Feel better about your body, now. You’re already perfect the way you are.
Expressing gratitude for your body and everything it does for you attracts an abundance of beautiful physical and emotional health. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to tap into your truest self and express it through your physical shape. You’ll learn about body awareness and acceptance. When you love your body, you are free. You’ll be amazed by the transformation that occurs through self-compassion and body appreciation.
Five-Minute Gratitude Practice for Health
Stand and stretch your body. Engage in deep breathing. Do some sun salutations.
Journal and/or say out loud as many body positive affirmations as possible.
Start each one with: “I’m so happy and grateful now that…”
Aim to vocalize your appreciation with feeling and emotion. Repeating these affirmations helps to reprogram your subconscious mind — where 96 percent of your results come from.
If you want to start feeling better, you have to believe that you’re worthy of good health and physical strength. This gratitude practice builds your body confidence, so you see yourself in a positive manner. Then you automatically begin to do the things that line up with that identity.
What does a healthy, happy-in-her-body woman do? She engages in joyful movement to support her cardiovascular health and muscle strengthening. She reduces her stress by moving more in everyday life. She wears clothes that show off her shape because she’s worthy of wearing whatever she feels awesome in. She listens to her body’s cues for hunger and fullness and she honours what nutrients her body needs.
Your body is incredibly intuitive. It knows what it needs to support magnificent health and wellbeing.
Here are some examples of positive affirmations:
I’m so happy and grateful now that I have a vitality practice of rest, movement, intuitive eating, and mental strengthening that manifests in my healthy, beautiful body and calm, clear mind.
I’m so happy and grateful now that my body is fit, strong, and beautifully curvy.
I’m so happy and grateful now that I move with both grace and athleticism.
I’m so happy and grateful now that my body performs at its healthiest every single day. I appreciate that my body functions optimally right down to the cellular level.
I’m so happy and grateful now that I feel fit and sexy in a bikini and I own the skin that I’m blessed to be in.
Practice Gratitude While You’re Exercising
Move away from mirrors and focus on the feeling of your movements. Visualize yourself in your fittest, healthiest body — performing at your best and feeling amazing. Mentally consider what your body is doing for you in the moment. Express gratitude for your increased heart rate, the sweat coming off your body, and your breathing that circulates oxygen to your working muscles. Feel grateful that you can move your body in this way!
This visualization technique will power you through your final reps, or a challenging drill. You’ll start to wake up your innate abilities to care for yourself through movement, and also through fueling your body with the foods that make you feel good, hydration, and rest.
Appreciate Everyday Movement
Move for joy, not just for a workout to burn calories. If it feels good, it’s good for you.
Notice how your body feels when you’re moving. Feel your breathing become fuller. Think about your legs waking up and your core engaging as you move into a strong, neutral posture.
This is more of a meditative movement practice and I encourage you to express appreciation for the time you’re giving yourself to invest in your health. Through this expression of gratitude, you’re filling yourself up with energy to be of greater service to others. You’re moving to be more engaged with your loved ones — your partner, your kids. And you’ll also increase your focus and productivity at work.
When you’re grateful for what you already have, you offer no resistance to attracting even better health and wellbeing. These techniques downplay a singular focus on body shaping and move you instead into a more holistic way of appreciating your already fit and loveable body.
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Gratitude Journal Technique (Blog Post) – https://www.careerfitmom.ca/2018/02/13/gratitude_exercise/