I do most of my coaching virtually which means I most of clients take pics of themselves and send it to me. One of my newer clients had trouble with this and told me that she avoids mirrors and cameras at all costs. I’ve been doing this for a few years and this is the first someone has said this to me. So, I did a small poll at my gym this week I found that there were many women who really didn’t look at themselves in the mirror. There were some women in my class that had a positive body image, but the majority had poor body image and would rather not see themselves.
I was like Whoa!!
Take a look at this Dove Real Beauty Sketches commercial and you will see just differently women view themselves. Most of the women in the commercial had a distorted body image. What I like about the Dove commercial is that is shows women of different body types and shows that there is no perfect female body type.
Now I look at myself in the mirror not in a vain way, but how would I know if I (VPLs) visual panty lines, put in my contacts or make sure my make up looks right. Now that days I don’t look in the mirror — let me tell you, I’ve put my shirt on backwards and worn 2 different sneakers. I teach classes and train clients in person, so you can imagine how embarrassing that can be especially when you don’ t notice for a few hours.
So I ask two questions.
1. What makes you feel pretty’
2. Do you not look in a mirror and why
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