Do you feel pressure to exercise even when you’re on vacation? Do you punish yourself for simply needing a fitness break?
On today’s Girlfriend Chat, Deb returns to discuss letting go of gym guilt. Feeling ashamed for not working out on a trip or during your typical week is easy. However, Chrystal and Deb are not afraid to point out that that’s disordered behavior. Exercise should be for helping yourself feel better and is not a reflection of your value. Ultimately, no matter what the scale says, you’re still a person who deserves self-love.
Working out may be fantastic, but our self-worth is not tied to our waistline. Learn more about Deb and Chrystal’s relationship to exercise, dealing with burnout, and accepting your body at every weight.
- “It’s hard not to tie your looks, weight, measurements, and all of that to your self-worth. Because it’s not just an internal thing, it’s a societal thing. That’s what we’ve been taught. (12:26-12:39 | Chrystal)
- “Even though we’ve done so much work on ourselves, we constantly have to talk to ourselves and tell ourselves, “It’s okay to feel this way.” (13:31-13:42 | Deb)
- “You’re working out because it makes you feel better. You’re not working out because you’re trying to be like the tiniest, prettiest, coolest, or whatever.” (18:03-18:12 | Deb)
- “We can’t change until we accept what’s here.” (21:11-21:15 | Chrystal)
- “Why are you beating yourself up after a week of not working out? You’re beautiful. It’s fine.” (23:38-23:44 | Deb)
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