30 Days To A Healthier, More “Fitter” You Series! (Strengthen Your Self-Esteem)

self esteemAll week we have been discussing ways to become FIT in your physical body.

This week  we are talking about emotional fitness and how exercise helps maintain emotional equilibrium and self confidence issues.

We all experience PROBLEMS with SELF-ESTEEM at certain times in our lives — but because everyone’s self-image changes over time, self-esteem is not FIXED for life. 

So if you feel that your self-esteem isn’t all it could be, you can STRENGTHEN it!

Strengthening your self-esteem is an AGREEMENT with yourself to appreciate, validate, accept and support who you are at this very moment.

Positive self-esteem gives us the STRENGTH and FLEXIBILITY to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes without the FEAR of rejection. 

You can’t TOUCH your self-esteem, but it affects how you FEEL.

You can’t SEE your self-esteem, but it’s there when you LOOK at yourself in the mirror.

You can’t HEAR your self-esteem, but it’s there when you TALK about yourself or when you THINK about yourself.

Self-esteem can have a BIG part to play in how you FEEL about yourself and also how much you ENJOY things or worry about things.

The word ESTEEM (ess-teem), means that someone or something is important, special, or valuable.

And the word SELF means, well, yourself!

So put the two words TOGETHER and it’s easier to see what self-esteem is.

It’s how much you VALUE yourself and how important you think you are.

It’s how you SEE yourself and how you FEEL about the things you can do.

The most important thing to know about self-esteem is that it means seeing yourself in a POSITIVE way that’s realistic, which means that it’s the TRUTH.  

Exercising can help a person with low self-esteem feel PROUD of what they can ACCOMPLISH

They can see their BODIES do things that they may have not have ever thought possible. 

For example, reaching GOALS in your exercising routine will improve your self-esteem and make you feel better about who you are and what you can do!

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Healthy Blessings,

Gena Livings


  1. Being confident in who God created us to be is important in accomplishing our life purpose. Part of that is taking care of our bodies through exercise, so that we don’t let ourselves go. I wish exercise wasn’t so unpleasant!

    • Hello Susan,
      YES, YES, YES!! Being confident in who God created us to be is extremely important in accomplishing our life purpose.
      I speak so much on this very topic so I hope you continue to follow my articles in order to learn more about my message.

      Exercise does not have to be “unpleasant” by any stretch of the imagination as I talk about in my recent article on “rejecting the mainstream crowd.” I have attached it at the bottom of this post if you are called to read it.

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  2. I sooo needed to read this today!
    I’ve lost 30 pounds but I’ve been stuck at 167 for about 3 months..no matter what I try. I almost stopped and gave up at 167 but I have another 35 I want to lose so I can’t.

    It’s just so frustrating. I just started imminent fasting to see if my body changes and starts losing again. But I can tell you my self-esteem was being compromised especially after months and months of losing.

    Thanks for posting.

    Keep it Touched,
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    • Hi KG,

      First of all I want to congratulate you on losing 35 pounds. Wow!! That is a wonderful accomplishment and something to be so very proud of. Good for you!
      I’m so glad that my article came at the right time for you today.
      There are many physical and emotional reasons why our bodies reach a plateau which I work on with my coaching clients to break through that barrier.
      This is a broad subject to talk about in this forum but I hope you continue to follow my posts and find helpful insights along the way.

      Healthy blessings,

  3. WOW! This is a GREAT post!

    I love how you really broke it down about self-esteem.



    I am once again sharing your post. Too good not to. 🙂
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    • Hi Kathy!
      Thank you for reading my article today on strengthening self-esteem and sharing it with your community! YAY!

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  4. yes! It’s so important to love who you are and have self confidence whatever you look like, or whoever you are. The irony is, once you do, your ideal weight is easy to attain/maintain, and the perfect fitness level, whatever it is you want to be, is much easier to be, once you accept yourself, and love yourself, EXACTLY HOW YOU ALREADY ARE!! Great post.

    • Very well said, Andrea! 🙂
      That is “exactly’ the way it works!
      Once we develop a strong love/relationship to “self” all relationship changes for the better!
      Our relationship to food changes for the better
      Our relationship to exercise changes for the better
      Our relationship to others changes for the better
      Everything just keeps getting better and better and easier and easier once we are in the flow..

      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  5. This is such an important message.

    I really like how you illustrated the difference between feeling and action in your explanation of self-esteem (“You can’t touch your self-esteem, but you can feel it…”). That is probably THE BEST illustration I’ve seen!


    Thank you for such a great message…very accessible.
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    • Hello Penny!
      Thank you, I am so glad you liked my illustration!!
      I appreciate you commenting on that!!

      Healthy blessings my friend
      Gena 🙂

  6. Indeed, this is a great post for everyone. I believe this left something valuable to all readers.

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    • Thank you for stopping by today and commenting on my article
      Healthy blessings,

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