Welcome to our Vibes Fitness blog. My name is Margie Cerato and I am on a mission to facilitate and release all women, from any negative body image. Empowering women everywhere to love, nurture, and be kind to yourself. Being kind to you is the first step. Being kind to others also will help you restore the balance in your life. We have had so many women coming to our studio with negative body image.
My MISSION IN LIFE is to free up this mindset teaching and assisting all women, to learn to love themselves with a positive body image – mindfulness healthier ways at looking after yourself and your body, new thought patterns, feeling great and loving you for who you are right now.
I’m at a stage in my life right now where I am comfortable with who I am and proud and happy with who I am. It is not about how we look but how we feel inside. Just being comfortable with ourselves inside and out. We are not perfect we are all human so please be kind to yourselves and make this a daily habit. Having a positive body image is about accepting ourselves appreciating and loving ourselves as we are right now. People with a positive body image understand that how we look does not measure our self-worth. Often our negative thoughts can create so many emotions that are not good for our health and wellbeing. Any negative thinking can lead to destructive behaviours sapping our energy. Creating awareness and an attitude of self-compassion can transform any negative thought patterns into positive ones.
If you choose to not let any negative thoughts be your own worst enemy, then they will not control you or your mind. Observe the Next time you have a negative thought, and check in with yourself, “ and ask yourself “is this thought HEALTHY FOR ME right now? ” By allowing any negative thoughts to take over is disempowering. – You will feel more empowered by focusing on the great amazing things that are happening in your life and coming your way, right now, with gratitude.
If you choose to create peace, self-confidence, gratitude, love and a positive outlook, you’ll be able to manage and keep in check any negative thoughts.
Two Wolves is a Cherokee Indian legend
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”Remember the two wolves which wolf will you feed?
Below are my five tips to help you on your journey. Choosing to create a positive body image and being kind to yourself. Loving and respecting yourself for the amazing person that you are.
1st step: Start your day with Gratitude, being grateful for all you have. Appreciation, celebration, for who we are. Daily I write on my gratitude app on my iPhone, 5 things that I am grateful for and like and love about myself. These things are not related to my weight or how I look. This is my daily ritual. Eg: I am grateful for my health, my parents, my friends, family, my cats, my energy. I am grateful for my amazing clients and unique fabulous building that I work in etc. Read your list as often as you can as this will help you love you for who you are; beautiful, loving, worthy, abundant and unique. Beauty is a state of mind, not the state of your body. Look in the mirror daily and do affirmations this also helps. Smile, trust and know that the universe is looking after you. It always does.
2nd step: Release any negativity in your life and surround yourself with positive people. Friends work colleagues, family, partners, who will support you, encourage you to be the best you can be and love you for who you are. It is so important to like you and loves you just as you are as you are right now, as you are beautiful and special the way you are right now. If you have a negative body image, it is important to deal with the mental and emotional aspects of it in order for any physical changes to be truly successful. We offer mind, body, spirit & holistic positive body training in our studio and we are more than happy to help with anything you may need.
3rd step: Release any voices in your head that tell you your body is not “right” or that you are not good enough. Release the old and make way for the new positive thoughts. Take note if you are being hard yourself and tell yourself daily that you are worthy and wonderful, then good things will come your way.
4th step: Nurture, love support, yourself. Talk to yourself daily and say kind words to yourself and your body. Say how special you are and that you appreciate your health. Spoil yourself, meditate and do exercise regularly to release serotonin and endorphins.
5th step: Let go of the skinny idea and focus on being stronger. Stop worrying about food or your weight, as it’s time to feel good by treating your body with the respect and kindness. Use the time and energy that you might have spent worrying about food, calories, and your weight to do something to help others. Sometimes reaching out to other people, volunteer, help a not for profit can help you feel better about yourself and can make a positive change in our world. This will then make you feel happy about yourself assisting you to let go of old beliefs that no longer serve you. Now is the time to get ready and make way for amazing things that are coming your way and into your life. This will happen, it always does and will come into your life as soon as you choose to allow them to come into your life.
Yours in health and fitness Margie xx
(c) 2016 Margie @ Vibes Fitness www.vibesfitness.com.au
Vibes Fitness funds and runs a not for profit http://celebratingabilities.org.au/ We would love more volunteers assisting us in Celebrating Abilities