You will become what you believe you are. It’s a fact. It’s the self-fulfilling prophecy.
So, if you tell yourself that you’re a fat failure on a daily basis, guess what you become?
If you tell yourself you’re sick or injured constantly, you will be.
Believe me,this piece of the puzzle is an ongoing battle for many people, including me! It’s hard for me to speak kindly to myself sometimes, especially if I’ve gotten a little off track with diet or exercise. But the important thing is that we make an effort to stifle that evil little voice inside of us that says we aren’t good enough, that we are failures.
People come to Empowered Fitness to become a better version of themselves. We can help you with that, but it needs to start from within. Whether you need to recite a certain mantra of self-appreciation each morning, or you develop a method for catching negative self-talk and turning it positive before it snowballs, you must commit to speaking kindly to and about yourself.
This can be as simple as saying, “thank you” when someone gives you a compliment instead of deflecting it! Start to notice these responses!
What great traits and qualities do you already have? Which ones would you like to develop? What would your best friend say about you? Other people are usually so much nicer to us than we are to ourselves, when truthfully, we need to be our own biggest fans.
So, tell me: what are some kind words you can say about yourself today? Reply now! I really want to know because I know you’re awesome.
P.S. One of our specialties here at Empowered Fitness is helping clients overcome their fears around exercise and their bodies. If this is an area you struggle with, please reply and share with me. Everything you share is in confidence, and I’m here to lend an empathetic ear and show you a way forward. :-)