5 Ways to Improve your Body Image TODAY!

If I were to tell you that you could start the seemingly mountainous effort of improving your body image in as little as 10 minutes a day would you give it a try?


Would 10 minutes a day be worth you feeling better in your mind and body?


I have 5 ways for you to improve your body image, feel free to try all five or focus on one or two at a time. Find a pace that feels right for you.



1. Find joy in the movement you choose. It’s key to like what you choose for movement and physical activity. You don’t have to love it but explore enough options to find something that you look forward to and enjoy. Try finding an environment you feel welcomed in and surround yourself with people that support your true self. When you find exercise or movement you enjoy this, in turn, makes your body feel good, I invite you to stick with it the best you can start with 10 minutes a day.



2. Listen and respond to body signals. Tuning into your body and the sensations that it offers you is one of the best ways to ensure you are giving it what it needs and wants. Hunger, pain, thirst, sleepy, etc. are some examples. Being able to recognize and act on these signals helps you to live in a way that you honour your body instead of ignoring it. Spend 10 minutes a day truly noticing your body's sensations and the cues it offers you to learn more about your body and improve body awareness.


3. Have fun no matter the season. Do the thing! A lot of people are waiting. Waiting until they are a certain size, weight, etc. before they sign up for the thing, do the thing or fill in your blank here. Go, have fun, see what happens! Your value is not dictated by your body, shape or weight, never has been and never will be so don’t let it be the thing to hold you back. Spend 10 minutes reflecting on what you want to do and then start planning to do it!


4. Eating is more than fuel. Food is fuel yes but it’s also pleasure, nutrition a form of celebration, nourishment, an important part of the culture, and fun. Explore all aspects of food and try mindfully enjoying food. Spend 10 minutes practicing mindful eating by savouring the taste and textures of the food you eat and limiting distractions with your meal. Try this out and see how it changes your eating experiences.


5. Gratitude Attitude. Practicing gratitude for what your body does for you, and what it has done for you to get you where you are in life is a positive way to enforce self-love. Recognize your body’s strengths, qualities and abilities and regularly practice gratitude for these things. Each day spend 10 minutes writing or self-reflecting on body gratitude.


Here are some prompts for you to choose from to get you started:


1. Write 3 things you're grateful for that your body allows you to do.

2. Write a thank you letter to your body for allowing you to live your life.

3. What felt good in your body over the last week.

4. I feel best in my body when…

5. My body feels best when…

6. I feel most confident when…

7. I show love to my body by…

8. I take care of my body by…

9. Describe a time when you felt good or strong in your body.

10. Today, I can honor my body by...

11. Today, I appreciate my body for...


Remember improving our relationship with our body is an inside job. Be kind to yourself during the process, it's both a process and a practice and you can't do this wrong.


Tell me how you feel after trying these 10-minute body image boosters. Comment below!



WAYS WE CAN TEAM UP!


If you are struggling with your body image, feel out of control around food and want to learn how to finally build confidence, tame your inner critic and start to feel comfortable in your own skin then my BODY CONFIDENCE & FOOD FREEDOM program is for you.

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Author notes: I’d like to recognize the privileges that have impacted my health and perspectives. I identify as cisgender, able-bodied, I was raised middle class, I am college educated, I have thin privilege, have access to health care and insurance, I have benefited from being in a straight passing relationship and I benefit from being identified as being white.

I have thin privilege. I believe it’s key to have open discussions about this topic to help bring awareness of it and to also reduce the stigma around weight.

By acknowledging thin privilege, we can recognize that people in smaller bodies have not had experienced or been exposed to stigmatizing events that people in larger bodies have.


By recognizing my many privileges and having these important conversations I hope to help fight the oppressive systems of fatphobia and diet culture and other systems that impact underserved and marginalized communities.


I acknowledge that the land on which I live and work is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation.