I would pass by the mirror, stop, and look at myself. I never had a good thing to say...it was either "Look at those thighs...ugh my stomach...no matter what I do I can't lose my butt!" I tore myself apart for years trying to mold and force my body into a shape that the world defined as beautiful. The opposite happened. My body gave out on me. Certain things that should happen monthly stopped for a year. My hair started falling out. My body was shutting down. I would pass by the mirror again. I was still dissatisfied...there was always more to critique.
Now I walk by the mirror and I intentionally find something to be thankful for. I asked God to give me His eyes so I can see myself the way He does and over time my perspective has indeed changed. Today I love my body and what it can DO. My thunder thighs help me hike, squat when I drop my keys while carrying groceries, and my bum cushions my falls when I fall. I have learned to fight the automatic negative thoughts and replace them with words my husband speaks to me and what God sees in me.
Now what? Now I want to challenge and walk with you. The Love Your Body challenge starts February 1st. Not sure what a challenge group is? Check out my video here! Daily devotionals are posted each day in our private group as we learn to love ourselves because He first loved us. Exercise and nutrition are absolutely part of the deal. It's truly amazing how you begin to crave movement and nutrient dense foods to honor the vessel you are given once you appreciate it and treat it with gentleness.
Will you take the leap? Will you allow me to invest in you and walk with you in this? I would love the opportunity to share with you my story and watch yours take a new turn filled with gentleness, love, appreciation, and hope.
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A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!