I see this line of thinking quite often. People want to accept their bodies but are afraid that means they’re giving up on their weight loss goals.
They see the situation as either/or – either accept yourself, or want to lose weight. But you can’t have both – or so they think.
It’s hard to grasp how it’s possible to both accept yourself unconditionally as you are right now, and to still have goals to lose weight and change your physique.
So let me explain…
What Does It Mean to Accept Yourself?
Accepting yourself means to place value on your self in its current state. You have value as a human being, and it doesn’t matter how much fat is on your body.
Fat does not define you. It does not devalue you. It does not make you any better or worse than anyone else.
It is just fat – extra calories your body is storing for when you need it. That is all.
Once you get to a place where you can accept that, you can start accepting… Continue Reading