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At war with the mirror
I looked in the mirror. Disgusting. Ugly. Fat. Unworthy. Incapable. These were only some of the words that were going through my mind. The scale had showed me once I again a number I didn’t like. Who I was didn’t matter. What I could do didn’t matter. I defined my self worth based on that number. The image I saw in the mirror was a reflection of all that time spent hating myself. Putting my own image on a pedestal. Believing that how I looked, what I could do or couldn’t do at the gym defined me. Thinking that was all that mattered about me. I wish I could say I was unique in my way of thinking. Unfortunately, I know I’m not. I know, right at this very moment, hundreds if not thousands of women worldwide go through the same thing.
I found Cambria Joy in one of those years, while I was battling binge eating disorder. Her video “How I stopped binge eating” helped me gain a new perspective on things and it helped me get on the healing path. She has recently published a book, a devotional called Look Inside, dedicated to helping women end the war with the mirror. I understand that if you are not a Christian, this might now seem appealing to you. However, I will tell you that Cambria has an amazing writing style, I never felt like she was trying to push her own beliefs onto me. So give this review a chance, especially if you are someone who struggles with body image issues.
There are quite a few options to purchase Look Inside. The first is a bundle with the devotional, a journal with writing cues and a series of 5 videos, 4 with Cambria and 1 with Ben Courson. Initially there was a second bundle that included a mug with the text “Choose Joy”, which unfortunately sold out pretty quickly. Recently, the devotional has also been launched on Amazon and can be bought as a standalone item, or even in Kindle format if you want to save on the shipping costs. I have the bundle with the devotional, journal and videos and I’m gonna tell you a bit about each of those in this article.