Is it possible to practice self love and have goals?

by purelytwins

We used to struggle with loving ourselves while working towards our fitness and financial goals.

Do you struggle with this? Maybe you’ve thought, “I must not love myself if I want to lose weight to fit into my favorite dress.”

In today’s video we chat about this topic and would love to hear your thoughts.

Is it possible to practice self-love and still lose weight?

Happiness and self-love are not based upon completing goals. They are necessary foundations for pursuing goals.

You can say, “I love my body and working on …”  Or “I’m proud of how far my business has come and working on …”

We believe setting goals doesn’t mean you don’t love yourself. Go ahead and set high ones because you are worth reaching them. Pursue goals because you love yourself and believe you deserve an amazing life!

Your journey to reach your goal should inspire you and make you feel proud.

If you have high self-esteem you are more likely to believe in your chances of accomplishing your goals. This is what we all want, right?

Do you find yourself struggling to reach your weight loss goals? Any goal that you have set for yourself? You might be approaching it all wrong. We share 5 tips to help you reach your goal while practicing self love. We believe self love helps you go after your goals. What do you believe?

5 tips to achieving goals while practicing self-love

1 –  Enjoy the time. Don’t obsess over the goal. Remember it’s a journey.

2 – Pick your goals out of love. This way you’ll make ones you believe in and will be okay with setbacks (as there will be obstacles).

3 – Do the best you can – no need to be perfect. Wake up and believe every day is a new opportunity to do good and serve.

4 – Pay attention to how you talk to yourself. Negative talk will only stall the process.

5 – Give yourself a compliment – silly but it is important.

Now your turn. What goals are you going to make for yourself this year? 

xoxo

Lori and Michelle

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8 comments

Cassie January 8, 2016 - 10:04 pm

Believe it or not, I actually loathed myself throughout my weight loss journey. My environment isolated me and just made me feel so ashamed of myself and never improved my self-esteem until I hit my goals. It wasn’t until after I lost weight after I started practicing actual self-love. But when you think about it….exercise and eating healthy IS self-love. It is nourishing your body right, keeping it healthy, sane and energized.

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purelytwins January 9, 2016 - 5:07 pm

Yes movement and food is a form of self love.

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Andee January 10, 2016 - 2:50 pm

What are your financial goals? I love hearing about other people’s 2016 goals!

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purelytwins January 13, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Well, for both us to be financially free and having a thriving coaching business. BIG goal would be to have a million dollar business, that’s a big dream 🙂

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Susan January 13, 2016 - 3:40 pm

What do you mean when you say “financially free”?

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Travis January 13, 2016 - 2:44 pm

A couple of years ago, I was an overweight 20-something who had very low self-esteem that there were even days when I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror. But this all changed when I started on my weight loss journey. It was only then that I learned to love myself, to be proud of my achievements no matter how small (like resisting my cravings for french fries), and to put myself first. I guess it’s all in being in the right mindset. You have to see your weight loss goals as something that you’re doing for yourself and not for anyone else.

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purelytwins January 13, 2016 - 10:12 pm

thanks Travis and yes doing it for yourself is important.

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