The Power of Self-Image and Overcoming Shame: A Guide to Achieving Your Best Body

May 06, 2023

Starting a new fitness routine can be daunting, especially if you’ve struggled with body image or self-esteem in the past. Walking into a Reformer Pilates studio for the first time can be intimidating, especially when you’re faced with a room full of mirrors. But what if I told you that mirrors aren’t your enemy? In fact, mirrors can be a powerful tool for self-awareness and growth.

At Best Body, we believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and empowered in their bodies. Unfortunately, many people struggle with negative self-image and shame, which can hold them back from achieving their goals. In this article, we’ll explore the power of self-image and how we can overcome shame to improve our physical and mental health.

Self-image is the mental picture we have of ourselves, including our physical appearance, personality, and abilities. Our self-image is shaped by our experiences, relationships, and culture, and it can be positive or negative. When we have a positive self-image, we feel confident, competent, and worthy. On the other hand, when we have a negative self-image, we feel insecure, inadequate, and unworthy.

Our self-image has a profound impact on our physical and mental health. When we have a positive self-image, we’re more likely to engage in healthy behaviours, such as eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep. We’re also more likely to have better self-esteem, which is linked to lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Shame is a powerful emotion that can hold us back from achieving our goals. Brené Brown, a renowned shame researcher, describes shame as a web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations that we put on ourselves and that society puts on us. But the truth is, we don’t have to live up to anyone else’s expectations. To overcome shame, we need to prioritise selfcare and embrace our unique journeys. This means treating ourselves with compassion and kindness, and accepting ourselves exactly as we are. It also means letting go of negative self-talk and focusing on our strengths and achievements.

At Best Body, we understand that shame can be a major roadblock to selfcare, which is why we’ve created a safe, supportive space where everyone feels understood and empowered. We believe that by embracing our inner strength and improving our self-image, we can achieve our goals and live our best lives. Our mission is to help everyone put selfcare first, especially mothers, and to create a community of confident, empowered women who embrace their inner strength and achieve their goals.

So, if you’ve ever felt shame walking into one of our studios or anywhere else in your life, know that you’re not alone. We see you, we hear you, and we support you. And we’re here to help you embrace your inner strength and move beyond shame once and for all. Join us in our mission to create a community of confident, empowered humans who embrace their inner strength and achieve their goals.