Many of us have had the thought, “I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin.”
But have you ever stopped and truly considered this phrase?
When we talk about feeling comfortable in our skin, we’re usually thinking about our weight. We want to be thinner, have a flatter belly, or trimmer thighs. We’re eager to feel good in our clothes, and want to like what we see in the mirror.
And it seems like a reasonable desire to have the body that we want.
But as we explore in this episode, there’s an implicit negative belief behind this seemingly innocent goal: that, once we lose the weight, we’ll finally feel good about ourselves, and be happy.
And perhaps that we’ll finally feel proud of ourselves, and that we’ve accomplished something important, and are therefore “worthy.” We can finally let go of all the guilt and self-blame, and bask in a glittering pool of self-acceptance.
Here’s one thing we know, and at some level, you probably do, too…
Believing that we’ll finally love and accept ourselves after losing weight is simply false.
Can we prefer to have a different body? Might we enjoy being at a certain weight better than others?
Yes, and yes.
But we can’t reach our ultimate goal – to feel good about ourselves – when we’re not loving and accepting ourselves along the way – in all our forms, shapes, and sizes.
So be sure to tune into this episode, where Marc David works with fitness instructor, Brenda – who would like to eat healthy all the time so she can keep the weight off for good, and feel like a great role model for her clients.
Like many, she judges herself for not being able to eat healthy all the time, and worries that she’s turning off potential clients who don’t see her “walking the talk.”
As you’ll hear, Marc covers some important terrain we can all use to hear, including:
✅ Where the roots of feeling uncomfortable in one’s skin comes from (and why that matters)
✅ Why the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves can be destructive and self-abusive
✅ How to work with challenges around emotional eating and yo-yo dieting
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