I gifted myself body acceptance for my 30th birthday.
As many young women, for years I never felt completely confident in my own skin. Always comparing myself to friends, working towards an ideal that was just unrealistic, hoping to change parts of my body that really could never be changed. Luckily I never let this get in the way of life, I have always enjoyed being out there and have lived a very positive life so far, but if I think back over many of the good times, they are spotted with thoughts of self-doubt, with distractions of how I felt regardless of how I looked to everyone else.
NO ONE IS PERFECT
I don’t feel in any way that I’m perfect. I have many flaws and like everyone I have my down days and moments I wish I could change things, but I have learnt to just have those moments and then move on. I keep reminding myself to focus on what I love about myself and what others love about me too and how important it is to prioritise those thoughts over the bad ones. And finally to never stop pushing myself and to just improve a little every day.
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Guest blog by Nutrition Coach Labrini
Bev Whyfon; Bev's Healthy Food