##This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own##
Like most women, I experience my fair share of body insecurities and doubts. In recent years, however, I’ve turned a leaf and began to accept the challenges and days when I don’t feel OK. During those not so good days, I take time out, reflect, maybe indulge but quickly pick myself up again. Turning 40 was a moment of reckoning personally and has definitely been more than a blessing in this body positive challenge. For once, I compare myself less with other women, I feel a sense of security and assuredness that I so lacked during my teens and 20’s.
Because I am human, last year I hit a low and took steps to get out of this funk. For the most part, I was feeling tired and lacking the energy I needed for my daily grind of makeup, mothering and running around. There was no shortage of motivation professionally and things seemed to be going well on that front. Yet my body/ mind didn’t feel right. So here is what I did, I set a year-long term plan, for a better ME, a plan of self-care and putting time aside to take good care of my body, exercise and explore interests that made me happy. A year later, I can say my personal body positivity challenge is going well. I accept me for who I am, and this time it is on my own terms and feeling strong physically.
Today, I want to share some ideas on how to achieve a body positive mind and heart that suits you. This may take a little bit of discipline and persistence, there will be good days and bad days, we all have them. Some of my bad days include PMS (a week before and usually for about 3-4 days on average). One thing I do to take control of PMS symptoms which for me include migraines and bloating, is taking Pamprin Maximum Strength. By taking Pamprin Multi-Symptom, you can alleviate of all menstrual symptoms such as bloating, pain and cramps, and irritability. You can find Pamprin at Walmart in store or online.
Without further ado, here is what I do to achieve a body positive mindset
1) Find a passion or a cause that makes you feel happy inside
**I love dogs and I joined an organization that rescues and fosters dogs and cats in my state and surrounding areas. I volunteer as a foster, transport pets and do home visits for potential adopters. Dogs bring an endless amount of joy and this is something I always wanted to do.
2) Be creative with your self care
**Exercise helps me stay body positive and keeps me grounded. I also find a chance to be with my own thoughts, regroup all while enjoying a good session of physical activity. Sometimes it is hard during my period but I make it work no matter what.
3) A multi-symptom painkiller for PMS days is a must
**Pamprin offers two formulas Pamprin Maximum Strength Multi-Symptom Menstrual Pain Relief and Pamprin Maximum Strength Max Menstrual Pain Relief caplets, the Multi-Symptom formula offers the same strength as Extra Strength Tylenol PLUS. Pamprin Multi Symptom Caffeine Free comes in the blue box and is perfect for when you are home, taking in some much needed rest “me” time. On the other hand, the pink box of Pamprin Maximum Strength WITH Caffeine is ideal for when you want to go on about your day and not feel those pesky symptoms.
What’s your body positive mantra and how do you tackle it? Tell me in the comments section.