Ahhh here we go again. Another New Year – another time to set New Year’s Resolutions. Did you know that the #1 Resolution set every year is to lose weight and get healthier? I can believe it – because it has been my own Resolution every year for as long as I can remember. This year however I am doing things a little differently – my Resolution is still to focus on getting healthier, but it is going to include working on a healthier body image as well. I am teaming up with Special K and Tyra Banks to #FightFatTalk and spend 2014 with a healthier, more positive self image.
From “joking” about cankles to destructive self-deprecation, fat talk has become part of ordinary conversation, spoken without a second thought. We believe that fat talk is a barrier to managing our weight and, when so many women are doing it, we’re all further from reaching our goals. We’ve proven a positive approach is the key to weight management success. So let’s join together to silence negativity and shout for positivity.
I talk often about the Law of Attraction and how “thoughts become things” – so when I was invited to be a part of a campaign that talked about the mental aspect of weight loss, I jumped right in. I have been focusing on health and fitness for about 6 months now, and have said all along “the hardest part is in your head.” Never had I considered that the negative self talk I do to myself daily could be getting in the way of my reaching my fitness goals.
Fighting Fat Talk is not a “love your body regardless of how it looks” campaign, nor is it an excuse to not take great care of yourself. It’s about stopping the negative self talk that we all do every day and stop being so damn hard on ourselves. It is about celebrating what IS good so you can have a good foundation to work on what isn’t. It’s about being gentle with yourself, and being your own cheerleader instead of being your own bully. It’s about supporting yourself the way you would support your best friend.
Join me in 2014 to #FightFatTalk and change the way we look and feel about ourselves. And encourage your friends too! When you hear it happening – tell them to stop. I know my friend Cayce and I have caught ourselves a few times since I first posted, and both are quick to put in correction. Its a tough habit to break, but a necessary one for moving forward. Let’s let go of the Fat Talk that is “weighing us down” – both mentally and physically. Let’s all GET HEALTHY in 2014 by being our own best friends and being a good role model for our daughters. Are you in?