Weight loss and the Mind
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
For anyone who has lost any weight, did you find that your mental image of yourself conflicted with your actual image?
I'm really struggling with this today. I bought some Zumba capris so that when I teach Aqua Zumba, I wouldn't be so hot (it gets really hot teaching on deck in the pool area). They are very form fitting and when I tried them on my self doubts immediately attacked:
"You're way too large to wear that"
"Who do you think you are? You have no business in those kind of clothes"
"Quick! Put something more forgiving on!!"
My husband constantly tells me that I'm much smaller than i realize. He encouraged me to take a picture and the woman I see in the picture and the one that still lives in my head are completely different.
Anyone else struggle with this?
Oh, and here are the capris.
Would you feel comfortable teaching in these?