Updated: Oct 29, 2022
We can be so proud of the person we see in the mirror one moment, and devastated by what we see in the next.
I know I can at least...
But daily fluctuations are normal.
The way you look first thing in the morning is not the same as last thing at night.
What you see in the mirror before a workout is not the same as what you'll see after a workout.
But the person you see in the mirror is all the same.
When I had IBS I used to constantly check how my stomach looked in the mirror, and how bloated it was.
These can become habits, that will continue unless we take action.
Number one, remove the cue - don't keep a mirror in clear sight in your room.
Number two, consciously make the decision to stop looking in the mirror. There's a big difference between the odd mirror check to see how you look, and lifting your shirt when you pass a mirror or religiously checking on something when you pass one.
Number three, learn to love the person you see in the mirror, regardless of how it looks.
The final point to consider is lighting; you can walk from a mirror in one room to a mirror in the next and you'll look completely different.
Understand this and don't be too hard on yourself if you just catch yourself at the wrong moment in the wrong light.
Keep an eye on my second Instagram account @live.guthealth for the astonishing difference I see from one day to the next!