How to Feel Comfortable Naked
I am sitting here naked as I write this.
This is a big deal for me. I have never been one of those people who felt comfortable being naked, who felt FREE walking around the house with no clothes on.
Feeling jiggles and wobbles when I walk and watching my thighs splay out on my chair when I sit have always made me cringe.
I wanted to look away—to run away, if possible—to cover up and then make a food or exercise plan that would “change everything” so that I never had to feel this way again
Even when I am home alone, I have always felt the need to hide my body… from myself.
Can you relate?
So I am sitting here naked, not because it is comfortable, but because it is UNCOMFORTABLE.
I am sitting here naked, witnessing my whole self for everything that it is PRECISELY because in order to fully heal, I have to show up for myself how I am RIGHT NOW.
I have to commit to myself.
I have to push the edges of what is comfortable for me and fully embrace all that I am.
We cannot heal what we cannot face.
We cannot heal what we cannot embrace.
So I look down now at the rolls around my belly with loving eyes, thanking them for what they represent:
→ Beers with friends we haven’t seen in 4 years in the Dominican Republic
→ A culinary tour of New York City
→ Saturday mornings spent snuggling with my boyfriend instead of grinding at the gym
→ Weeks of travel and exploring new and familiar places
→ The stress of being the bosslady of my own business and make ends meet
→Celebrating and showing love for my friend with my grandma’s lasagna last weekend
My body is a blessing. It has given me so much. It affords me so much.
I tell you this because loving your body is a journey.
There won’t be a lightbulb moment that will make you say: Holy crap that’s IT! I love myself.
It is small acts of love every day. Small COURAGEOUS and UNCOMFORTABLE acts every day.
Tiny micro-actions that show your body that you are here for it, that you are ready to accept and embrace it.
So I challenge you: for every one negative thought or criticism that you have about yourself, create 2 positive ones.
It might seem like a pipe dream right now, but accepting your body is possible. Just take the tiny actions every day.
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