Girl, I feel you!
The health & wellness industry has always been divisive, but it feels particularly edgy at the moment.
Women feel so conflicted, confused, and many are experiencing a lot of SHAME over any desires they have for themselves.
Eating donuts? That’s unhealthy, shame.
Eating salads? That’s restrictive, shame.
Wanting to gain muscle? That’s not “feminine”, shame.
Wanting to lose weight? You must not love yourself, shame.
I’m all for having differing opinions, but shaming over how someone treats their OWN body is taking it too far.
As per usual, we’re losing sight of what really matters & are tossing nuance out the window.
The ultimate goal for my clients is for them to really give AF about how they’re treating themselves (in order)…
Internally—relationship with food, internal chatter & mental health.
Physically—making choices in alignment with high self-worth & self-respect, whatever that looks like.
Other goals—aesthetic or performance.
If someone has the first two down pat, then by all means, proceed with the third!
The problem arises when we place the third above the other two, and that’s EXACTLY where most of my clients are.
Caring more about the way their body looks to others than how they’re treating themselves—mind, body, soul.
I used to be there too! And it’s a problem.
The issue isn’t the desire to lose weight, it’s the intention behind it. It’s placing it higher than your mental and physical well-being. It’s believing your happiness & self-worth lies on the other side.
Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.
That’s an inside job, sisters.