If we tell ourselves over and over again, I don’t like this or that about my body it becomes our whole focal point. I have a friend whom I have mentored for the last year and a half. I ask her ever time we talk to name five things that she likes about herself. She is a beautiful woman inside and out, and she just can’t see herself as others see her.
The first six months she really struggled about trying to come up with things that she liked about herself. She would tell me the five things and then would say to me, “I really don’t believe it.” I would tell her it doesn’t matter right now just keep repeating the good things about your self. Eventually, it will out weigh the imaginary bad things.
Am I too tall, too fat, too skinny, and too short on and on and on? We have heard it all. Women and, believe it or not, men are always telling me what is wrong with their bodies. How can we hide our flaws? Listen, if we were perfect, no one would like us! We have measured over 10,000 men and women and have found only .00022 percent or (twenty-two people) of the population to have a perfectly portioned body. Guess what, those people still complained about various aspects of their figures.
I mentioned men in the previous paragraph and body image. Believe it or not, they have the same issues which I will address in my next article. The Fashion Fit Formula mission statement is that every person’s body is unique! We want to stop this negative obsession with women and men about what is so wrong with their bodies and start focusing on what’s right about their figures. What I have found so amazing for the past seven years is that it doesn’t matter what size a person is, they still feel bad about themselves.
There is so much in the media about obesity and there is a direct relationship with poor body image. My company Fashion Fit Formula along with two other companies Medifast/Take Shape For Life and Catherine Schuller Curve-Style will be sponsoring seminars around the country for women of Full Figure. The first seminar will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology on April 24th from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information and registration, visit our website at www.fashionfitformula.com. We do want to make a difference in people’s lives.