This Run Lift Mom Podcast Episode is about knowing your self worth with Coby Nathanson of A Nourished Mom.
Let me be clear: this is not a show about criticizing diet culture. That’s way above my pay grade.
The conversation about self worth came up because Coby continued to run on an injury since she equated running with weight loss.
She course corrected and shared the mindset journey.
Frankly, I invited her on to discuss the overuse injury and she brought a lot more. I’m grateful and hope you won’t miss the major takeaways here, which have absolutely nothing to do with race training or stress fractures.
2:00 how this show came to fruition over Instagram 4:00 Coby’s personal story with a marathon training group and chronic overuse injury that led to a pelvis injury (stress fracture) 6:00 when to seek specialized help versus how our mind
We spend the majority of our lives equating worth to body size and weight.
Although it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes this mindset and why, we can agree it happens at such a young age, these thoughts- turned-beliefs are ingrained in us in a culture that says, “small is pretty”.
Self-worth is defined as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.”
First and foremost, this should tell you that your self-worth is based on your own beliefs about yourself, and yours alone.
Your self-worth is not based off anyone else’s thoughts. This was vital in Coby’s healing and I need you to hear the strength in her voice as she reflects going 10- yes, 10- sizes down over the last 15 years.
It is important to also identify triggers that lead to self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness.
A trigger for you could be seeing other runners, or women in general, who are praised for their thin bodies.
As if a small body is more deserving of acceptance and love.
Do you think like this?
Align with people like Coby who will challenge this belief. Bonus: she’s also a wellness professional!
Inspired? Connect with Coby!
You can connect with Coby and learn about the program she coaches.
You can also hang with her on social – be prepared for some tough love and a no nonsense approach!
Love it? Yeah, me too!