Recently on my radio show and I chatted about ‘being enough’ and was so saddened as to how many people feel inadequate and not enough. The response completely blown me away. I received so many phone calls, emails and whatsapp messages. I want to note this wasn’t a post to encourage compliments, (thank you for the love always) but rather to share as my journey with my weight and body image has been something I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. I have been working tirelessly on my head space to become more accepting and kinder to myself. I found it strange that I could be so kind to a room full of strangers but give myself such a hard time day in and out about how I looked. Putting 50kgs on during my pregnancies didn’t help this low feeling of self. I have two emails from two separate women stating they don’t have a mirror in their home as it’s too hard to see the person staring back at them. I wish you could see what we see! You are beautiful! Sure my tummy is squighy and my thighs are bigger then id like, but instead of slaying myself emotionally and with such unkind words every time I see myself to rather approach myself with love and kindness. Each day I make time to get in some cardio and to eat with a conscious mind, sometimes I get this right and other times want to stay in bed and munch a piece of cake.You are not defined by the number on your scale. You are you, you are enough. It’s time to stop comparing yourself to others, it’s time to celebrate all that you are, it’s time to be kind to yourself.
Here’s a challenge with every insult you throw match it with a compliment.
Love and kindness always x