It can be so hard to make peace with your body after a lifetime of diet culture brain washing. And I’m not even taking about loving your body, just making peace with it and accepting it. If you struggle with body acceptance and don’t know where to start, here are 3 Ways to Start Feeling More Comfortable in Your Body.
3 Ways to Start Feeling More Comfortable in Your Body, NOW
1. Do an overhaul of your social media:
Go through your social media channels. Add more women of color, add more women with mid size and plus size bodies. Unfollow anyone who doesn’t make you feel good. Seeing more body diversity in your feed, sends your brain the message that all body types are good and normal and that there are lots of people out there that look like us!
2. Make a fitness goal that has nothing to do with changing what your body looks like:
When you workout, make fitness goals such as: a 5 km hike, a body weight push up, a two-minute plank, a 2 km run, a chin up.
The list of goals not related to the way your body looks, are endless. Make one and then work on it. When you reach your goal, it’ll feel amazing (and pretty badass) and it has nothing to do with how your body looks but with what your body can do.
Working out without fat loss or body shrinking goals in mind is a game changer. You actually look forward to moving your body and you feel more confident in your body.
And honestly, when you make fat loss goals and don’t achieve them, it actually makes you feel discouraged and there’s a high chance that you’ll stop exercising because “it’s not working.”
3. Get rid of clothes that don’t fit you or don’t feel good on your body.
Don’t keep clothes that don’t serve you right now. Hanging on to them in hopes of fitting back into them once you’ve lost the baby weight is actually demoralizing and takes you away from trying to reach your goal of body acceptance and body respect.
When you buy clothes that make you look and feel good NOW, you feel more confident in your skin.
Money can be a factor when it comes to buying new clothes. So instead, consign the clothes that don’t fit you anymore. Than use that money and thrift clothes that fit you now. Thirfting is a lot of fun, you can find great outfits and save $$$.
If you’re struggling to make peace with your body, choose one of these to start with as you begin your journey. When you eventually get to body neutrality, body respect, body acceptance or even body love, trust me, it’s like a freedom from diet culture’s weight being lifted off your shoulders.
If you have any questions or want to talk about this more, feel free to reach out. You can also find me on Instagram sharing about wellness, fitness, motherhood and body acceptance.