I think our words have such an impact on how we live; it’s amazing how one’s mind can really affect how we live, and most people would agree. So why is it so easy for us to give other people compliments but not accept them for ourselves? We can tell someone else they look beautiful that day, compliment their strength in the gym or strength of character, but when someone else gives us a compliment, we bat it away. Maybe it’s false humility, which is a blog post for another day, but more often I think we really don’t believe those things about ourselves.
These thoughts were prompted by reading a post from mom and CrossFit athlete, Elizabeth Akinwale, on her Facebook page (linked below). She said:
“Once in an interview I was asked how I would describe my body. I gave the super unsexy response of, “adaptable.” I don’t subscribe to the framework that the mainstream fitness industry promotes. A paradigm that’s designed not to improve health or quality of life, but to feed on people’s insecurities and sell infinite amounts of quick “fixes.”