“The roller coaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride.” Drew Barrymore says after revealing that it took her decades (almost 45 years) to feel comfortable in her own skin. Following the birth of her two children, Drew shares that despite being focused very much on health for both herself and her kids, her physical appearance continued to cause her extreme emotional pain.
Drew: “That said, there have been times I have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good! It takes so much for me to look decent, I have to eat just right and Work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls) So DON’T Be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby.”
Drew continues to share during her #WELLNESSWEEK post that you should never compare yourself to what you see in magazines or TV. Comparing yourself to others can cause additional and unnecessary emotional pain and insecurities. Learn to embrace your body for what you have, take care of your health for yourself - not to please life's bypassers. Drew continues to share the missing link in her journey to health and fitness.
Drew: “If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too!” she noted. “However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food. But not anymore. NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE.”
Balance is what took her journey from aggravation to seeing major results. Knowing how to get anything in life, including a health lifechange needs to be done with consistency and BALANCE! When you lose that balance, you lose track of your goals and direction. Balance your nutrition and workout routines. There is no need to suffer. Find yourself a great trainer, Barrymore says. Someone who can be consistent with you, be there for emotional support and make sure you get things done - the right way.
How are you kicking body insecurities to the curb?