I am delighted to have gorgeous Chloe Wigan dropping by to share her thoughts on body image, self love and how she keeps herself glowing and radiant. Chloe is a life coach at the gorgeous One Infinite Life, and like me she also has a background in Psychology.
Grab a cuppa and dive in (you’re in for a treat!).
Real Raw Women Series: Chloe Wigan
Welcome honey! Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hello! I’m Chloe. I’m 22 years old, a psychology student and life coach. I’m very grateful to live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria (Australia). My favourite things in the world consist of my family and friends, reading, hiking, the beach and food. I’m obsessed with dark chocolate and herbal tea. I’m also super passionate about helping people create a life that they love.
What does ‘practise glow’ mean to you? How do you like to ‘practise glow’?
For me, practise glow means to be actively doing things that makes me feel good, so I can feel vibrant and show up as my best self. It means not making choices based on what other people deem as healthy or what I see on my Instagram feed, but really honoring what makes me feel good.
It also means lacing up my runners or getting onto my yoga mat, even when I don’t really want to, because I know that it will have a positive impact on my state. Daily movement is really essential in my life as it makes me feel good! And feeling good is what it all really comes down to for me.
I practise glow by making choices every single day that make me feel good and help me function the best I can. I drink a lot of water, which is so simple but I feel so bad when I don’t. I move my body daily, and at the moment I’m really enjoying walking and yoga. I meditate regularly, which just makes my life infinitely better. I also fuel myself with nutritious (and delicious) food. Essentially I make decisions based on what makes me feel good for me.
How do you take care of yourself?
I take care of myself by making moment-to-moment decisions on what I think I need and what would serve me best in that moment.
This means that sometimes I have a two-part breakfast, or go to bed super early, or do yoga instead of going for a walk, or decide to spend the day on the couch watching movies and drinking herbal tea.
Asking myself ‘what do I need right now?’ is something that has really helped me to take care of myself better.
What does body love mean to you?
To me body love means wholeheartedly accepting and embracing myself and my body. It means being appreciative and grateful for my body – no matter what. It also means realizing and acknowledging that I am so much more than just my body – even through this body is my only home for this lifetime – it doesn’t need to define or constrain me.
Note from Sarah: I love how Chloe identifies that her body does not need to define or constrain her. If you are reading this and don’t believe this for yourself please use that line as a mantra for the next week. I love to reaffirm positive (realistic) statements like this by telling myself this constantly throughout the day. Try it…it works!
What’s getting in your way from loving your body more? Can you share any ways you find help you to move forward?
For me I think that being so aware of my flaws is what gets in my way of loving my body more. I’m super critical of myself and everything I do in life and this can really lead to some negative self-talk.
Some things I find useful in moving forward are:
- Seeing myself through the eyes of people I love. Despite my flaws they still love me anyway and this reminds me to be more compassionate with myself.
- Asking myself if I would treat a friend the way I’m treating myself, which helps me be a whole lot kinder to myself.
- Trying to see my flaws as unique magnificent things that make up who I am.
- And gratitude. Being grateful for the body I have been given and for what it does for me always helps me appreciate the skin I’m in.
If you loved yourself more what would you do differently when it comes to nourishing yourself? (e.g. food, exercise, mindset).
I wouldn’t be as harsh and critical with myself as I am. I wouldn’t speak to myself in such a negative way or criticise my flaws, and instead I would completely accept and embrace them.
However I use those times when I’m not nourishing myself as reminders to honor myself more by doing what feels good for me.
My words of advice for young women about food & their body would be…
- You are perfectly imperfect and that’s okay.
- You are enough just the way you are.
- You are an incredible human being with infinite potential, so don’t treat yourself like you are anything less.
- Eat what makes YOU feel good!
- Be kind to yourself.
And lastly do you have a quote or any favourite mantra you use to remind yourself of your beauty, worth and brilliance?
It’s simple but I tell myself: You are enough. Over and over again.
Note from Sarah: AMEN to that sista!!! This mantra is such a beautiful way to practice self compassion, which is essential to develop on the journey towards loving and accepting our bodies and realising our self worth has to do with a lot more than how our body looks.
A big beautiful thank you to Chloe Wigan for such an inspiring, down to earth interview. I told you she was beautiful right?!!! Want to connect with Chloe? Visit One Infinite Life. Her work is incredible and she’s a definite coach to keep an eye on (I see her destined to soar!).
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