109 – What Becomes Possible when you Create a Positive Body Relationship?

by | Sep 27, 2023


Welcome to part 2 of our 5 part series on Befriending Your Body.

In this episode we explore the endless possibilities that open up when we nurture a positive body relationship.  

By fostering a kind and respectful bond with our bodies, we unlock a world of potential, not just in health but in every facet of life. 

Through captivating real-life stories, this episode highlights the profound changes our coaching clients have experienced when they shift their perspective and embrace their bodies wholeheartedly. 

From newfound confidence to deeper connections with loved ones and a rejuvenated sense of self-worth, the benefits are boundless.

 If you’re curious about the doors that can open when you truly befriend your body, this episode is a for you. Discover the magic of a positive body relationship today!

Kim Hagle - Body Acceptance Coach, Size Inclusive Fitness Specialist, Non-Diet Nutritionist

About the Host

Kim Hagle (she/her)  is Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Body Image Coach and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. 

Through mindset and movement coaching she helps women heal their relationship with food and exercise while disconnecting their worth from their weight, so they can feel healthy, happy and confident in the body they have.  

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Let’s stay in touch! Kim is on Instagram and Facebook @radiantvitalitywellness.  Disclaimer.  The information contained in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice.  Always consult a health care professional about your unique needs.


Befriending Our Body: A Deep Dive into a Healthier Relationship with Food and Exercise

Welcome back to the second installment of our enlightening series on befriending our body. This journey is about more than just physical health; it’s about understanding and nurturing the emotional and mental ties we have with our bodies. Let’s delve deeper into the transformative power of a positive body relationship.

Understanding the Essence of Befriending Your Body

In our inaugural segment, we laid the groundwork for understanding the profound relationship we share with our bodies. This relationship is unparalleled, transcending fleeting friendships and momentary connections. It’s a bond that lasts a lifetime. Yet, many of us spend years, even decades, in a tumultuous relationship with our bodies, marred by criticism, judgment, and unrealistic expectations.

We introduced tools and strategies to help foster a more positive relationship with our bodies, emphasizing that our self-worth and self-respect are not, and should never be, solely tied to our physical appearance. If you missed this foundational episode, I highly recommend revisiting it. And while you’re there, ensure you’re subscribed to our platform to stay updated on this transformative series.

The Uncharted Territory of a Positive Body Relationship

Today’s focus is on the transformative power of a positive relationship with our body. A common misconception many hold is that releasing control over their body equates to neglecting health and wellness. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A relationship with your body, rooted in respect and kindness, is the cornerstone of holistic health. It’s about making health choices that stem from genuine self-love and care, rather than fear or societal pressures.

Real-Life Transformations: Stories of Triumph

To truly grasp the potential of this journey, let’s delve into some real-life examples of individuals who’ve transformed their relationship with their bodies:

1. Jennifer’s Chocolate Conundrum

Jennifer, a dedicated healthcare professional, found herself ensnared in a daily battle with chocolate cravings. On the surface, it seemed like a simple indulgence. But through in-depth coaching, she unearthed deeper emotional triggers. Exhaustion and a lack of self-care were the real culprits. By integrating self-care practices into her daily routine, Jennifer transitioned from guilt-ridden chocolate binges to enjoying her favorite treat mindfully and without guilt. Listen to Jennifer’s full story here.

2. Joe’s Battle with Diabetes

Joe’s life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his 30s. The diagnosis brought with it a whirlwind of emotions and fears, particularly surrounding food. Through a journey of self-discovery and body acceptance, Joe learned to manage his condition confidently. He even channeled his experiences into his stand-up comedy routines, shedding light on the absurdities of diet culture. Listen to Joe’s story here.

3. Kandace’s Journey to Self-Love

Kandace’s life was overshadowed by intense body shame. This shame prevented her from fully engaging in life and strained her relationships. Through coaching, she embarked on a transformative journey, learning to view herself through a lens of kindness and compassion. Today, she leads a fulfilling life, deeply connected with her family and herself. Listen to Kandace’s story here.

4. Natalie: From Fitness Instructor to Body Positivity Advocate

Natalie’s role as a fitness instructor came with its own set of challenges. She grappled with body image issues and societal pressures. Through introspection and coaching, she redefined her beliefs about fitness, bodies, and self-worth. Today, she’s not only a fitness instructor but also a beacon of body positivity, inspiring her students to embrace themselves fully. Listen to Natalie’s story here.

5. Melanie’s Path to Holistic Health

Melanie’s relationship with food was complicated from childhood, marked by restriction and binge cycles. Through coaching, she shifted her focus from purely physical health to a more holistic approach, encompassing mental and emotional well-being. This shift led to a balanced relationship with food, exercise, and herself.

The Path Forward: Your Journey Awaits

These stories serve as a testament to the transformative power of a positive body relationship. If you’re ready to embark on this journey, remember that you’re worthy of achieving all you desire. With the right guidance and support, you can cultivate a healthier relationship with your body, food, and exercise.

For personalized coaching and to take the first step towards a radiant you, visit www.radiantvitality.ca/coaching.