Finding Self Acceptance


In the previous blog post, I wrote about changes in self image, losing weight, and the perception we are going to be noticed. This entry talks about what to do. . .

Yes, I am struggling with my self perception. So, what am I doing about it.

I forced myself to dress in appropriate sized clothing. First, I wore them around the house. Then, I wore them in public. I forced myself to put on the clothing, and go out to a “safe” public place.

Guess what? No one stared. No one noticed. I didn’t feel uncomfortable for long.

Second, I keep telling myself “it’s okay to feel this way.” It is normal to feel tension or fear with something new. Losing weight takes courage. Going out in public with clothing that fits after weight loss takes bravery.

Whether it feels scary or great, it is a big step to acknowledge and embrace all the hard work and determination it took to make these health, fitness, and wellness gains.

Third, say thank you, if some one does notice and compliment on your accomplishments.

Fourth, know that you’ve had the courage to come this far. . .so, you’ve got this!

Challenge for Those Who Accept. . .Just do it!

To Wellness for All. . .Karen

Fitness & Wellness Coach

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I am a published professional artist/photographer and writer. I received my Bachlors of Art degree from the University of Washington in English Composition. My background in Art and Photography stems from my youth, and various intensive workshops through the years.

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