Body Positive Challenge: Week Two

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I have challenged myself to not say anything negative about my appearance in front of my daughter. (Really, I’m trying not to say anything negative about myself or others.) Anyway, thus far this has proven very difficult. *Read my week one post for my goals and ways you can help.

This Week

WIN: I cleaned out my dresser and got rid of those clothes I know I will never wear again. I was concerned it would make me feel sad that they don’t fit my mom bod.ย Interestingly, it had the opposite effect. It was cathartic! I was so glad to shed that extra stuff and make room in my dresser for the articles of clothing that make me feel good about myself.

LOSS: I called myself fat (again). My husband said something about saving his dinner leftovers for lunch the following day. He mentioned that the portions of dinner were “so huge” or “really big,” and that was that. All I heard was “how could anyone who isn’t a huge beast eat all of this?” So, I said I was going to eat all of mine because I was really fat, and I thanked him for pointing it out. I really hope I can do better next week.

How did you do this week?

Comment below. Whether you want to share your story or encourage me to keep working toward my goals, I’d love to hear from you! Also, if you feel so inclined, visit and comment on myย facebookย or instagram page.





4 thoughts on “Body Positive Challenge: Week Two

  • March 21, 2017 at 6:40 pm
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    Congrats on the closet, woohooo!!!

    Your slip up is a really interesting one!! Good catch! I have always eaten a lot, but i think more so in pregnancy and as a mom… my portions end up seeming big (as I noticed at a brunch yesterday with friends). And when I notice it in relation to my husband (who I think of as eating large portions) it can feel extra embarrassing because of our male/female daintiness expectations ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Interesting to think that if we manage to weed out this type of language, our husbands may be spared some sharp defensive barbs … unanticipated benefits ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to week 3 now ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช

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  • March 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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    Hey I have a question for you ๐Ÿ˜Š
    When you catch yourself about to say something… what do you replace it with? Just a deep breath?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • March 22, 2017 at 10:30 am
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      Great question! The more cognizant I am about avoiding it, the more I am able to catch myself. As of late, I have been substituting the words with a little dance party. That way, I feel like I’m exercising, and I have fun with my daughter (who is obsessed with music right now)!

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      • April 3, 2017 at 4:48 pm
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        That’s amazing!! โค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

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