(Psssst! If you’re “late” to the challenge and just getting started, that’s OK too! Just go at your own pace! Start with this blog post and scroll to the bottom, and make sure you have what you need to complete the challenge and fill out the 10 questions you need to fill out before you get started. Then you can take it day by day at your own pace!)
Yesterday was Day 12 of the Love Your Body Challenge, and the reason to love your body was,
“Because your relationship is reciprocal.”
I talked about how whatever we give to our bodies, we will get back in return, which is very cool because we have quite a bit of control (not complete control, but quite a bit) over our own health and well-being. Remember, when you take responsibility for how your actions affects your outcomes, you are in control of your future. And that’s awesome.
This is true not only of nutrition and training, but also of our mindset, attitude, and our outlook on life.
You are in control. Make sure you have positive inputs in order to have positive outputs.
With that being said, Day 13 piggybacks on Day 12 a bit. Enjoy!
Reason #13 To Love Your Body
13. Because it’s honesty and intuition is incredibly powerful.
Just like yesterday when we discussed that our relationship with our body is reciprocal and how refreshing that is, the same is true with the honesty our body shows us. Sometimes our body is blatantly honest with us. We miss a couple of nights of sleep or have too many glasses of wine and it let’s us know instantly.
But what about when it quietly speaks to us? We (women especially) have a very powerful intuition within us that can give us a lot of information about our bodies and even our lives, if only we will listen. Many of us have gotten out of tune with our bodies and don’t appreciate that honesty and intuition, but the more trust and love we have for our bodies, the more they will continue to speak truth to us.
How many of you have have ever had a super sneaky “gut feeling” about something and it turns out that you were exactly right? I hear powerful stories a lot about Mothers who just “felt” that something was wrong with their child, and they had been in an accident…or women who are totally healthy and fine, but something feels “off” and when they get checked out, it turns out that they were about to experience a medical disaster… or even women who think they cannot conceive have a dream about having a child and it turns out that they are pregnant?
Our minds and bodies are incredible, and we should be in awe of the power that they possess.
Mantra: “My body is incredibly honest and intuitive, and for that reason, it deserves love and respect.”
Repeat this (to yourself or out loud) 10 times right now, 10 times during your action step, and 10 times before bed.
Action step: Take 4 minutes to write down experiences that you’ve had where you body has shown you honesty or intuitiveness. Take the last minute to feel extreme gratitude towards your body for the power it possesses.
That’s it for today. Check back tomorrow for Day 14 (halfway through the challenge!)