There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel good in your skin. I often argue that it’s not your size or shape that prevents that. It’s how you feel about your size/shape. You have the power to shift your thoughts towards acceptance and appreciation regardless of the shape you’re in. I believe that’s a vital step towards wonderfulness.
Yet who doesn’t want to optimize their body—or even just boost it a bit? My clients often counter my body-acceptance argument by saying that they want to be able to touch their toes without their bellies getting in the way. They want to easily find fun clothes that fit. They don’t like how much energy it takes to carry around an extra five or ten pounds of body fat. They’re tired.
That’s legit. And it’s one of the main reasons I work as a health coach. I want to help women feel wonderful—and what they’re describing to me is the opposite of that.