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Body Acceptance Part 1

loving your body is something you create for yourself from the inside out. 

Let me repeat: Loving your body is something you create for yourself from the inside out.

Loving your body and being the woman you want to be is about your mindset, your actions, and most importantly, it’s about how you relate to yourself.

Innanen, Summer. Body Image Remix: Embrace Your Body and Unleash the Fierce, Confident Woman Within. Archangel Ink. Kindle Edition.

I will be completing the exercises in this book to share with you as I go along this path and hope you will join me as I learn to love my body again.

The first step is to create a list of 10 things that will flesh out your future badass self (FBS). Be SUPER specific! Close your eyes and picture her. Write it down.

• What does your FBS do on a daily basis? • How is her life different from yours? • How does she feel when she wakes up in the morning? • What does she think when she gets dressed? • How does she interact with the people close to her?  • What is she thinking about when she’s around food? • What is she thinking when she sees herself in the mirror?  • What does she make time for? Who does she make time for? • How does she accept compliments? • How does she think and feel in social situations? • How does she think and feel in intimate situations?

My Future FBS
I want to be her!

  1. I wake up with a clear mind, feeling comfortable in my own skin 
  2. I feel comfortable at social events, even while sober  
  3. I look forward to shopping for clothes  
  4. I say no to things I don't want to do   
  5. I wear a brightly coloured top and blue jeans  
  6. I sign up for a 5K run and I am OK with coming in last 
  7. I accept a compliment and believes the person means it  
  8. I wink at myself in the mirror.  
  9. I am able to look at myself in the mirror with a sense of pride.
  10. I am comfortable around other people

Next, choose three feelings or emotions that describe your FBS.

I am secure, calm and adventurous.

Every morning, using a journal, write down a daily intention to help you channel one of these words. For example, if one of your three words is “calm,” you might say, “My intention today is to create a sense of calm in my mind by remembering to breathe” or “My intention today is to connect to a sense of calm by surrendering to things I cannot control.”  

Finally, try to connect back to points in time when you have experienced those particular feelings. For example, if your words are “free, relaxed and confident,” ask yourself, “Where or when was I most confident today?” Connect back with how those particular feelings actually felt for you to really anchor them in your DNA.  The picture we paint of our future self is really about the feelings we want to have in life.

Innanen, Summer. Body Image Remix: Embrace Your Body and Unleash the Fierce, Confident Woman Within . Archangel Ink. Kindle Edition. 


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