Finnian Burnett

Author, Educator, Cat Person

Shame doesn’t work. Don’t move your body because you hate it and want to punish it. Move your body because you love it and want to take care of it. When exercise and nutrition feels like a punishment, you’re constantly telling yourself that you’re not good enough the way you are. Start from the understanding that you are amazing just the way you are and you deserve to take care of your body in ways that feel good. That means moving in ways that feel healthy to you, eating in ways that feel healthy to you, and even, occasionally, eating a small piece of delightfully sinful dark chocolate or something else exquisite.

To learn how to move beyond shame and into a place of self love, join my online women’s empowerment classes. Email me at for more information.



2 thoughts on “Shame

  1. annamist says:

    Thank you for putting this out there. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say, “If you love your body, then why do you wanna get thinner?” It’s so difficult to explain.

    1. bethsnewlife says:

      It is difficult to explain. I am a plus size woman and I love myself and my body. I also have dreams and goals that involve me being able to be more physically active. Part of self love is helping myself to reach my dreams and not allow myself to be limited by a lack of fitness. ❤

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