Week 4: Feel the Love and a Better Body Image

Tanja Djelevic by Tanja Djelevic | March 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness

Love YourselfLove is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. Unfortunately, I find that women who are most critical of their bodies are missing a degree of self-love. Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and having negative thoughts about certain parts of your body? Do you find yourself saying things like, “If only my thighs were slimmer,” or “I wish my butt wasn’t so flat”?

When I teach my fitness classes, I often invite my students to do some of the exercises with their eyes closed in order to really feel the movement. On a neuromuscular level, training the body while creating positive thoughts and making that positive connection is scientifically proven to be one of the most powerful ways to create and reinforce a positive body image. And, on a non-scientific level, it just feels good!

Week 4 assignment: Think positively

I would like to challenge you this week to make a conscious effort to express positive energy at least a few times each day. Think of this week’s assignment as mental and emotional homework. Take some time while exercising to focus on how good it feels and how strong/flexible/balanced that particular body part is. Start exercising your power to love your body unconditionally and explore how that feels. Especially give love to the areas of which you are most critical. Undress in front of your mirror and try to look at your body with forgiveness, compassion, excitement and love.

So when you exercise this week, please give your body the unconditional love it deserves.

Let me know how it goes and Live Life Loud!


Missed a week in our 10-week body/mind makeover program? Get back on track!

Week 1: Get Motivated and Add Exercise

Week 2: Learn to Love Food

Week 3: Make Fitness Fun Again

Week 4: Feel the Love and a Better Body Image

Week 5: Hit the Weights

Week 6: Water, Good for Your Body, Inside and Out

Week 7: Breathe and Reboot

Week 8: Rock Star Intervals

Week 9: The Three T’s!

Week 10: Putting it All Together

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  1. thanks to your positive thinking i just realised i am beautiful inside and out! what a wonder!
    = )

    åsa | June 4th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  2. Thank You Asa….I hope you like the Ball workout!

    Tanja | June 9th, 2008 | Comment Permalink
  3. Workout is my Prozac! Without it I can not b the best I can be!

    Tonya | March 14th, 2012 | Comment Permalink

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