Learning to Become my Own Best Friend through Weight Gain
First I want to preface this by saying my weight gain shown here is healthy & by no means am I saying it’s excessive. At the time it was HARD to see myself gaining weight and I’m talking to you girls who are struggling with that right now.
Leading up to a show you are hyper focused on getting smaller week to week, which contributes to the mentality that you are never enough.
So post show even though you know you need to gain weight it’s hard to accept it when your self worth is in your body image.
This is where it’s important to learn how to love yourself again & become your own best friend. To take your mind OFF your body & onto other areas of life.
Here are some rituals that I’ve developed over the years:
✖️Write 5 things I’m grateful for
✖️Thought interruption: when a negative emotion comes into my head about myself I literally said “NO” out loud & reframed it
✖️Write 3 things I value about myself
✖️Help other people - body building is an ego centric sport which was not helping me, so instead I put my focus on my clients
✖️Daily journaling with self help books
✖️Giving myself self compassion not bullying
There are much more & this is just my personal experience. I hope this may help any of you who are struggling with self love & self worth 🖤