When I launched The Body Love Experience on 1 September 2016, I was in a place of complete love, acceptance and peace with my body and I wanted everyone to experience the same thing!
What I had forgotten when I created the program, was the prior 35+ years of body loathing.
In May 2010, I was diagnosed with body dysmorphia, bulimia and social anxiety around food and men.
I had spent over 35 years hating my body. Not finding any level of peace, or acceptance for that matter. My body was separate to me, and back then my mindset was, if I can make it look “acceptable” to society, aka, size 8, fit, strong and healthy, then maybe, just maybe, I could learn to like it.
At the time of my diagnosis, I was 65kg and a size 10, but when I looked in the mirror, I saw a size 24, 100kg ugly body that needed to lose weight to be accepted. Sure, I knew I was wearing smaller sized clothing, but my reflection showed the truth.
Today, in the most authentic of truth, I am back at 100kg, and when I look in the mirror I can see that I am heavier in weight, but the body dysmorphia is working in reverse now and until I see pictures of myself, can truthfully say, I don’t feel 100kg. I feel maybe 75-80kg.
The one major difference now that I didn’t have back then, tools to support me, and these tools are what The Body Love Experienece is based on.
The Body Love EXPERIENCE, is that, an experience to take you from where you are in relation to your own body, whether that is full blown body dysmorphia, whether that is a place of body loathing, body acceptance, body peace and you want to get to body love.
Wherever you are on the spectrum, you are reading this because you want to get back to a place of full body love, this program is for you.
When I saw back to, I mean, back to, because you were not born loathing your body. Our body images issues are created, so the aim of The Body Love Experience is to ascertain where you are now, how you got there, and module by module, get you as close as possible to the experience of pure body love over the 18 weeks.