So, I’m on my way out of work, right? And the people behind me are talking, a man and a woman. They are talking about how the woman had looked so good about 6 months ago but then all sorts of things happened and she just stopped exercising and maybe what she really needed was a new treadmill.
This, even in conversation between men and women, is how we all relate to each other. Let’s stop that crap.
I challenge you – no matter what your stance on the whole anti-dieting debate – to go a full day without saying anything negative about your body to another person. Don’t discuss your thighs or your plans for when you lose that final ten pounds. If someone compliments you, don’t casually put yourself down.
You know the proper response when someone says something nice to you? It’s “Thank you.”
Do your best not to look at your body and think negative things. This one is a little harder because we get into habits of thoughts but give it a try. If you find yourself having a negative thought about your body, stop and replace it with something positive. And I don’t mean a weasely kind of positive like, “Well, I guess my skin is okay.” No, make it something fierce and positive and really mean it.
Don’t get a salad for lunch unless you really want one and don’t assign moral value to food.
If other people are talking about their bodies in a negative way, change the subject.
Give this a try, a real try just for today. Then tell me about it. In the meantime, spread this around! Share it with your friends. Work together to think and say only positive things about your body and food today.
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