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Body Pledge

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I am so excited for this pledge. It covers everything on self acceptance and self love. I know this needs to be right up there with exercising and healthy eating. I am putting this as my #1 priority. If I can't love and accept myself right now, how can I ever do what I need to do to get my weight off? I can't! Here's to loving & accepting myself as I am right now.

My Body Pledge of Allegiance:

Today, I vow to start loving my body no matter how I am feeling, how I look, and wherever I am in my journey.

I promise to stop the self- criticism, negative self talk, and to be present in each moment to stop and acknowledge my negative thoughts, and how I am feeling. This will help me realize that almost everything my inner critic says is not true, and to change my beliefs.

I pledge to never again to participate in a barrage of bashing of myself. This includes picking myself apart when I make an error in judgment or a mistake no matter how big or small.

I promise to begin treating my body with respect by feeding it what it needs, and taking care of it so it can function as efficiently as it can - no matter what my age.

I promise to recognize that I can only ask so much of my body, and that it deserves to sleep and rest in order to prepare for the next day, and I will honor by giving it at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

I promise not to consciously or unconsciously compare my body to others.

I promise not to be influenced by the media, or the fashion industry in what makes a woman beautiful, or the right size. I know that the media does not set the standards for beauty or my self esteem, and is there only to further their own agendas, and line their pocketbooks.

I vow that I will no longer let the scale or a certain size define me.

I promise to recognize that all body types can be beautiful - including mine.

I pledge to recognize my strengths, achievements, and attractiveness. I will affirm to myself every day that I am wonderful just as I am in that moment.

I promise not to criticize myself, punish myself, or feel guilty when I make a mistake. I am human, not perfect; I know that my mistakes are a way to help me learn, which then helps me become stronger. I pledge to be true to myself and others because it is who I wish to be.

I promise to stand up, and speak up for myself and others when I hear something harmful or emotionally demeaning said. We all deserve the respect and love of others.

I vow that I will remember that I deserve to love myself right here and right now in every moment.

Today, and every day from here forward, these are my choices!
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DEEGIRL50 4/7/2013 2:39PM

    All body types can be beautiful. Amen! I happen to think a curvy figure is awesome. I want my curves to be smaller, but not go away.

I hope you can accept and love your body today and every day! It can do a lot of amazing things and holds your loving heart.

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Comment edited on: 4/7/2013 2:39:48 PM

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KANATAGIRL 4/3/2013 9:12PM

    This is amazing, great words to remember!

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