You can’t shame your way to self-acceptance.
I remember having goals of weight loss so I did the thing. I went to the gym, followed macros to the gram, but still had soooo much resentment/anger/shame built up inside me. 😠
There was a part of me that I didn’t fully accept, so I decided to use bodybuilding (that was my chosen destructive behavior at the time) and attempted to temporarily fix that part of me that just wanted validation and acceptance.
However, my inner critic would run through my head day after day. Anything I did wasn’t good enough. I felt defeated and freaking exhausted.
Destructive behaviors are things we use to numb out our emotions because often times we don’t want to face what’s underneath the surface of that emotion.
Some of these coping mechanisms include:
Overexercising, shopping, social media, drinking, drugs, and numbing out with food just to name a few. 🛍
The problem is….these things distract us from really getting to the root of the emotion. When we fully accept ourselves, then we get to truly transform.
Get curious around what self-acceptance feels like for you? Have you ever accepted yourself? ✨
Maybe you’re using coping strategies to hide from full self-acceptance and that’s okay too. Love on that part of yourself. What does that part of you need?
We are humans, we aren’t perfect.
Choose to live from a place of love and joy vs fear. ✨
If you’re a busy woman who is ready to ditch dieting, step off the scale, and step into food and body freedom comment below with a “hell yaaaaassss” 👇