Now I’ve got your attention 😬 I want to address a question that gets asked *a lot* in my community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And that is: “Can I love my body - AND want to change it at the same time?”🤔
Controversial to what you might expect me to say, and also disagreeing with what many of the #Bopo community believe - I actually DO believe it is possible to hold both perspectives at once. It is really about the place that change comes from.
Do you desire to make upgrades to your lifestyle and physical body from a place of love and appreciation - or from a place of fear and lack because you hate what you have in the here and now?
We can love our cars, but we would still appreciate if they had a lick of paint.
We can love our home, but still want to buy new furniture.
We can love our relationships - but there are always improvements that can be made.
By saying “if I’m to love my body, it means I can never be allowed to want to change it,” is actually keeping you in a prison. When really - you are free to do whatever you want. (And actually, whenever anyone asks a question regarding their body that starts with the words “Can I” ...The answer is always this: it’s your body. So, do whatever the hell you want with it.)
If you want to change your body from a place of love rather than from a place of lack - the key is to focus on feeling good, raising your vibration, and focus on your wellbeing and vitality, rather than numbers. Ditch the numbers and the fad diets, but don’t ditch your health in the process. Loving your body is not just words - we must *show* our bodies how we are willing to love them too.
What motivates me to look after my body is thinking of the big picture of my life and the role health plays. When I’m 40,50,60 I want to be healthy, fit and energised, to be able to play with my children and grandchildren, and pass down a great attitude towards food, health and bodies to them. 💪🏼 I also have goals for my body that are things that actually *mean* something to me like - climb a mountain, learn to horse ride, learn to skydive, be fit enough to be cast in an action movie.
Love to hear your thoughts on this?