The Search for Self Love - Everything You Need to Know to Get You There
This workshop will be all about self love -- what it is, why it's important, and how to get there! We will be stepping away from unrealistic beauty standards and toward body acceptance. We live in a society that tells us exactly what our bodies should look like in order to be worthy of love and respect. These unrealistic standards have been created in order for us to feel insecure and in order for us to put more money into the diet and weight loss industries. I'm here to tell you that there is an amazing life outside of hating your body, wishing you looked differently, and falling for society's tricks.
After battling an eating disorder for five years, I finally realized there was more to life than weight loss, making others happy, and tracking my calories. I realized that there was a way for me to wear a bikini AND feel confident. I realized that my worth does not lie within my weight. Once I figured this out and learned how to practice it every single day, I knew I had to share it with the world. That is exactly what this workshop will be all about.
You deserve a life of freedom, you deserve to look in the mirror and love what you see, you deserve to wear whatever you want without fear of what others think and I'm going to help you get there!
Hello! I want to start off by saying that whatever you are going through, you are not alone. I promise you there are other people out there who have struggled with or are still struggling with some of the same things. My name is Carly Compton, and I am an eating disorder recovery & confidence coach. What does that mean? I help individuals develop a comprehensive healthy lifestyle through exercise, nutrition, and self-love. I have always struggled with body image issues; it wasn't until about a year ago that I fully started to love myself. I have been an athlete my entire life, so physical fitness was never an issue for me. However, I struggled with my nutrition and internal perception of my body. I developed an eating disorder my junior year of high school and battled it for about five years. Those were some of the darkest years of my life. I was working out, eating healthy, and wanting to see results FAST. But when those results did not happen quickly enough or to my satisfaction, I turned to bulimia. I moved to Maui, Hawai'i, in 2014, where, in hopes of recovering from my eating disorder, I joined a community of coaches and first began helping others through online groups. These groups, however, often celebrated losing the most weight in favor of actually transitioning into a healthy lifelong journey. But I was still struggling with bulimia. I was trying to help others find their own healthy lifestyle while I was living a misleading and unhealthy life myself. Fast forward to now! Turned off by the focus on weight loss, I decided to create my very own at-home workout/lifestyle program. Today, I am fully recovered from my eating disorder. I can finally look in the mirror and love what I see, and I am helping individuals across the world find this balance and happiness. The "high school junior Carly" never imagined this is where she would be. I am so excited to be able to provide this positive environment for each of you. It is so important to understand just how worthy you are. Don't be like "high school junior Carly" and fall into society's trap of obtaining the perfect body. Keep your chin up, love yourself relentlessly, and remember: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!