With summer and bikini time coming up I started noticing again how many woman don't feel satisfied with their bodies. Such a shame and totally not necessary but I think many professional people and men in general have already tried to convince us that we are beautiful as we are, no? So why do we keep on telling ourselves that our belly is too fat, our legs too short, our breasts too big, small, strange,... our noses too wide, hips too curved or our hair too curly or too straight,...
Year after year the same articles appear in magazines when spring/summer season is in the air and bikini season is coming up. Articles with facts and figures about what woman don't like about their bodies. It's like every year we are reminded of the fact that we are so hard on ourselves. Unfortunately I don't often read articles where we are presented with practical information on how we could do better. I'm not claiming I have the perfect answer but I would like to tell you how I overcame the negativity about myself and started enjoying my body for what it was.
First of all I read a scientific article about why women's hips and thighs contain more fat than men. (bit.ly/2x9pEMx) It has simply to do with the fact that our bodies are designed for reproduction. We need the fattier area's for lactation and protection of the foetus etc. In the article is also described that the fat bellies of men don't have any purpose at all and actually are very dangerous. So knowing this you could ask yourself why you should even be bothered with a bigger tummy or thighs. It just makes us a real woman! Not to talk bad about men or put them is discredit but it's actually us woman who should tell men that their fatted bellies aren't good and they should do something about it! ;-)
Because of bad follow up of doctors I suffered from leaky gut and ended with a long list of food products I couldn't eat anymore. 5-6 years ago there weren't many people who really knew about food allergies so I was left alone in my search for a better health. I decided to keep searching for answers and those led me to many different, often alternative, treatments like theta healing and energetic bodywork.
On top of my health issues I lost 4 people who were very close to me in a short period of time and this almost shut my system down completely. My body wasn't functioning anymore, my mind was doing overtime and I wasn't able to see what was happening to me.
It took me about 2 years before I understood that to get better I had to really start listening to my body and mind and accept that life is more than looks or money or status. Today I'm still following treatment for my fibromyalgia (bit.ly/2GQEIyh) which is getting better week by week. But the most important thing I did to start loving myself again was the confrontation with myself and getting rid of my emotional blockages. It's during these processes that I learned to look at myself in a different way and understand the real importance of life.
I really hope that by telling some personal facts about my journey you might think about looking different at yourself and take a first step towards loving yourself more. I can assure you that life is so much more fun once you get that click about what's important in this world and what's not. My body is still not functioning at levels it used to and it probably never will but by having to slow down and accepting what I still can do it gave me such an important gift and made me love life even more.
If you feel like you could need some more personal help with learning how to love yourself again just e mail me and I will be glad to help you find your own beautiful and true self.
If you feel like sharing your journey feel free to write it in a comment below and let people know that they're not alone and that everybody is just human.
Thank you for being part of this happy and healthy community. Life is so much better together ;-)
my name is Inez.
I'm a positive life enjoyer with fibromyalgia and I have to eat glutenfree, dairyfree, sugarfree and yeastfree.
I'm a health coach and here to help anyone who wants to grow in life on a physical, mental or emotional level.
My specialities are allergy free eating, fibromyalgia (or other chronic illnesses) and emotional well being.
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