Body Shame to Body Positive

My struggles with body image, a body-focused repetitive behavior and doing the inner work...

A photo of me from the weekend of October 27th 2019

I challenged myself to post vulnerably this morning. This part of me I am the most sensitive, the most shamey, and the lower half of my tummy is where I have gauged my worth as a person over the years. Oof! Harsh. It's been a long road to reclaim good feelings and reverence for my torso.

Constantly checking. What does it look like? Do I look big? Should I wear this? I should cover up. Change clothes now, gross

There's only one other point in my life I ever felt so into my body (though for the wrong reasons) that I would publicly post an image with my tummy in view... When I was at my lowest weight, probably intoxicated in some fashion & needing outside validation.

These days the gym (thank you thank you thank you @rehabandperform @derousie_fitpro ) is my refuge. That, and PURPOSE.

Trouble owning my unique way of being, wading through work that was unfulfilling, denying my entrepreneurial spirit until I just couldn't fucking do it anymore..

YUCK. This sounding familiar?

My personal challenge this lifetime is/was to become FULFILLED. It is a theme in my immediate family to figure this out later on in life "when it's too late" which is sooo belittling and unfair your inner child to harbour these one foot in, one foot out feelings of finally having figured out what your purpose is and to then live it. (that's for another post or eight) They keep you in emotional limbo.

It did take me awhile to find my footings as an adult millennial (loaded term - however, I do identify as an early millennial) in a changing world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you holding at arm's length because you are afraid of the bigness or feel unworthy? What has you unwilling to step fully into your purpose? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What will it take for you to shift that shit? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It takes courage and a village to build the thing you want to see in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you want to feel on the way there? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DM me for applications to my six month and up 1:1 coaching packages now! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Claire Somatic Sex Educator and Certified Life Coach


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