Body Positivity Therapeutic Group Coaching Program
The first time I had a negative thought about my body was in the 5th grade. I forgot my gym clothes at home, and I had to borrow a set from a friend. It was the first time I was made aware that I was "fat".My friend's gym clothes fit a little too snug, but I thought to myself, “I still look good". Well apparently, I was wrong!
It was the very first time I questioned my appearance. This one moment set me on a path of cognitive distorted thoughts of my body. I had an unhealthy relationship with food, men, my mother and most importantly much negativity. It’s no wonder why so many of us who live in larger bodies have a difficult time accepting ourselves.
Well to make a long story short, I walked out of the changing closet and asked my friend, "how do I look". She said I looked fine and so I felt validated, what could possibly go wrong! When I approached the gymnasium, I watched my friend huddle in a circle with the other girls in our class look at me and began to laugh. It is safe to say I was hurt and embarrassed and at that moment I decided that fat was bad!