Valentine’s Day – an entire day dedicated to expressing love. If you’ve been struggling with your body and weight, chances are it’s been a while since you’ve showed yourself some love and kindness. Let’s change that by using this February 14th to celebrate the greatest love of all – self-love. With a more positive attitude about yourself, you’ll feel more motivated to adopt healthy habits and take care of your physical health.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are 4 ways to inject a little self-love into your life and jump on the “feel good” track.
Spoil your tastebuds, without the guilt trip
If you’re already on the Thinco journey, you’ll know that we encourage you to enjoy real, nutritious food. We’re all about using food to nourish your body, and ditching the mindset that uses food restrictions as punishment. Explore our indulgent recipe collection, find your favourites, and throw a self-love party. You’ll keep the scales happy, too.
Become a no-judgement zone
How often do you say to yourself you need to lose weight, you’re not good enough, or you wish you looked different? Our inner voice has a powerful way of influencing our behaviour and the way we see ourselves. When the self-talk is critical, it can be self-limiting and keep us from reaching our potential. When it’s encouraging, it builds us up and motivates us. Practice taking control of your thoughts and don’t let your mind bully your body.
Appreciate how far you’ve come
Fixating on where we’re headed can often be at the expense of valuing where we are, and how far we’ve come. So, this Valentine’s Day, take some time to recognise what you’ve achieved. Maybe you’ve already started losing weight, maybe you’ve made the decision to follow a healthy meal plan, or maybe you’ve started taking a brisk walk each evening. Honouring all the little milestones along your journey will inspire you to keep moving forward.
Show your body how much you appreciate all that it can do for you, instead of focusing on what you’d like to change about it. Walk. Run. Swim. Stretch. However you choose to move your body, you’ll reap the benefits by lifting your mood, boosting your immune system, and kickstarting your metabolism.
Finding your inner confidence and learning to love yourself is the best gift you can give yourself this Valentine’s Day. With a positive attitude and some help from Thinco, you’ll be on your way to a healthier, happier you in no time.