“Swimsuit season” is nearly upon us, so what are you going to do? Are you going to let the inner critic keep you from putting on a swimsuit and having fun in the sun?
I want you to try something this summer. Actually, don’t wait for summer, start this today. When you look in the mirror, if there is a critic inside your head, pointing out the flaws she sees…SHUT HER UP. Tell her to bugger off, and replace her words with kind ones.
Tell her that no one cares what she looks like in a swimsuit, and in 20 years, she’s going to wish she had enjoyed this summer. That there’s a good chance that she’s going to look back at how much time was lost in critiquing every spot of cellulite and wish she had just found a way to enjoy this moment, this chapter in her life.
This is NOT to say that healthy eating and habits are not important. In fact, we very passionately believe that they are. But we also believe (again, very passionately) that until you find a way to love the woman you are right now, changes in your health and body will be much more difficult to sustain.
If you can find a way to love yourself THROUGH the process of weight loss and healthy changes, those changes will stick, and you’ll be so much happier on the journey.
So, we want to encourage you…
To woman up, and put on the damn swimsuit.
Find some love for the amazing woman you are right now, in this season of your life. If not now, WHEN??
xoxo – Annie