When you first set your personal weight loss and fitness goals, you are excited, motivated and full of energy. However, when you don’t see the results you are longing for as quickly as you might have hoped, doubt begins to creep in.
What’s more important than reaching your goals is the feeling you get when you reach them, and the body confidence that comes with it. The good news is, you can start cultivating this feeling long before you’ve reached your dream goals, and in doing so it’s funny how you can actually move closer to them.
6 simple steps to feeling body confident this summer
1. Reward yourself with healthy experiences.
Every body is a summer body and everybody deserves to move, be nourished and enjoy life to the fullest. What can you do to reward yourself with something fun and healthy this week?
2. Choose to feel good about where you are at this very moment.
Focus your thoughts on all you have already achieved and the amazing benefits of living a healthy and happy life. Be positively thrilled that you have this amazing body to live in.
3. Focus on your own game.
We are constantly reminded of what others are doing around us and it can often be too easy to make comparisons. Remember others are on their own journey just as you are and your only competition is where you were yesterday.
4. Adopt a positive posture.
Sometimes, simply the way we sit or stand can impact the way we feel about ourselves. Get creative with the way you move and catch yourself when you are slumping or slouching. Just for one day, stand a little taller, breathe a little deeper and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your confidence can change.
5. Be your own fitness coach.
Listen to the way you communicate with your body during your workouts and choose to motivate yourself as you would motivate a friend. Be reassuring and inspiring.
6. Remember falling isn’t failing.
No matter where you are on your journey, there are always new lessons to be learned and more reasons to be proud. If you fall off your healthy regime, don’t beat yourself up. Just jump back on and think of all the ways you can support yourself to do better next time round.
Changes will happen in time and likely sooner than you think. Remember how far you have come already and use these tips to enjoy a body confident summer this year!