We all know we need to take care of ourselves to be the best person, spouse, parent, and business owner. This includes taking care of our mental health AND our physical health… in fact, one might even say we need to be Well to the Core!
My guest today is Robin Long, the founder and CEO of Lindywell, a global online community that provides Pilates workouts, breathwork, and wellness support for busy women all over the world. She’s on a mission to help others reframe the way they look at fitness, health, and their bodies to get better results – with less guilt, shame and overwhelm in order to help you get well to the core.
She is a certified Pilates instructor and has eleven-plus years of teaching, writing, and guiding women on their health and wellness journeys. Robin believes in a guilt-free, balanced approach to health and fitness and is a proponent of not just physical health, but also mental health, for all of us, and the future generation.
Her brand new book, Well to the Core, is out NOW wherever books are sold and I can’t wait for you to hear more about it!
Body Acceptance Over Body Change
In today’s society, the pressure to achieve a certain body ideal is overwhelming. In a society that constantly bombards us with messages of body perfection, it is crucial to recognize the importance of body ACCEPTANCE over body CHANGE.
In Robin’s experience, she found that for a long time, as she counted calories and worked herself to the bone, she thought she was focusing on her health… but what she was really doing was trying to change her body.
This emphasis on appearance over health can have negative consequences, as it may lead people to engage in unhealthy practices or adopt extreme measures to achieve their desired body image. It also undermines the importance of focusing on overall health and well-being, and Robin acknowledges that despite her efforts to change her body, she was not actually becoming healthier.
So what did she do? She worked on loving her body instead!
Body acceptance promotes a shift in mindset, encouraging us to embrace and love their bodies as they are. It involves recognizing that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and that one’s worth is not determined by physical appearance alone.
By accepting and appreciating our bodies, we can cultivate a positive relationship with ourselves, leading to improved mental and emotional well-being.
While body acceptance encourages self-love, it does not negate the importance of health. In fact, it emphasizes the need to prioritize holistic well-being over arbitrary beauty standards!
Rather than focusing solely on external changes, Robin suggests we should strive for a balanced lifestyle that incorporates healthy habits such as regular exercise, nutritious eating, and self-care.
The point is… by shifting the focus from appearance to overall health, we’ll experience genuine improvements in their well-being, both physically and mentally. Can I get an Amen?!
Well to the Core
In Robin’s brand new book, join her on a journey toward holistic health and discover:
- Ten core components of an effective and realistic approach to healthy and balanced living;
- A grace-over-guilt mindset to release shame and develop helpful habits in every season of life;
- How breath, nature, rest, and play can improve your quality of life; and
- Exclusive Pilates workouts, mindfulness exercises, and deliciously crafted recipes to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
It IS possible to break free from constant stress about what you’re eating, how you’re exercising, or how much weight you need to lose in order to really start living. This is where true wellness begins.