Today is Day 23 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jump-starting your own self-love and joining The Self-Love Movement™.

Today’s “I love me” tip is from self-love ambassador, Taylor Ryan, NASM CPT, nutrition consultant, and blogger at Here’s what she has to say:

I think it’s going to be a little obvious on my favorite way I indulge in self-love—a great workout of course! Exercise is my favorite way of self-love because there are few internal feelings like the one after a workout where you’ve given it everything you got. Let me explain…

1. Accomplishment. It feels amazing to accomplish something like a intense workout. It boosts self-pride.

2. Confidence. You feel like “The Woman/Man!” You feel like you can do anything and that’s confidence… that’s self-love.

3. You walk taller. After a tough workout there’s a strut you sway to for at least 45 minutes to an hour. I think it’s that pride, but also knowing you’ve done something most people don’t.

4. Feeling sexy. What could be more self-loving then feeling sexy. Especially when you get to buy great fitness clothes as you lose weight.

5. Satisfaction. Knowing you’re doing something that keeps you young, energized, smiling, and physically happier… that’s self-love.??Being healthy is the epicenter of self-love and exercise is one of my favorite ways to do that.

Join The Self-Love Movement™! Take the 31 Days of Self-Love Commitment and get my book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways for free at Read my 2012 31 Days of Self-Love Posts HERE.

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