How to Love Your Body When You Don’t Like It

Posted by Devin McGlynn on 3/26/2013
This may seem like an oxymoron: love your body without liking it? 
Here’s why it’s important, and how to love your body.
  •   If you are trying to become healthier, more in shape, or lose weight, it is imperative to love your body and yourself in order to stick to a regular healthy plan. If you don’t have love for yourself, why would you be nice to yourself? If you don’t love your kids (you may not like how they behave all of the time, but you still love them), then you wouldn't be nice to them. 
  •  When you begin to foster a deep love and care for your body, you will WANT to do good things for yourself. You’ll want to exercise, eat healthy, and take time for yourself.
  •  Just because you love your body doesn't necessarily mean that you like the way you look. Your body can be a work in progress, and you can still be trying to lose weight or get tone, and love your body.
Stephanie Mansour

Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up with Steph, is a Health & Fitness Expert and Body Image & Confidence Coach. As a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, and life coach, Stephanie has been featured on CNN, AOL, and more for her realistic and holistic approach to health & fitness. She coaches women through her virtual 30 Day Jumpstart Program, and recently trained her client to lose 83 lbs in 12 weeks on NBC Chicago!


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2 Comments

Aseem Giri
Date: 4/10/2013
Thanks for drawing out this distinction. While it seems contradictory, the metaphor about children really helped to bring your idea to life. We can care for our bodies even if there is something we would like to change; and in fact, it is that caring, or love, that will enable us to achieve that goal. Thanks again!
Aseem Giri
Date: 4/10/2013
Thanks for drawing out this distinction. While it seems contradictory, the metaphor about children really helped to bring your idea to life. We can care for our bodies even if there is something we would like to change; and in fact, it is that caring, or love, that will enable us to achieve that goal. Thanks again!

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