A happy body is one that is cared for and loved, no matter what it looks like or feels like.
There is only one you and the world needs you and your service!
But how do you help yourself to have the energy it takes to give? It comes from taking care of you first.
It’s taken me years to understand this concept, and I know I still have a long way to go, but I’ll sum it up this way: Unless you know how to fill your cup and you take the time to do it, it’s going to be really hard to fill the cups of others. Especially if you’re exhausted, hangry, and feeling miserable about yourself. That’s when feelings like resentment and bitterness sneak in. Or we feel like failures because we’re not doing the things we want to do for ourselves.
Let’s just let that stress go. Take a few minutes, please allow yourself just a few minutes, to stretch and eat well each day. Our meals and movement matter. So move! Find something fresh and tasty, even if it’s just for a snack. Sneak in some crunches while you watch a favorite show. The little positive choices make a big impact over time and will immediately give you a sense of self-respect.
Just let your actions show the love you have for your body.
If you don’t love your body, act like you do anyway! Nourish yourself anyway. Take care of yourself with gentleness and strength anyway. I hope there are some ideas here that will motivate you to live at a higher level of personal care and health. If you need more tips on how to think in a way that will support healthy choices, check out my book Think Yourself Healthy. If you take care of yourself, I think you’ll be surprised to find you are more proud of yourself. I believe you will love yourself more too. And that, my friend, is how we create a happy body. Not because of what size or shape it is, but because it’s treated with love.