A while back a new student approached me at the end of a yoga class I taught and said with a smile — “I don’t care what you say about yourself, you’re alright.” At the time, I was fortunate enough to have had lots of training, teaching experience, and positive student feedback, so the comment didn’t resonate with me. However, had I heard that comment when I was just beginning to teach yoga and fitness, I probably would have had a different reaction.
I began to wonder how many of us tell ourselves negative stories about ourselves. How many of us think that we are not alright or good enough? That we aren’t able to get a healthier body and don’t deserve to have one? These stories — these untrue stories — hold us back. They make us want to quit our fitness and wellness journeys before they have even started.
If you’ve been hearing some of these negative stories on repeat, I encourage you to seek help from a health coach or other professional. They may be able to help you reframe your stories so that you can get on the right track and stay on the right track.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy month.