I’m a major believer in the power of loving yourself and what you draw into your life as a result of that. The more I love myself, the more powerful I become. But better than that, I feel so much better and I’m far more capable of enjoying my life. The by-product of truly loving myself is what I attract in my life.
Watch a person with poor self love and they’ll attract crap, observe someone who truly loves them self and they’ll draw out the gold. As direct and to the point as that is, it really is the truth. A big pill to swallow, but so well worth examining.
To prove my point, I’ll use a clear illustration of something that happened to me today at the gym. One thing I’ve struggled a bit with is my body image. I love my body for the most part, there aren’t too many things that I want to change, but those couple of areas that I struggle with, turn into a downright obsession.
Even in personal coaching sessions, we’ve addressed my issue of learning to love myself in these specific areas. So what am I so stressed about? Its my hips and thighs to be perfectly honest. My upper half is a size 2, my bottom half… well that’s a different story. Depending upon my carb intake, it jumps from a 2 to a 4..or even a size 6 when I’m really out of control.
Now while some of you may be thinking that this is entirely vain, its something that I’ve worked really hard at being content with and loving for that matter! Right now, I’m out of the size 2 range as my sweet tooth has been amped up, so this is the time where the loving myself in these particular areas becomes the struggle.
I work out all the time, one for mere vanity purposes and two, because I feel so freakin good when I do it, so I’m constantly running outdoors or at the gym. Today while at the gym, I just settled inside of myself “Okay I’m a bit heavier down below, but its all good, I love myself, its not the end of the world and hey, so I’ve got a bit of a Kim Kardashian thing going on. I still look hot!”
I kid you not, about 10 minutes after I said that, a personal trainer at the gym who always kids around with me, walked up to me while on the elliptical and said “Damn girl, you know you always look good in here. But we need to firm up that bottom half of yours.” I giggled and brushed him off, as he’s an older gentleman who loves to ruffle my feathers.
In that moment, I had a choice, go back into my head and think “Oh see, I am big, crap I hate this!” But instead, I stuck to my guns and said “Screw it, I’m doing my part by being here at the gym and the truth of the matter is, I still look good!”
Later, he volunteered to show me some exercises that really helped me with my areas that I want to tone up. Keeping my resolve to love and accept myself, I finished my work out strong, physically and internally. Now here’s where the loving myself part kicked into gear, to where it effected the world around me.
As I was leaving ,an older woman stopped me and said “You have such a cute little toned body! ..Every man in this gym seems to think so as well.” Naturally, I said thank you and allowed her compliment to sink in. On my way to my car, it happened again! Back to Back! Two ladies walking into the gym said “Of course you go to the gym, look at your body, you’re so in shape!”
I sat in my car shocked that the same thing happened twice in row. I was affirmed in an area, that while I had been challenged on to slim down from a trainer, I chose to love my body in the midst of it. Had I gotten down on myself, started yelling at myself for not walking away from the sweets, I’m convinced these random compliments wouldn’t have come to me in the pattern they did.
We daily have a choice to either be a Love Magnet or a Crap Magnet. People can’t dictate this to us, we have to make the decision. I made the decision, the Personal Trainer, challenged that decision, but I held to my resolve and my love. My environment agreed with my love for myself and joined in by congratulating me with these compliments from women I’ve never seen before.
Face it, we’re powerful beings! So when you’re being powerful, make sure you’re Attracting Love!