7 Ways to Embrace Your Body As Is This Summer

Summer is here! Yay! What an exciting time, right? Unless you, like many other women, are feeling not so excited to strip off the layers and show off your body. Perhaps the idea of facing another bathing suit season makes you want to crawl in a hole and pray for winter. Maybe it stirs up feelings of fear, guilt, and shame instead of the joy and excitement the rest of the world feels. 

If you haven’t done it already, yes – it’s time to pull out those summer clothes, try them on, and see what fits. I know the idea of this may fill you with fear of – “What if they don’t fit? How much weight have I gained?”. I remember this fear very well. It came with every season but especially the summer, when all I wanted was to be comfortable in the heat and soak up the sun – yet I was so concerned about how my body looked that I could never fully enjoy myself.  

Whether you’re preoccupied with your stomach, thighs, butt, or cellulite – life isn’t meant to be this way. We are here to enjoy our bodies and our lives!  

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Learning to accept and be comfortable with your body requires some inner mindset work but it IS possible.

Below are some tips to help you embrace your body as it is now so that you can start to enjoy this summer season.

1. Stop Comparing – We all have different bodies just like we have different minds, personalities, and strengths. Instead of dwelling on your perceived flaws, start to recognize your unique beauty. If you can’t see it yet, ask your most supportive friends and family. If you notice that social media isn’t helping with this, remember you always have the choice to ignore, disable, unfollow, or even close your account.   

2. Reality Check – If cellulite is your main concern, know that you are not alone. Almost all women have cellulite regardless of their weight or body type. Even thin women have cellulite! We don’t see this in the media because there are several sneaky ways to cover it up. Cellulite is very common and it’s okay. It has nothing to do with the health state of your body. 

3. Start to Embody – This means get out of your head and start enjoying your body. Do things you love with your body. If you love to go to the beach and play volleyball, focus on the joy and beauty of being at the beach, playing volleyball, and being with friends rather than how your body looks. I know from personal experience this is much easier said than done and many of us need more profound work to overcome this so my next tips speak to that.  

4. Reevaluate Your Self-Worth – Start exploring and recognizing how wonderful you are as a person and that you are so much more than your body or appearance. This is especially important for those of us who have defined our worth by our weight or body size. This inner work of redefining your self-worth is a powerful reframe which can help you start to cultivate self-love. For more on self-love, click here

5. Appreciate All Your Body Does – Start to recognize all your body does for you, like keeping you healthy, the bodily functions that keep you alive, and how it allows you to do all the things you enjoy. Whether it’s your stomach digesting your favorite meal, your legs taking you for a run, or your arms allowing you to hug a loved one – our bodies are amazing and do so much for us that we often don’t recognize or appreciate. When we come from a place of gratitude with our bodies, it’s much easier to stop fighting and start embracing. 

6. Focus On What You Do Like – Start looking for and identifying things you do like about your body and appearance. Challenge yourself to do this on a daily basis. Ultimately, what we look for we find. Once we can start to focus on what we do like instead of what we don’t like, some real shifts can occur. 

7. Make the Commitment – If you are really wanting to embrace your body, invest in yourself by working with an empowering coach or counselor to help guide you. Having a role model and supportive guide to show you the way will give you results much faster. The benefits you can experience from this work are life changing, especially for those of us who struggle daily with self-criticism, judgment, and hatred of our bodies.   

You really can change your focus to move away from comparisons with others and all the things you don’t like about your body. From here, you can start to embrace and see the beauty in your body and self. This puts you one step closer to learning to love your body and, let me tell you, there is nothing better than that ☺.

If you’re done with hating your body and wanting to embrace it, let’s chat.

Ten Soul Soothing Ways to Reward Yourself After a Tough Day

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When you finally settle down at the end of a long, hard day, what do you find yourself reaching for? Your favorite glass of wine? A tub of Ben and Jerry’s? A big bag of potato chips? You may have that conflict in your head thinking, “I probably shouldn’t… but I had such a hard day. I deserve it, right?”. Well, I’m here to tell you that YES! Of course, you deserve it!  

We all need to “check out” every once in a while, especially after a stressful day. We have our preferred indulgences that are easy to grab, pretty irresistible, and quick to bring on those soothing effects we’re craving after a crazy day. We want to escape our stressful reality to experience relaxation and pleasurable vibes. More often than not, these end of the day rewards involve alcohol or food. You think, “It’s been such a rough day - so why not?”.  

Well there is absolutely nothing wrong with these types of rewards. They are not “bad” or something to feel “guilty” about. However - what I hear from women time and time again is that their default reward doesn’t “reward” them in the long run. The reality is that alcohol and food-related rewards can leave you with unpleasant after effects, such as low energy, dehydration, puffiness, and stomach upset.  

When we feel these less than pleasant after effects, we start questioning our choices: “Did I really need that last glass of wine? A second bowl of ice cream? What’s wrong with me?!” This is where we can start to beat ourselves up for our perceived lack of control. This guilt, judgment, and criticism ultimately leaves us feeling even worse.

Sometimes what feels great in the moment can leave us feeling not so great afterwards – both physically and emotionally.   

So, what to do? If you’re thinking that your usual indulging reward is not serving you in the long run, here are a few important reminders:

  • Let Go of the Guilt – It doesn’t help. Guilt, judgment, and criticism will only increase the likelihood of having another rough day and recycling the experience of feeling bad once again tomorrow. Let it go by meeting yourself with compassion and treating yourself as you would a child or friend.   

  • Exercise Your Power of Choice – You can halt the guilt cycle by finding a healthier, more productive reward. We always have the choice to choose differently. You have control over this, you are not powerless. It’s isn’t always easy, but it is possible. 

  • Stop, Ask, and Listen – It’s important to pause and ask yourself, “What do I really need in this moment?”. When we stop and listen, we can tune into exactly what our bodies are asking for and make an informed choice. We can then choose to give our body what it is really craving.

When we can meet ourselves with compassion and let go of any judgment and criticism, we are more likely to make empowered, healthier choices that honor what our bodies are really wanting.

I’ve listed below some non-food and alcohol-free reward ideas to try at the end of a hard day. Some may resonate with you, and some may not - and that’s okay. We all have our own personal needs and preferences for relaxation, so it is important to look within and explore what works for you.

Take A Bath – Drawing a warm bath for yourself where you can relax, zone out, and soothe your muscles invites the relaxation response. Whether you’re using bubbles, sea salt, or Epsom salt – a bath is a beautiful escape for your body and mind.

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Hot Tea – I can’t think of anything more soothing and calming than a warm cup of tea. The Brits are on to something here. I can feel my body instantly relaxing as I pick up my nightly tea. After a tough day, try calming and stress-relieving blends with soothing herbs like chamomile and lavender.   

A Good Book – Reading an enjoyable book is a wonderfully effective way to escape and check out. Reading reduces stress and all the mental clutter in our minds. You can curl up and get lost in someone else’s story. What could be better?

Yoga – An evening yoga practice whether it’s at home or at your favorite studio is a beautiful way to let go of a stressful hard day. You move your body, release tension in your muscles, soothe your mind, and connect spiritually. Most yoga classes end with a meditation, so you get two for one in the relaxation department. 

Meditation – A quiet, restful retreat for your mind, meditation will allow your body and mind to escape the stresses of the day, rest, and reset so that you can enjoy your evening. If you don’t already practice meditation, you can choose from various guided meditations on an app or explore a simple practice like Yoga Nidra.   

Connection – We all need connection and there’s nothing better than a good chat with a supportive and present friend. In the age of social media and modern technology, real connection is key to destressing.  Whether it’s chatting on the phone or spending time in person, the mere company of supportive friends can often ease the stress of the day. 

Laughter – There’s no question that laughter heals. I can’t think of a more delightful way to spend an evening after a rough day than laughing hysterically.  Whether it’s hanging out with your most entertaining friends or enjoying comedy on your own. We are so lucky to live in a day and age where we have access to our favorite comedians and personalities with the literal click of a button. 

Your Favorite Exercise – Moving your body and getting those endorphins flowing gets you out of your head and enjoying your body while releasing all the tension of the day. The key is to do something you love so this is an actual treat, not another chore. 

Enjoying Nature – A simple brisk walk and some fresh air can do wonders for your mind and body. Being present with the beauty and marvels of nature can calm your mind and connect you to something greater. 

Creative Arts – Getting in touch with our creative side naturally reduces stress, whether it’s drawing, painting, knitting, creating a vision board, or coloring, etc. Leave the judgment aside – you don’t have be Picasso to enjoy creative arts. You may have noticed the influx of adult coloring books lately – that’s because coloring has been shown to have a meditative effect.

I consider myself an expert in relaxation so I could go on and on here! Try one out and notice how you feel the day after. ☺

5 Reasons Why Chronic Yo-Yo Dieting is Self-Destructive

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Have you tried every diet, detox, and cleanse yet you still find yourself reaching for the next one? Do you wonder what it will take to finally learn to love or at least accept your body? What it will take for you to relax and not stress so much around food?

I did this for literally years, probably more like decades. It was frustrating, stressful, and exhausting. I was so afraid that I’d forever continue that desperate, endless search for the one diet or workout that would finally bring me peace with food and my body - that I’d never have a “normal” relationship with food; that I’d never learn to accept my body; that I’d never find the answer.

Well fortunately after years of torment, I did find the answer. It took time and a commitment to a journey of deep inner work to find it, but when I did, I realized it was much more profound than what my initial searches were looking for.

I’d like to share some important truths that came to light for me throughout my journey so that you, too, can begin to break free from the fruitless cycle of dieting. Here’s what I now know:

1) Dieting, restricting, and depriving doesn’t work. If it worked, it would have worked by now. Diets have been around since the 1950s and they are still going strong. Dieting may work for a while but not long term. My weight and my happiness were like a roller coaster going up and down. With every high I’d think, “Yes, I’ve got it under control” yet around the corner was another fall that brought more guilt, stress, and frustration. It became an endless cycle of self-destruction and led me to define my worth by my weight.

2) “For every diet, there is an equal and opposite binge” – this famous quote from Geneen Roth couldn’t ring more true for me. I think starving myself in my 20s put me in a constant state of hunger in my 30s. It all makes so much sense to me now. The dieting, restricting, and depriving cycle will only lead to binging. That cycle made me lose sense of my natural hunger and fullness cues.  

3) Punishing your body is a recipe for failure – whether it’s starving or over-exercising. I was always trying to undo what I ate the day before by skipping a meal and/or subjecting myself to a grueling workout. I was a “bad girl”, so I deserved to be punished. Physically this can put the body in starvation mode which causes it to slowly burn calories and hold on to weight. This physical abuse is emotionally toxic, and it seeps into our psyche.

4) Beating yourself up for failing to lose weight or stick to a diet has serious repercussions. This is the place our mind naturally goes – blaming yourself. I have no willpower. I need to be more disciplined. From this place, our mind only breeds more criticism, blame, and guilt which causes more stress and emotional turmoil – both of which are counterintuitive to weight loss. Self-compassion, the antidote to this, is actually the answer.

5) Losing weight will not make you love your body. No matter what I weighed, I still wasn’t happy with my body. Years into my journey after I healed my relationship with food, I got to a nice happy weight. I actually liked the number on the scale, yet I still wasn’t happy with my body. Only then did I realize – it wasn’t about my weight. It was about how I saw myself and what I was choosing to focus on – everything I didn’t like about my body and comparisons with others. This pursuit of perfection only fostered my body dysmorphia.

Everything I was doing had that same pattern of self-abuse – I was beating myself up physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The underlying message was, “I am not good enough. I need to restrict and deprive and if I don’t, then I deserve to be punished – both physically and emotionally.”

And not talking about it only makes it worse. Take it from me. I kept it private for way too long. This kept me feeling alone and more stuck in my head. Once I did talk about it, it was like this sigh of relief – finally letting it out and bonding with others who could relate. That support, emotional connection, and resonance made me feel better and helped me begin to heal.

Ultimately what I needed was sustainable, lasting methods to heal my relationship with food and start to change the way I saw my body and myself. Restorative approaches like self-compassion, mindfulness, holistic nourishment, and self-love. For more on self-love, click here.  

It may sound illogical or unscientific, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. It doesn’t have to be full of force, punishment, and hate. Because when we come from a natural state of ease, relaxation, and nourishment – then our bodies can find their natural, rightful weight and healing and health can expand. This is where the magic happens.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I cannot believe my transformation. Read more about my story here.

I now have a life that allows me to …

  • Have the freedom to enjoy foods I love without guilt

  • Feel comfortable enough to show off my body without worrying about how it looks

  • Have that confidence, freedom, and ease I’ve been longing for

  • Look in the mirror and actually like what I see 

This may sound too good to be true but it’s not. If I can do this, anyone can.  

Because of my experience, I am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned and helping women find peace with food and their body. If you’re done with dieting and want to learn how to make this change for you, let’s chat.   

7 Steps to Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

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A silly, commercial holiday like Valentine’s Day made me think about what my clients need. Flowers or chocolates from their partner or friends? Their one true soulmate to show up at their door or on their dating app? There’s no doubt - these external expressions of love make us feel wonderful. The problem however is this:  the feeling is not always lasting. Relationships change, and flowers wilt.

So how about taking this V-day to focus on a love that is truly life-changing - a love that can never be taken away from you - self-love.

 What is self-love? I found the best definition in the urban dictionary (misspelling and all): “Too unconditionally spoil, value yourself and accept your self-worth. Putting yourself first so you can grow externally and internally for YOU. It’s a value that shows and symbolizes how much you appreciate and accept who you are and not who you’re told to be.”

Your relationship with yourself is arguably the most important one you’ll ever have.  At the beginning of the day, all throughout, and at the end of the day it’s always you. No matter how hard you try, you just cannot escape it – that voice in your head. That voice that can build you up or break you down. It can squash your dreams or push you to keep going.

Self-love softens that voice to be supportive, accepting, and encouraging – which actually leads to more success, peace, and joy. Ultimately, you’ll be more likely to show up as your best self and have the strength to live your life on your terms. And self-love is a prerequisite to loving your body. 

After living most of my life with subtle self-contempt, learning to love myself was the most radical shift in my life. I started to honor myself and my body. I had more confidence and courage. I was free to be my authentic self – flaws, quirks, and all. I started caring less about what others thought, no longer looking for external sources to define my worth. I recognized my worth and no one could take that away.

Learning self-love is a process - one that takes time and commitment - but it is SO worth it.

1) Notice How You Treat Yourself – Be mindful of the way you talk to, talk about, and treat yourself. Listen and notice – how am I talking to myself? How am I treating myself? What standards am I holding myself to? Likely they are much higher than those you hold for others. That’s okay because awareness is the first step to change.

2) Change Your Language – Stop putting yourself down and minimizing your strengths or achievements. Our words are powerful, they create our reality. The more you declare something about yourself, the more you will feel and become it. You can easily reframe your words to be more positive and supportive. For example, replace “I am fat or I am a binge eater”, with “my body is finding its rightful weight or I am learning how to nourish myself.” 

3) Self-Compassion – Practice treating yourself as you would a friend or a child. When talking to yourself, think – is this something that I would say to my best friend? If not, then change it to be more supportive and encouraging. Self-compassion releases self-hatred that keeps us stuck in our heads and beating ourselves up. This is one of the most critical steps to self-love.  If you can’t have compassion for yourself, it’s going to be very difficult to take the next steps: forgiveness and acceptance.

4) Forgive Yourself – We all make mistakes – every single one of us. Just as you forgive your loved ones for their mistakes, you can forgive yourself. Forgiveness is a powerful act of self-love. It allows us to release all the negative energy, thoughts, and rumination that simmers when we denounce ourselves.

5) Know Yourself – Take the time to objectively learn and understand who you really are, not who you think you should be. Explore all your strengths, weaknesses, and limits without judgement. Self-knowledge is key to being able to set boundaries and limits to respect and honor yourself. Choosing to honor yourself is one step closer to self-love.   

6) Self-Acceptance – Use self-compassion to start accepting all of you – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Just as you do with your partner, friends, and family.  Do you love every single thing about them? Probably not, but you accept them for all they are because no one is perfect and there is no reason to hold yourself to a higher, impossible standard.  Our level of self-acceptance determines our happiness. The more self-acceptance you have, the more happiness you will permit yourself to have.

7) Invest in Yourself – Make a commitment to invest the time for this. Start small and be patient with yourself. You need to take each step to get there but just 5-10 minutes a day can be enough. Mindfulness practice will redirect and reframe your thoughts and inner critic to be more kind. Journaling (forgiveness and positive prompts) and gratitude exercises can help you release negative thoughts and refocus on all the things you appreciate and like about yourself.

The more you practice and focus on all the good about you, the easier these steps will be. Find a ritual that works best for you and know that every little step is getting you closer to loving yourself.

It’s truly magical to feel such a sense of peace, love, and trust within yourself. Now I ask… why would you choose to live life any other way?

Ready to commit to start loving yourself and body? Let’s talk.

Winter Fitness Tips to Keep You Moving All Season Long

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Now that it’s officially winter up here in the Northeast, the season of “excuses” has begun (some admittedly convincing!) – the days are so short, it’s cold out, it’s snowing, the lack of sun – it’s just so hard to get motivated!

The reality is that our bodies are meant to move daily – preferably outdoors. Benefits of outdoor exercise include a more positive mood, a boost for the immune system, a dose of vitamin D, and the healing and mindful effects of being in nature. Perhaps you’ll discover a newfound love for outdoor exercise in the winter – like how invigorating the fresh air is or how peaceful it is to walk under those beautiful late afternoon winter skies.  

But if being out in the cold really isn’t your thing, this is a wonderful time to explore all those indoor activities we tend to avoid when the weather is warm and beautiful. There really are endless ways to keep your body moving - both indoors and outdoors - throughout the winter!   

If you’re looking for some inspiration to start or keep your movement practice going, read on for my tips on how to keep you motivated despite the winter blues.

FIRST THINGS FIRST - DO WHAT YOU LOVE! You must enjoy it. This truly is the key to developing and maintaining a movement practice. It shouldn’t feel like work, a task on your to do list, or something to rush though. You should enjoy it, and if you don’t? Don’t do it. Try something else.   

OUTDOOR FITNESS TIPS

If you’re ready to face the great outdoors, options include walking, hiking, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and even tobogganing.

  •  Dress the Part – This is essential. You need to layer up in warm, moisture wicking clothing to keep you warm and dry. Be sure to cover your head, hands, and feet appropriately and wear a wind blocking outer layer.  

  •  Warm Up Inside First – Run around, dance, do jumping jacks, whatever you prefer to get your blood pumping and your body warmed up. About 5 minutes of warming up should do the trick.

  •  Tune In – To get motivated and stay motivated it can be helpful to bring along some music or a podcast to keep your mind from focusing on the cold. Unless I’m with my dog, music is a must for running because it keeps me motivated and energized.

INDOOR FITNESS TIPS

If you just can’t face the cold, indoor options include yoga, Pilates, cardio machines, strength training, app guided workouts, and so much more!

Check Out A Gym or Studio

If you prefer to leave your house and be around others, heading to a gym or studio is an excellent option.

  • Find Your Place – There are many to choose from, but it’s important to find one where you like the vibe and feel comfortable. Most offer drop-in fees and/or trial memberships so you can try out the facility without having to commit to a full membership. It can take some time to find one that suits you but once you do, you’ll look forward to going and never want to leave. I always prefer women’s only gyms or gyms with women’s only areas with plenty of small weights, weight machines that were made for women, and a spa-like locker room.

  •  Try A Class – Group fitness classes to try at the gym/studio include various yoga classes, Pilates, spinning, Barre, NIA, Tai Chi, kickboxing, bootcamp, BODYPUMP, BODYFLOW... the options are endless!     

  •  Do Your Own Thing – Can’t make a class? The gym has it all! Get your blood flowing with high quality treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and/or take advantage of the free weights, weight machines, and other equipment they have. If you’re new to the gym, the equipment can be intimidating at first. The good news is that they normally always offer a complimentary orientation in order to get you started.

Get Your Sweat on At Home

If you don’t like the gym or just can’t make it there, it’s easier now than ever to exercise without even leaving your house!  

  • Websites and Apps – There are websites and apps with a number of different workouts that require little to no equipment. You can try out some sunrise yoga, ab workouts, personal training sessions, or my personal favorite if you’re short on time – the “7 Minute Workout”. Simply go online or to the app store on your device and find one that appeals to you.

  • Invest In New Home Cardio – Many newer models of home cardio machines (treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, etc.) have “classes” built in, so if you really love the motivation you get from a class-like atmosphere, the machine brings it to you in the comfort of your own home!

  • Treadmill Variety – If you have a treadmill at home, it can offer a number of options – walking, power walking, walking with hand weights (start with no heavier than 1 lb.), running, and intervals. Interval training can help you build endurance quickly and is surprisingly easy! Can’t stand running? How about for 30 seconds! Do this a few times with fast walking in between and you’ve given yourself a great workout.  

  • Entertain Yourself – I know that working out in your home on a machine can sound boring, but you can easily liven it up by blasting some energizing music, listening to your favorite podcast, watching sports, or catching up on the Bachelor.☺

 What are you waiting for? Now get out there and move!

Fear of Holiday Weight Gain: 6 Tips To Stop Stressing And Start Enjoying

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It’s such a magical time of year - the spirit, the excitement, the joy.  However along with this magic comes the seemingly magical appearance of food - pretty much everywhere - which causes many of us to feel stressed about the possibility of holiday weight gain.

Food makes an appearance at every gathering, every party, and even turns up in the form of gifts, wrapped in pretty cellophane and a satin bow. Aside from the occasional fruit or veggie tray, the great majority of holiday food is not the most nutritious.

Then there are the holiday cocktail parties - does anything fit from last year? How is it going to look? Do I need to buy a new dress?  Do I need a new pair of Spanx? Ugg… the stress!

At one point in my life I had 5 holiday work parties to go to! Don’t get me wrong - I love a good party but my fear of food and weight gain really ruined them for me. I’d work out harder and choose to head to the gym to avoid some of these parties. I really wanted to go and socialize but at the same time I was terrified of the food and weight gain, and never happy with how I looked. It was an internal tug of war that caused an incredible amount of pressure and stress. So... the most wonderful time of year wasn’t so wonderful for me.

Now that I have made peace with food and my body, I’d like to share some tips around food, fear of weight gain, and body image so that you too can begin to enjoy this magical season without fear, stress, and torment.

 1. Reality Check – Holiday weight gain may actually be a myth. A recent study found that the typical American only gains 1-2 lbs during the season - not the 7-9 lbs cited in a previous study. And furthermore, this “gain” is often just extra water weight, or “bloat”, from eating holiday foods which are typically high in carbohydrates and sodium. It is important to realize that this is not true weight gain, and your body will release this extra fluid once you return to your usual routine.  

2. Empower Yourself Around Food – Food is neutral - it’s not inherently good or bad and there’s no need to fear it. You can choose to eat it or not, but it has no control over you. You are the one in control here and making that choice to eat something or not is actually very empowering. When I hear my clients say, “I was fully aware that I wasn’t physically hungry and I chose to eat it anyway.” I love it. It’s great because you’re making a conscious choice, so you don’t feel as if you’re powerless to those chocolate peanut butter balls.

 3. Eat Slowly and Mindfully – Slow down and use all your senses to see, smell, taste, chew, and savor your food. Give the food and eating your full attention without judgement. Some of these foods you only have once a year so you might as well enjoy them! This is how we are meant to eat despite our current fast-paced culture. Humans are meant to eat slowly and to pay attention to the eating experience. There are a number of benefits to eating slowly and mindfully, including more pleasure with food and the ability to tune into our natural hunger and fullness signals. A little practice in this area can transform your relationship with food.

4. Have Compassion for Yourself – If you do eat too many Christmas cookies or don’t fit into that cocktail dress you bought last year, practice self-compassion. Instead of beating yourself up about what you ate or how your body looks, treat yourself as you would a friend. You would never say to your friend, “You pig, why did you have to eat so much?” You would probably say, “It’s okay, it happens to all of us and the food was pretty tasty.” It takes some practice, but you can learn to treat yourself with the same kindness as you give a friend or a child. Changing that voice in your head to be more kind, encouraging, and accepting can be life changing.

5. Get Present – Enjoy and savor the experience and beauty of the holiday season – the people, gift giving, decorations, party atmosphere, and the fun that comes with the season.  If you can get out of your head and get present to the positive experience of the holidays, you will enjoy this time of year so much more.  

6. Find the Good – Instead of stressing about how unhappy you are with the state of your body or fear of weight gain, take inventory of the good that comes with this season. It could be your health, having a functioning body, loved ones you get to see, watching someone open that gift you know they’ll love, the beauty of the holiday season, having holiday parties to go to, and so on. What we focus on grows and the more good you see, the more good you will attract and experience into your life.

Try these tips out and start enjoying this season!

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