Yesterday I went for coffee and The Chef (husband) took this pic of me. He showed me the pic on the phone, and I instantly saw the 10kg of baby weight I’m still carrying, the little double chin I have at certain angles, and the tired eyes. Literally as I was thinking these thoughts, the owner of the cafe came up to me and told me how beautiful I look, and how healthy I looked considering I only gave birth 8 months ago.
Here I was, thinking 8 months is forever and the weight should be gone already.
Here I was, thinking my eyes looked haggard and my arms looked chubby compared to how they used to look.
Here I was, thinking everyone else could see those things too.
I’m not sharing the story so that people might comment that I look nice. But I AM sharing it to show that those thoughts in our head are mostly thoughts and for every one of those thoughts we have, there is a person looking at us thinking how lovely we look, or that we have nice hair, or that our dress is gorgeous…
I think it’s natural to have these thoughts, but we need to recognise when we have them and be able to acknowledge them and then kick them up the a$$ and boot them out of our head. Because we don’t always have to dwell on our thoughts.
I’m also sharing this in the hope that today, you will give a stranger a compliment.
Because if you do, it might just give them the inspiration they need to turn their thinking around and it might just make their day! X
Weight loss takes longer than we want it to. It always does. Accept this, accept your body for what it is now, and you will put your mind in a place where it is more positive. If you are thinking positively, you are more likely to stick to your goals of eating better and exercising.
Take the time, be patient.
Tara is a university qualified nutritionist renowned for her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and health. A new mum and keen cook, she debunks popular nutrition myths, teaching people how to live a healthy life without the fad diets. Tara is passionate about advocating for a fear -free and guilt-free way of eating, because life is too short not to enjoy a slice of chocolate cake.