Coach Nicole is one smart cookie!!!
Friday, August 09, 2013
In case you didn't know.... I'm a TOTAL Facebook junkie. True confession. I'm on there WAAAAY too much for my own good. BUT - today Coach Nicole posted the most awesome status update. It accompanied a poster that read, "Life is too short to spend it hating your body", which is a marvelous concept in & of itself. But her personal story that went with it was even better! Here it is for those of you not on FB:
"For me, a major shift happened when I decided to stop obsessing with how my body looked. No, you don't go from body hatred to LOVE overnight, but you can work your way to body acceptance first, then appreciation, then love of at least certain parts, and then loving your full self. When I was obsessed with losing weight and changing my body to be "better," (read: thinner) it was almost impossible for me to really stick with the habits that would result in that change. I didn't have a good relationship with food or exercise: both were punishments and sources of guilt. I'd go from one extreme to another, never sustaining anything long enough to get the results I had in mind. When you TRULY shift away from it all being about weight to focusing on optimal health and self-care, a healthy lifestyle is sustainable and enjoyable. When that happens, many people lose weight "without trying" as a side benefit. And even if weight loss doesn't happen, it doesn't matter because you are healthier (which is the goal) and you love yourself just as you are instead of feeling the need to change."
- COACH NICOLE