my LACK OF BODY CONFIDENCE STOLE YEARS OF MY LIFE
That's why I understand what it feels like to spend so much of your mental energy preoccupied with thoughts over what you look like; comparing yourself to other women and no matter what you do, still not feeling like you will ever be good enough. It's so painful!
THAT'S WHY YOU ARE IN EXACTLY THE RIGHT PLACE
I’m Emma Langstaff, a Body Confidence Coach and I help women who are exhausted from obsessing over how they look and what they eat, to feel confident in their bodies so they can get their life back and finally start doing the things they've been missing out on!
HOW DID I GET HERE?
I spent over 15 years yo-yo dieting, restricting food and punishing my body through exercise because I never felt good enough about myself.
I believed having a smaller body was going to bring me ultimate happiness.
I went from one diet to another and from one training plan to another - it took over my life!
My obsession with how I felt about my body affected so many important moments of my life, including my wedding day and honeymoon, where I was so preoccupied with how I thought I looked that I was hardly present to enjoy those moments!! Moments I will never get back!
Then one day it hit me - I had just returned from what should have been a wonderful holiday with my husband and I realised that all I had done was walk around comparing my body to all the other women I saw, feeling angry and hating myself for not having done enough to look like them.
I felt completely miserable!
I believed that everything would "fall into place" once I had reached my ideal weight but no matter what weight or size I was, it was never quite how I imagined - I still didn't feel good enough!
At exactly the time that I should have been enjoying myself and living my life, I was feeling sad, anxious and torturing myself inside!
When I returned from the holiday I started to get really angry and resentful about all the moments this constant feeling of "not being enough" was stealing from me and how it was impacting on my relationships, my social life, my career and my health and I promised myself in that moment that I wasn't going to go on another diet. Ever!
I couldn't face spending another day obsessing over every single crumb that passed my lips or doing another exercise regime that left my body hurting and exhausted to the point of burn out. I didn't want another night to pass where I didn’t allow myself to cosy up on the sofa with my husband because of all the food prep and tracking I had to do!
I KNEW I HAD TO DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!
I knew I couldn't go on any longer the way I was. I had to stop and find another way, so I threw myself into a journey of self discovery, uncovering new approaches to achieving the confidence, happiness and health that I was striving for (none of which had ever appeared in any of my diet books!) and unlearning most of what I had previously believed to be true!
At first I was very skeptical but through these new approaches I learned to trust my body, love myself unconditionally, have true self confidence and put an end to restriction, punishment and the little voice inside that was always telling me I wasn't good enough!
Now I don’t ever diet and my body is no longer my enemy. I can’t remember when I last weighed myself, I have learned to exercise because it makes me feel good, not because of how it’s going to make me look. I am confident, healthy & happy and I can now say that I love my body, something I never believed I would ever say.
I SO BADLY want this for you too
What are YOU missing out on because of how you feel about your body?
The pressure to look the same as everyone else is EVERYWHERE and it has so many women feeling unhappy with how they look.
There is so much disappointment, shame, anger and anxiety when we fail to match up to what society says is acceptable.
It might feel like our body has let us down.
This pressure leads many of us to embark on exhausting and painful fitness programmes, diets or "lifestyle plans" that result in us cycling between restriction and binge eating and when we "fall off the wagon" (because we biologically hardwired to do so) we are made to feel that we are out of control, weak, lack willpower and must be punished (either through another diet or training plan).
We can end up feeling crazy around food and like it's our enemy, which messes up the way we relate to food making it a source of fear and anxiety rather than something that is supposed to fuel and nourish us and to be enjoyed!
Sadly, some of us even get to the stage where we deprive ourselves of food altogether, taking part in harmful behaviours and serious eating disorders.
I've met so many wonderful women and men whose lives have been taken over or are being destroyed by negative body image and it is my mission to show them that it is NOT their fault and that there is a way that they can feel healthy, happy, confident and learn to respect their bodies that doesn't involve tracking or measuring a single thing! Yay!
My own journey to making peace with food and my body and living a happy and healthy life has taught me so much and is my motivation for helping other women and men experience peace with food and confidence in their bodies.
PLEASE stop trying to change your body before you start living your amazing life!
IF YOU'VE REACHED THE STAGE WHERE YOU CAN'T FACE STARTING ANOTHER DAMN DIET OR FITNESS PLAN
IF THE THOUGHT OF LIFE CONTINUING EXACTLY AS IT IS FILLS YOU WITH SADNESS AND DREAD
IF YOU'RE SICK OF CONSTANTLY COMPARING & FEELING CONFUSED, OVERWHELMED AND EXHAUSTED
IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE TRUE SELF CONFIDENCE, HAPPINESS AND FULLY EMBRACE YOUR LIFE...
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WORKING WITH ME!