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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."

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  • KITKAT2010
    I read that post from Coach Nicole too and something about it finally stuck with me. Since reading that post (and totally thinking there is no way I could EVER be that way) I found I’ve been working hard on focusing on the positives and not beating myself up for what I perceive as failures. I realized that getting on the scale every morning lead to me punishing myself all day long. Not just because I didn’t lose weight, but because seeing that large number everyday drove home my own insecurities. It has been a constant reminder that I am fat/out of shape/unworthy/etc. and I let myself get that way. Letting go of the scale has given me freedom…the breathing room to learn to be the best me every day. Still a work in progress, but I’m a bit happier each day.
    2821 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for sharing!

    I appreciate your encouragement and support!

    2829 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope to reach that spot myself some day!
    2832 days ago
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