In this episode of the Your Confident Self podcast, Allegra Sinclair interviews Trynette Lariba, the Curvy Fit RN. This episode is a playbook for how to love yourself like your life depends on it. Because it does.
Trynette challenges women to love their bodies unconditionally and accept who they are to help them fulfill their purpose. Trynette excels at going against what society portrays as normal and encouraging women to stand out. Her purpose is to help women accept their body shapes to build up their confidence and earn the money they deserve. Did you know there is a link between your confidence and the money you command?
In this episode we discussed:
- How to love yourself like your life depends on it
- How to love your body completely
- Why BMI is not a real measure of your health
- Why exercise is important even if you’re not trying to lose weight
- Where to begin if you haven’t been exercising
- Tips for being courageous enough to love yourself exactly as you are
Why You Need to Love Yourself
Self-love is one of the most important aspects of life. It is essential for our mental and physical health, and it is the foundation for our relationships with others. Unfortunately, for many women, self-love can be difficult to achieve. We often struggle with self-acceptance and self-confidence, and this leads to feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem.
This is why it is so important to learn to love ourselves completely. Trynette Lariba, also known as the curvy fit RN, is an advocate for self-love and self-acceptance. She believes that we all have to accept the body we were given and learn to love it. Furthermore, we have to forgive ourselves for wanting a different body and for not accepting that God does not make mistakes. This is an important step in learning to love ourselves more completely.
Learning to love ourselves wholly means accepting ourselves for who we are, not who we think we should be. We have to recognize that there is nothing wrong with our bodies, no matter what society tells us. We have to challenge the narrative that conformity is the only way to be accepted and realize that we are beautiful and unique in our own way.
Finally, you have to understand that learning to love yourself is a skill that you can develop. It takes time and effort, but it is possible to learn to love yourself for who you are. You must be patient and kind with yourself and remember that you are worthy of love and acceptance.
Self-love is essential for our mental and physical health, and it is the foundation for our relationships with others. Trynette came to enourage you to accept the body you were given and learn to love it. You also have to accept yourself for who you are, not who you think you should be, and understand that learning to love yourself completely is a skill that you can develop. With patience and kindness, you can learn to love yourself and live a life of confidence and joy.
Why It’s Hard to Love Yourself as You Are
One of the biggest roadblocks to self-love is the pressure to conform to societal standards of beauty. You are constantly bombarded with images of what the “ideal” body should look like, and it can be difficult not to compare yourself to these images. The media tells you thhat you should look a certain way to be accepted and loved, but this is simply not true. You must learn to accept yourself if you truly want to be happy.
When it comes to our health and wellbeing, lab work matters more than public opinion. You can be healthy and fit at any size as long as we are putting in the work. You should also remember that your body is constantly changing and it’s unproductive to try to fight the changes. Is that what we want to do now? Fight physiology??
Choose instead to be patient and supportive of yourself and remember that self-love is a journey, not a destination. You are made like nobody else and have unique qualities that make you beautiful in your own way.
Love Yourself Unconditionally
In this episode, Trynette shared her story of how she overcame the struggles of being judged for her size and shape. She spoke about how often other health professionals called her fat and unprofessional, and told her to “put her fork down”. She was even made to feel as if she needed to be apologetic for her curves.
But despite all of this, she found the courage to stand up for herself and to continue talking about curvy fitness. She found this courage through her relationship with God, and by embracing the message that she was meant to share. She learned to love herself unconditionally and to accept herself for who she is. This gave her the freedom she needed to be her best self and to transform the lives of other women.
You can be bold and courageous and have the audacity to be who you are. You can step to the table and ask for what you deserve. You can show up powerfully and not let anyone take credit for what it is that you have done. By being your best self you can transform the lives of others.
Master the Tool of Positive Thoughts
One of the most important steps to self-love and self-acceptance is to focus on positive thoughts. Negative thoughts can be damaging and can lead to unhealthy behaviors and patterns. To combat these, we can use affirmations, journaling, and surrounding ourselves with positive people.
Affirmations are a great way to reprogram our thoughts and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. We can find affirmations that are specific to what we are working on and repeat them to ourselves throughout the day. This can help us to reframe our thoughts and create a more positive outlook.
Journaling is another great way to focus on positive thoughts. When reading spiritual texts or scriptures, journaling can help us to reflect on what we have read and how we can apply it to our lives. We can also use journaling to express our emotions and write down our goals.
Finally, it is important to surround yourself with positive, uplifting people. Whether they are friends, family, a coach, or co-workers, having people around you who support you and encourage you to be your best self can be incredibly helpful.
Who is Trynette Lariba?
Trynette Lariba, RN, BSN, is the Founder of Curvy Fit Chicks, known also as the Curvy Fit RN. She’s on a mission to redefine the standards of health and wellness for the Curvy Woman.
She’s a BEAST when it comes to getting fit. Trynette is committed, conscious, and clear about her curvy fitness goals and focused on helping other Curvy Women identify their ‘WHY’ and ‘HOW’ to get and stay active.
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