Love Yourself

LOVE YOURSELF! Photo Credit: Ashvin Harrison

Cupids, cards, flowers, chocolates, hearts … Valentine’s Day is everywhere! When I was young, I remember feeling bad at this time of year if I didn’t have a guy to spend it with, but since I am totally in love with being single at the moment, I have redefined it as loving your family, your friends, your life, and especially your SELF.

In our Travel with Lipstick application, we ask people seemingly easy questions like what is your expertise, what are you good at, what are your talents, what are 10 awesome things about YOU. Apparently these are not such easy questions. As someone once commented, “I’m filling out the application now … you really make one think!”.

Recently my business coach suggested I read “You are a Badass” and I told her that I just can’t connect to that book because duhhh, I’m already a badass! She laughed and gave me “You are a Badass at Making Money” instead. Ok, yeah, I can definitely use that.

I’ve been coaching group fitness classes at Equinox in NYC for 23 years, and I approach every session with 6 important elements …

  1. Ridiculous amounts of positivity

  2. An intelligent, hardcore training session with a defined ‘purpose’

  3. This is GROUP, your energy affects others, let’s connect and bring it!

  4. Motivating music

  5. A funny, relevant story

  6. An example of how to train your ‘mental toughness’

Through group fitness, as well as the two businesses I created, Team Lipstick and Travel with Lipstick, I get to challenge women’s mental toughness all the time. It’s the same with loving yourself. You should be able to say … I’m uber grateful for what I have, I wouldn’t change a thing, I love my hair, I wouldn’t want to be anyone else, damn my legs are strong, I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I truly love my SELF.

Perhaps fill out our application for fun (you don't have to hit submit). Or simply write down 10 things you love about yourself, then read them out loud, in the mirror (look into the eyes of

the badass chick you're talking about!). By the way, if 10 is not enough, sky's the limit ;)

Be good to the person who has been by your side for as long as you can remember. Support her, say glowing things about her, cheer her on. And on February 14, don’t forget to love your SELF!!

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