Weight + Building a Healthy Body Image

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Positive Body Image


Regardless of what the scale says, we can put focus on building a loving relationship with our bodies. We live in a society that glamorizes certain body types, but these types are such a minute portion of the human population; most of us have plenty of soft parts, stretch marks, and cellulite. Instead of seeing these parts as flaws, we can view them as a beautiful expression of the human experience. Every lump, bump, and squishy part tells a story.


And building a loving body image is part of our alcohol-free toolbox; when we are able to love ourselves completely, this is supportive to our alcohol-free living. If you’ve found yourself in a place where it’s difficult to view your body as the powerful, capable vessel it is, focus on practicing some self love today. Mantras and affirmations are powerful tools for body image, for example.


Today, take a moment to assess how weight and body image feel to you. If focusing on these things in this moment does not feel aligned for you, carry on. If they feel like something you want to work on today, then visit today’s journal prompt and do one small thing to improve either your weight or body image today.

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