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Want to change your body?
May 28, 2014

Featured Affirmation:

For my lungs to breathe, for my legs to walk, for my heart to love, thank you.


“Workout because you love your body not because you hate it.” –Anonymous

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Are you grateful for your body?

We have a culture aimed at continually wanting to change things for the better. Number one on the list of things to change? Your body.

We want to be thinner, fitter, healthier, sexier, with better posture, a smaller appetite and more endurance. There are no shortage of companies who spend millions marketing to those desires. We have countless diets and exercises regimes aimed at getting us to our goals (or at least getting us to spend money).

It is easy to get swept up in the idea that there is something wrong with your body that you should fix. While I wholeheartedly agree with following a balanced diet and consistent exercise routine, I also think we need a dose of gratitude. When was the last time you celebrated your body for its amazing ability to keep you alive and moving?

You can breathe! You can move! You can feel! You can eat! You can hug! You can hold! You can live because of this amazing, astounding, miraculous body you have!

The next time you want to criticize your hips, thighs, waist, weight, skin, hair or any other part of you, first name something about your body that you are thankful for.

Adding body-focused-gratitude to your routine will turn your diet and workout from something you “have to do to change your body” toward something you do to thank your body.

You body cares a great deal for you, it’s time to be grateful for its efforts.

Affirmations for Your Body:
  • “Hallelujah! I can move!”

  • “Thank you for taking me on our numerous adventures.”

  • “Awake, asleep, walking, sitting, working, relaxing, playing, dancing, cooking, eating, hiking, rowing, singing, reading, stretching, breathing…I am alive!”

Journal Exercise

What do I need to embrace about my body? What about my body am I grateful for?

Is your body experiencing health challenges? Do they have you stressed?

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