Are You in Love with Your Body?

I’ve been connecting with lots of different women, and thinking about what holds us back from having the health results we really want in our lives- whether those results are losing weight, having better energy, feeling happier, getting pregnant, or experiencing ease from uncomfortable symptoms.

 It’s a big question for sure, and although there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach that works for everyone, there is one common element that is vital for any woman looking to improve her health- are you curious to know what that one element is?

 Drum roll please……..

 BODY LOVE!!!!!!


Let me explain…

If you’ve been struggling with your weight, feeling tired or exhausted, getting pregnant, skin issues, GI problems, and the list goes on and on, you may find yourself feeling like you’re battling your symptoms, and battling your body.

 Sure, it’s understandable to feel this way- especially if you’ve been taking steps and making changes to improve how you feel.

But ultimately, feeling like you’re battling against your body is only working against you getting the health results you really want.

In fact, to get better results faster, it is VITAL to feel like you and your body are on the same team.

And the truth is, you are on the same team.

Your body isn’t trying to be difficult, or to provide you with endless frustration.

It’s not trying to be inconvenient or annoying or uncomfortable.

But it IS trying to get your attention.


Because your body wants to feel amazing!!!

In fact, your body’s natural state is health, thriving, vibrance- looking and feeling hot, happy, and healthy- this is how you are designed to feel!

Yet we are taught that health is elusive, it’s difficult, it’s complicated- that you have to work really hard to achieve it, and even then, it may elude you.

In truth, health couldn’t be more simple.

And it all starts with you and your body being on the same team.

Ideally, you’re not only on the same team, but you find yourself in a place where you genuinely LOVE your body.


And this has nothing to do with arrogance, narcissism, or vanity.

It has to do with a true, deep, genuine love, respect, and appreciation for this truly incredible vessel that we are all gifted with when we are blessed with life.

It has to do with accepting your body EXACTLY as it is today, right here, right now.

This doesn’t mean you don’t want changes or improvements, or that you’re giving up on having the results you want.

But it does mean that you are willing to let go of the battle, you are willing to surrender, to put down your weapons of constant self-criticism, judgment, and harshness that are the norm for so many women when it comes to our bodies.

It also doesn’t mean that you take a “la dee da” approach where you’re in denial about your current challenges- it’s okay and necessary to acknowledge where you really are.

But no matter where you are, isn’t there SOMETHING you can appreciate about your body?

Like the fact that it knows just what to do to keep you alive- your heart keeps pumping, your lungs literally breathe life in and out whether you’re awake or sleeping, and your brain functions without you needing to give it constant instruction or direction.

Your legs move you here, there, and everywhere so you can experience different places and activities.

Your eyes that see, your ears that hear, your tongue that tastes, your skin that feels- all so you can experience the pleasure of engaging with life through your five senses.

Yes, there is something you can appreciate about your body- absolutely!

The more you focus on what you can and do appreciate, the less you will feel called to judge, to criticize, to complain.

And in doing so, you will let go of a tremendous amount stress that right now is working against you getting the health results you want.

Very simple- not easy, but simple:)

So I invite you, today, right now, to come up with ONE thing you can appreciate about your body.

Allow yourself to really FEEL that appreciation, even if for only a minute.

And revisit this each and every day- when you’re focused on loving and appreciating your body, you may find you’re more drawn to take actions and make decisions that honor your body and your health.

And it just feels so amazingly good!!!

This will lead you to an upward spiral of goodness when it comes to those results you want.

And I’m here to tell you that you’re worth it!!


Kendall Ritz MD

If you want to explore what Body Love could look and feel like for you, and what tangible health results you can achieve, I invite you to book a complimentary call with me:  Click here - let’s explore what’s possible for you and your health. :-)