How to Change “I Hate my Body” to “I Love my Body”

This is the first Christmas were I decided not to get all dolled up, I felt so insecure about my body. I couldn’t even wear I dress without feeling disgusting in it, looking at my stomach, thighs, and my arms. Looking at this photo right now you all are probably thinking, “Brooke what are you talking about, you aren’t even fat”. But, it was much deeper than that I was not happy with myself and it started to reflect on my physical appearance. Sometimes when you get down on yourself, it begins to reflect on yourself and your interactions with others. One of the reasons of me being so down on myself was, I hated my body. I let myself go, it was to the point I would eat all the time for comfort and didn’t even care what I had put inside my body. It was to the point I would have to wear big sweatshirts and sweatpants to feel comfortable in my own skin. It was to the point I had to wear spankx under neath my clothes when I would go out.

In this photo you can see myself wearing the sphanx, every time I would go out with my friends I would compare myself to all the other girls at the bar. That was one of the worst things I did, compare myself to other people based on physical appearance. Now a days with social media such as, Instagram it’s very hard for people to compare themselves to others in their selfies, trips, and showing off their body. I tried to loose weight but not in a good way, I tried to eat only one meal a day, stayed in bed all day didn’t so I wouldn’t eat, and wouldn’t even attempt to work out. I wanted to change and wanted to be happy but I had no idea how to start, one day i realized I had to get out of this funk I was so adapted to and start doing something. Little baby steps can make a big impact on your life, you have to leave the comfort zone to grow as a person. If you stay in your comfort zone for the rest of your life how are you suppose to grow as a individual? Taking these steps will help you go on the right path and work towards your goals to find true happiness.

This is me now, I started to eat more healthier and I began to join a yoga studio near my house and I feel good emotionally and mentally. I didn’t care about loosing weight like I was in the past, all that matter is that I was happy and I take some time out of my day to work out and relax my mind. In the photo, this was my first time wearing a crop top in 8 months and a skirt. I felt super confident, and did not care what anyone else looked like and carried out my own positive light the whole night I was with my friends and just focused on the good. I’m now in a comfortable position to say “I Love my Body” I realized if you put the time and effort into yourself the outcome will be successful. What i’m trying to say is we are all beautiful and our bodies come in all different shape and sizes. We have the power to change how we feel by taking actions and working hard for our goals. Right now, I am in a good place physically and mentally focusing on the good while doing things that make me happy and I feel great eternally and it reflects in my spirit and the way I carry myself.

Brooke(:

Let’s Namaste for a Month (: (Focusing on my Physical, Spiritual, and Mental Health)

Namaste (nah-mas-tay) “My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, & peace within you, because it is also within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.”

Hey Everyone !!

Like the intro of the blog ? Today I am going to talk about how I will be attending yoga for a month, to focus more on my physical, mental, and spiritual health.

“How did the idea of attending yoga for a month, come to mind?”

One of my goals this month was, getting back into shape and feeling better about myself. Recently, I have not been happy with my weight recently and that has affected my self-esteem and people around me with my constant “I’m so fat!” and I would want to hear the reassurance of “No! Brooke you are so thin!” I decided to get out of this funk, and thought about joining a gym but the downside is I HATE working out (I can only work out for a good 5 minutes and i’m basically done) and I didn’t wanna waste my money on something that I know I’m not going to enjoy so that idea was off the table. But, I had thought “How about Yoga?” I went to a yoga studio near my house and it was an absolute amazing experience. After a couple of classes I stopped going because I was busy with work and school so I stopped showing up (main reason my groupon there was expired) Recently Ive missed it a lot, and it had made me feel good about myself and had a positive affect on my life.

“Were you nervous to get back into Yoga?”

I signed up for my groupon on Sunday, I wanted to start the week on a good note and spring is now here so I decided to get out of the house more often to attend yoga and maybe do a walk around the park afterwards (: When I went on Monday, I was super nervous I thought “Oh my god what if everyone is better than me?” Of course when you get back into something, your negative thoughts resurface but don’t let it get the best of you ! You’re doing something good for yourself and something that makes you happy that’s pretty amazing in my book !! My first class back, my instructor Laura made me feel welcomed and that helped me overcome my negative thoughts and fears in the yoga session. The people who were there also in the class were super nice any time someone walked in they would always greet you with a smile and its great to know you are in a place where everyone accepts you without even knowing who you are, its a judgement free zone. I look at it like this, we all have one goal we want to focus on whether its waning to become more fit, do something we enjoy in our free time, we should be proud that we took the first step into achieving our goals, and whoever is making fun of for it or wanting us to fail is losers who are to scared to step out of their comfort zone.

“What do you want to get out of doing Yoga for a month?”

My goal out of this month is, to find true happiness within myself. I believe Yoga will help me because, it helps you take a moment out of your day to focus on yourself. How we should be grateful for this moment we have and we can go at our own pace and no one is judging us, as my yoga teacher said to the class the other day “This is your journey, just focus on your breathe and go at your own pace.” What I want to do this month is, recently I have been going to Yoga in the morning because its a great way to wake up and start the day also working out in the a.m. helps you be awake and give you endorphins. Also, I am trying to go 7 days a week, I know its a lot but I want to take the time out and for a moment to focus on myself and know everything is going to be okay just keep calm and continue the flow in and out of the yoga practice. I hope yoga can open new doors for me to become more confident and help me loose weight by doing something I really enjoy! I will write about my yoga experience in month, on how it had changed me mentally, physically, and spiritually. I just wanna say to everyone thank you for taking your time and reading my blog, I enjoy writing my experiences and my ways of self-care ! The positive feedback means everything to me !

Brooke(: