Have you ever said “no” to joining in on a social activity or even trying a new sport because you felt self conscious of your size? In our latest Plus Performance podcast episode, we chat with Sophia Apostol, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach about body confidence and how a lack of it prevents us from fully participating in life.
Sophia shares with us why she became a Life Coach dedicated to helping curvy women live their most amazing life; how to identify if you lack body confidence, because sometimes we are so use to the critical voices in our head, we may not even recognize them anymore; how to deal with self-judgment; judgment from strangers and loved ones; the small steps we can take to shut down the negativity; set boundaries in conversations, all for the benefit of building our body confidence so we can ‘grab life by the love handles‘.
Register for her online webinar Body Confidence Essentials
[01:13] – Why Sophia became a Life Coach
[6:04] – The Benefits of getting support and hitting ‘rock bottom’
[16:40] – The Connection Movie – mind body medicine
[19:30] – Body Confidence Model
[20:08] – Self identify lack of body confidence = too much or not enough
[23:32] – Steps people can take to build body confidence
[28:22] – Two activities that turn self judgement off: gratitude & curiosity
[31:45] – Managing judgement from others
[41:51] – Two (2) Free Gifts: 3 Secrets to Stop Self Judgement (includes more detail about curiosity) and a 9-min body love visualization/meditation
[43:00] – How to work with Sophia
About the Author:
Krista is the Founder of Born to Reign Athletics, a website dedicated to motivating, educating and celebrating plus size women who unleash their inner athlete as a means of living a healthy life. She is an award-winning multi-sport athlete in triathlon and indoor rowing, and is recognized as a global leader in plus size fitness and athletics.