Do a quick Google search for the term ‘self-empowerment’ and you’ll see thousands of articles on what it means to ‘find yourself’ or to ‘live your best life.’ Unfortunately, these terms are now buzzwords that add unneeded pressure on us to live, act, and feel a certain way.
At the core, though, self-empowerment stems from something beautiful. It’s both a belief and a perspective of learning to love ourselves—even in our mistakes, our messiness, and our imperfections.
In the fitness world, self-empowerment is understanding that we are all works in progress, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s about throwing away the unrealistic expectations for looking a certain way, dropping weight, or following some ‘ideals’ set by the world.
Self-empowerment is about celebrating our journey, while simultaneously pushing to be better. And it’s not apologizing for where we are on our journeys, because everyone is different (and that’s okay).
Here are six empowering sentences to speak over yourself, no matter where you are in your fitness and wellness journey. (more…)