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I enjoy today’s walk around the park and decide to smile at what I have instead of mourning for what might have been.
Listener Sandy screws her courage to the sticking place and calls the Bravery Hotline to give us some great tips and thoughts about perfectionism and how to treat ourselves kindly. I keep my promise to post my bikini photo, and this triggers me to share my emotional story about how disappointed I was in this result. Now? I would wear this bikini in public if I looked like this. Expectations can trigger unfounded disappointment and I muse about how we can combat this.
Sandy as a girl with the squirrel. She uses this photo as an anchor to remember to be kind to herself as she would to this small child.
Me after doing twenty-four weeks of weight training program, Body for Life, at age 45.
Episode 26, where I describe how my perfectionism almost triggered a binge, and where I made my promise to post my bikini photo.
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Host: Laurie Weaver
Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1
Resource of the day
Expectations and Disappointment
By Linda Binns from the blog, Stress Guide 101. Not specific to body issues, but illuminating non-the-less. Try the exercise at the end in order to discover more about how your expectations may be rooted in your past.