Self-Acceptance Series – Part 2

In Part 1 of the series we covered how becoming your own best friend and how being patient are intricate pieces of the puzzle when taking on the important challenge of self-acceptance, if you missed Part 1 you can find it here.

Today we are covering:

  • Accepting responsibility for your actions
  • Accepting yourself as you are right now

Ok, let’s dive in!

Accepting responsibility for your actions

When we mess up or make poor choices in our lives, it’s so much easier to deflect the blame onto someone else.  I was doing great on my eating habits, but my best friend came into town and we went to dinner and had drinks.  I know I had the worst fried dinner there was on the menu and drank 5 more drinks than I intended, but if she hadn’t come to visit and wanted to go to dinner, I would have never made those choices.

We do this all the time, place the blame on others.  It’s not your friend, partner or co-worker’s fault if you make a bad choice because they suggested you go out to eat or have drinks with them.

First of all, you can say no, but I don’t recommend that.  Accept the invite and work on making better choices that align with your goals.

If you know you are going to have a couple of drinks, then pass on the chips and salsa or the bread basket.  Choose a grilled or baked entrée and get in plenty of veggies.

And if you happen to go all out and order the worst thing on the menu and have a few more drinks than intended, then own it and move on.  There’s always the next meal to practice making better choices, the day or week doesn’t have to be ruined!!

Accepting yourself as you are right now

Change your mindset to giving back to your body and physical transformations will follow.

I understand this may be difficult to comprehend, how are you supposed to love or accept yourself as you are right now if you are not happy with yourself?  The truth is you cannot change the choices you have made in the past, beating yourself up over it is counterproductive.

Our bodies continually show up for us on a daily basis, even after poor treatment and negative self-talk.  Our bodies want the very best for us, but we cannot see this because we are too busy viewing in disgust from the choices we have made.

In order to change this thought process we must work on our mindset and our thoughts.  Once we are able to shift to accepting our bodies as they are right now and work towards appreciating what our bodies do for us on a daily basis, then positive change will begin.

When we give back as much as our bodies give to us with nourishment and love, our bodies will give us more than we could ever imagine.  Health, vitality, energy and new experiences, our bodies can take us places we never thought possible.  Change your mindset to giving back to your body and physical transformations will follow.

Self-Acceptance Series – Part 1 | Self-Acceptance Series – Part 3